CWG 2022: Triple Delight for Achanta Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra Out Of Singles

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Ace Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal put up a sensational present to progress to the semifinals of two occasions and the quarter-final of 1 occasion occasions within the desk tennis competitors of the Commonwealth Video games on Friday. The report nine-time nationwide champion, who has as many as 10 CWG medals to his identify, entered the boys’s singles quarter-finals after beating Nigeria’s Olajide Omotayo 4-2 in an exciting contest. Sharath, 40, additionally reached the semifinals of blended and males’s doubles competitors alongside together with his respective companions.

He first paired up with younger Sreeja Akula to stun two-time silver medallists Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho of England 3-2 (11-7 8-11 11-8 11-13 11-9) in blended doubles quarters after which mixed with Sathiyan Gnanasekaran to beat one other English pair of Tom Jarvis and Sam Walker 3-0 (11-6 11-8 11-4) in males’s doubles occasion.

Sreeja too dished out superlative performances to progress to the ladies’s singles semifinals to go together with her blended doubles efficiency.

The 24-year-old from Hyderabad confirmed nerves of metal as she scripted a sensational come-from-behind 4-3 win over Mo Zhang of Canada to advance to the semifinals.

She beat Zhang 11th of September 11-4 6-11 11th of September 11-5 11-4 11-8 in her quarterfinal match.

Gnanasekaran additionally reached the boys’s singles quarters, beating Nicholas Lum 4-2 on the NEC Corridor.

Sreeja and Sharath had earlier come from behind to beat Malaysia’s Leond Chee Fang and Ho Ying 5-11 11-2 11-6 11-5, whereas Sharath and Gnanasekaran eased previous Bangladesh’s Bawm Ramhimlian and Ridoy Mohutasin Ahmed 11-6 11-1 11-4 of their spherical of 16 conflict.

Defending champion Manika Batra, nevertheless, had a nasty day as she suffered a 0-4 defeat towards Jian Zeng of Singapore within the girls’s singles quarterfinal to bow out of the competitors.

Earlier, Manika and Sathiyan had misplaced 2-3 to Malaysia’s Javen Choong and Karen Lyne, whereas males’s pairing of Sanil Shetty and Harmeet Desai additionally ended their marketing campaign with a 0-3 loss to Singapore’s Chew Zhe Yu Clarence and Poh Shao Feng Ethan.

In one other consequence, Sreeja and Reeth Tennison entered the pre-quarterfinals with a 3-0 win over Scotland’s Lucy Elliott and Rebecca Plaistow.

Earlier within the day, Manika and Sreeja had entered the ladies’s singles quarterfinals.

Whereas the 27-year-old Batra steamrolled Australian Jee Minhyung 11-4 11-8 11-6 12-10 to arrange a battle with Singapore’s Jian Zeng, Sreeja performed out a nerve-wracking encounter towards Charlotte Carey of Wales to safe herself a final eight berth.

Nevertheless, Manika Batra misplaced the quarter-finals by 4-0 margin.

The 24-year-old toiled laborious however held her nerves to beat Carey 8-11 11-7 12-14 11th of September 11-4 15-13 12-10. In the meantime, Reeth Tennison, bowed out within the girls’s singles occasion after she went all the way down to Singapore’s Feng Tianwei in a spherical of 16 match.

Tianwei proved too sturdy for Tennison because the latter was overwhelmed 11-2 11-4 11th of September 11-3 11-4.

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