Manika Batra and Sreeja Akula entered the ladies’s singles quarterfinals within the desk tennis occasion of the Commonwealth Games right here on Friday.
Batra steamrolled Australian Jee Minhyung 11-4 11-8 11-6 12-10 to e-book her place within the quarterfinal.The 27-year-old star paddler will now tackle Singapore’s Jian Zeng within the final eight-clash later tonight.
Sreeja, alternatively, performed out a nerve-wracking encounter towards Charlotte Carey from Wales to safe herself a final eight berth.The 24-year-old toiled onerous however held her nerves to beat Carey 8-11, 11-7, 12-14, Sep 11, 11-4, 15-13, 12-10.
Sreeja will lock horns with Canada’s Mo Zhang within the quarter-final which can also be slated to be held later tonight.Earlier within the day, each Manika and Sreeja additionally reached the blended doubles quarterfinal occasions.
Batra and blended doubles associate Sathiyan Gnanasekaran humbled Nigerians Olajide Omotayo and Ajoke Ojomu 11-7 11-6 11-7.The two will face Malaysia’s Javen Choong and Karen Lyne within the first quarter-final occasion on Friday.
Sreeja and her associate Achanta Sharath Kamal, alternatively, got here from behind to beat Malaysia’s Leond Chee Fang and Ho Ying 5-11 11-2 11-6 11-5.They will sq. up towards dwelling favourites Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho within the second quarterfinal conflict on the identical day.
Meanwhile, Reeth Tennison, bowed out within the ladies’s singles occasion after she went right down to Singapore’s Feng Tianwei in a spherical of 16 sport.
The Singaporean Tianwei proved too sturdy for Tennisson and the latter was crushed T 11-2, 11-4, Sep 11, 11-3, 11-4.