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Indian paddlers have it easy in the qualifying rounds

Written by: Staff

Melbourne, Mar 22 (UNI) Indian peddlers barring one scored easy victories in their league matches of the table tennis competition in the commonwealth Games here today.

The lone player to lose a league match was Shibaji Datta, going down to Brad Chen of New Zealand 1-4 (11-1, 2-11, 8-11, 7-11, 7-11).

Kasturi Chakraborty heralded Indian victory parade for the day when she beat Canada's Wennin Chiu 4-2 (11-7, 4-11, 7-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-2).

Shamini Kumaresan, who lost her first league match yesterday, won her second match this afternoon beating Trinidad and Tobago's Aleena Edwards 4-1 (6-11, 11-7, 11-4, 13-11, 11-8).

Other Indian results: Women: Poulomi Ghatak bt Selima Tetau (Kiribati) 4-0 (11-3, 11-4, 11-1, 11-3) Mouma Das bt Asha Nambozo (Uganda) 4-0 (11-1, 11-2, 11-4, 11-6) Nandita Saha bt Priscila Tommy (Vanuatu)) 4-0 (11-3, 11-5, 11-7, 11-8) Men: Soumyadeep Roy bt William Nyirenda (Malawi) 4-0 (11-1, 11-4, 11-3, 11-3) Subhajit Saha bt Gavin Hylton (Jamaica) 4-0 (11-3, 11-4, 11-9, 11-3) Mixed doubles: Nandita Saha and Subhajit Saha bt S Jenkins/Davies (Wales) 3-0 (11-2, 11-8, 11-7) UNI HSB PDS BS1934

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