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Achanta Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran reach men’s singles semis, Sanil Shetty crashes out

Birmingham [UK], August 6 (ANI): Indian desk tennis stars Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran superior to the semifinals of the men’s singles class on the ongoing Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

Kamal superior to the ultimate 4 by defeating Quek Izaac Yong of Singapore by 4-0. He defeated his opponent by a margin of 11-6, 11-7, 11-4, 11-7. Kamal was at his finest in the course of the match as he crushed his opponent in 4 straight video games and didn’t actually permit him to be able of benefit.

Gnanasekaran additionally moved to the ultimate 4 stage by defeating Sam Walker of England by 3-2. He defeated his English opponent by 11-5, 11-7, 11-5, 8-11, 10-12, 11-9. The match was a well-fought one on a part of Walker.

Gnanasekaran was within the lead by profitable the primary two video games. But the Englishman bounced again to win the subsequent two video games, although the Indian contested nicely. Things had been now even at 2-2. Gnanasekaran held his nerves to win the ultimate recreation which booked his ticket to the semis.

Sanil Shetty however crashed out of the men’s singles competitors after struggling a 1-4 defeat to England’s Liam Pitchford. Pitchford had misplaced the primary recreation by 9/11. He got here again sturdy to register wins by 11-6, 11-8, 11-8, 11-4 within the subsequent 4 video games and booked his ticket to the semis.

Earlier, the Indian group additionally notched a couple of wins within the girls’s doubles class as nicely.

The girls’s doubles duos of Manika Batra and Diya Prayag and Sreeja Akula and Reeth Tennison superior to the quarterfinals after securing spectacular wins on Saturday of their spherical of 16 matches.

Manika-Diya defeated Oumehani Hosenally and Nandashwaree Jalim of Mauritius by 3-0. This Indian duo received towards their opponents by 11-5, 11-5, 11-3. Manika and Diya had been off to begin as they received the primary recreation convincingly. They didn’t look again from there and adopted it with two extra wins to seal the match and e book their ticket to the quarterfinal.

The different Indian girls’s doubles duo of Sreeja Akula and Reeth Tennison was additionally spectacular of their 3-0 win over Anna Chloe Thomas Wu Zang and Lara Whitto of Wales.

Akula-Tennison emerged victorious on this one-sided match by 11-7, 11-4, 11-3 to e book their slot within the quarterfinal. The Welsh duo was not given too many probabilities to chop the deficit and misplaced the match inside three video games. (ANI)