Asian Table Tennis C'ships: Sathiyan, Ayhika in pre-quarters; Manika, Madhurika out

G. Sathiyan and Ayhika Mukherjee are the only Indian survivors in singles at the Asian Table Tennis Championships as both of them entered the pre-quarterfinals on Friday.

G. Sathiyan defeated Noshad Alamiyan of Iran 8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 and will clash with North Korea's An Ji Song in the next round.   -  Getty Images (File Photo)

India's Sathiyan Gnanasekaran was the lone Indian to enter the men's singles pre-quarterfinals in the Asian table tennis championships here on Friday. The Indian, ranked 30 in the world, defeated Noshad Alamiyan of Iran 8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 and will clash with North Korea's An Ji Song at 6.50 p.m. IST today.

Ayhika Mukherjee remained the lone Indian survivor in the women's singles round of 32 of the Asian table tennis championships here on Friday. Ayhika defeated Batbayar Doljinzuu of Mongolia 11-6,  11-7, 11-3 and will now face World No. 2 Ding Ning of China in the pre-quarterfinals at 5.30 p.m. IST on Friday.

THE RESULTS:

Men, Round of 32:

G. Sathiyan bt Noshad Alamiyan (IRI) 8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-5; A.Amalraj lost to Chen Chien-An (Tpe) 11-6, 11-6, 11-8; Manav Thakkar lost to Cheg-Ting Liao (Tpe) 11-9, 11-6, 11-3.
ENDS

Women, Round of 32:

Ayhika Mukherjee bt Batbayar Doljinzuu (MGL) 11-6, 11-7, 11-3; Archana Kamath lost to Feng Tianwei (SGP) 11-9, 11-9, 9-11, 11-4; Manika Batra lost to Kasumi Ishikawa (Jpn) 11-9, 11-8, 11-4; Sutirtha Mukherjee lost to Jihee Jeon (Kor) 14-12, 12-10, 9-11, 11-5; Madhurika Patkar lost to Hitomi Sato (Jpn) 11-6, 11-9, 11-4.