WTT Contender, Doha: Sathiyan, Manika in mixed doubles quarterfinals

G. Sathiyan and Manika Batra, seeded third, beat Chew Zhe Yu Clarence and Zeng Jian of Singapore.

FILE PHOTO: Manika Batra (left) and G. Sathiyan win in five games.   -  PTI

The Indian mixed doubles pair of G. Sathiyan and Manika Batra, seeded third, entered the quarterfinals of the WTT Contender Doha here on Monday with a 6-11, 11-9, 11-13, 11-8, 11-6 win over Chew Zhe Yu Clarence and Zeng Jian of Singapore. Earlier, Fan Siqi of China defeated India’s top paddler Manika Batra 11-7, 11-5, 11-6 in a women’s singles first-round match.

The results
  • Women’s singles (first round): Fan Siqi (Chn) bt Manika Batra 11-7, 11-5, 11-6.
  • Mixed doubles (first round): G. Sathiyan & Manika Batra bt Chew Zhe Yu Clarence & Zeng Jain (SGP) 6-11, 11-9, 11-13, 11-8, 11-6.; Yang Wang & Tatiana Kukulkova (SVK) bt Manav Thakkar & Archana Kamath 11-7, 11-4, 5-11, 13-11.

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