Snehit defeats England's Walker; causes huge upset in the Czech Open

Snehit, ranked 415 in the world, overcame the Brit, ranked 96 at 5-11, 3-11, 11-4, 12-10, 11-4, 11-8 to enter the pre-quarterfinals.

REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: G. Sathiyan, the top seed, defeated Tomas Koldas of The Czech Republic in straight four games, 11-4, 11-2, 11-8, 11-5 in the first round.   -  THE HINDU

India's S. Snehit pulled off a huge upset-win over Samuel Walker of England in six games in a men's singles first-round match of the Czech Open International table tennis tournament here on Monday.

Snehit, ranked 415 in the world, overcame the Brit, ranked 96 at 5-11, 3-11, 11-4, 12-10, 11-4, 11-8 to enter the pre-quarterfinals. Earlier, G. Sathiyan, the top seed, defeated Tomas Koldas of The Czech Republic in straight four games, 11-4, 11-2, 11-8, 11-5 in the first round.

Results

  • Men’s: Singles (round of 32): G. Sathiyan bt Tomas Koldas (Cze) 11-4, 11-2, 11-8, 11-5; Manav Thakkar bt Victor Yefimov (Ukr) 11-4, 11-8, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8; Mudit Dani lost to Adam Klajber (Svk) 11-4, 13-11, 12-10, 11-8; Jeet Chandra bt Alexandre Robinot (Fra) 13-11, 11-9, 10-12, 8-11, 11-8, 11-2; S. Snehit bt Samuel Walker (Eng) 5-11, 3-11, 11-4, 12-10, 11-4, 11-8; Sanil Shetty lost to Yevhen Pryshchepa (Ukr) 12-10, 9-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8, 14-12.

 

  • Women’s: Singles (round of 32): Sreeja Akula bt Katsiaryna Baravok (Blr) 12-10, 12-10, 11-8, 13-11; Archana Kamath bt Marketa Sevcikova (Cze) 11-7, 11-4, 8-11, 11-7, 7-11, 9-11, 12-10.

 

  • Mixed doubles (round of 16): Sanil Shetty & T. Reeth Rishya bt Pavel Platonov & Katsiaryna Baravok (Blr) 11-3, 11-5, 11-6; Manav Thakkar & Archana Kamath bt Akos Kishegyi & Bernadett Balint (Hun) 13-11, 10-12, 11-5, 11-7; Jeet Chandra & Selena Deepthi lost to Tomas Martinko & Zdena Blaskova (Cze) 9-11, 11-3, 13-11, 13-11.
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