WTT Contender Muscat: Archana, Manika progress to second round

Indian paddler Archana Kamath cruised into the second round of the WTT Contender Muscat as she beat Canada's Mo Zhang 11-6, 10-12, 11-8, 11-9 on Wednesday.

Published : Mar 02, 2022 21:14 IST

File Photo of Archana Kamath in action.
File Photo of Archana Kamath in action.

File Photo of Archana Kamath in action.

Qualifier Archana Kamath pulled off an upset as she beat higher-ranked Mo Zhang 11-6, 10-12, 11-8, 11-9 in a women's singles first round match of the WTT Contender Muscat on Wednesday. Manika Batra also got off to a winning start as she beat Singapore's Lin Ye 12-10, 11-8, 11-8.

Archana had defeated Oze Yilmaz 11-8 5-11 12-10 11-7 in the third round of qualifying. Sreeja Akula also progressed to the main draw but lost 11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8 to Jia Nan Yuan, a player of Chinese origin, representing France.


Earlier, five Indian doubles pairs entered the quarterfinals - Manav Thakkar and Manush Shah (men's doubles), Selena Deepthi and Sreeja Akula, Sutirtha Mukherjee-Ayhika Mukherjee (women's doubles), G. Sathiyan-Manika Batra and Manav-Archana Kamath (mixed doubles).

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