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Indian girls reach semis, boys exit

June 29, 2005 11:26 IST

Indian paddlers had mixed luck as both the girls teams booked their berth in the semi-finals while the boys saw their challenge end in the quarter-finals of the World Junior Circuit Table Tennis championship being played in Fiji, on Wednesday.

In the girls section, India 'A' registered a hard fought 3-2 win over Korea Republic 'B' while India 'B' thrashed New Zealand 'A' 3-0 to reach the last four.

India 'A' will now take on top seed Japan 'A' while India 'B' will play second seed Japan 'B' for a berth in the final.

It was, however, not an happy outing for the boys as both India 'A' and India 'B' lost lost to Korea Republic 'B' and Korea Republic 'A' 1-3 respectively.

Results:

(Girls)

India 'A' beat Korea Republic 'B' 3-2: J Swarna lost to Mira Moon 8-11, 7-11, 4-11; K Shamini beat Ji Eom Yu 11-9, 8-11, 14-12, 7-11, 11-8; Swarna/Shamini lost to Moon/Yu 10-12, 6-11, 11-9, 4-11; Shamini bt Moon 11-9, 11-6, 11-5; Swarna bt Yu 12-10, 12-10, 12-10.

India 'B' beat New Zealand 'B' 3-0: Pallabi Kundu bt Sophie Wei Shu 11-5, 5-11, 13-11, 12-14, 13-11; Madhurika Patkar bt Jenny Hung 11-9, 8-11, 12-10, 14-12; Salankara Mahalanobish/ Ashlesha Bodas bt Shu/Hung 11-2, 7-11, 10-12, 11-5, 11-9.

(Boys)

Korea Republic 'B' beat India 'A' 3-1: Young Sik Jeoung bt Soumyajit Sarkar 8-11, 11-8, 11-8, 13-11; Sang Su Lee lost to Aniket Koparkar 9-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 7-11; Jeoung/Lee bt Sarkar/Devesh Karia 11-3, 6-11, 11-6 12-10; Lee bt Sarkar 12-10, 5-11, 11-8, 11-4.

Korea Republic 'A' beat India 'B' 3-1: U Myeongjae bt Sanil Shetty 11-3, 15-13, 11-6; Donghee Lee lost to R Abhishek 11-9, 6-11, 3-11, 6-11; Myeongjae/Hoon Suk Yoo bt Abhishek/Sayan Roy Paul 8-11, 11-5, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8; Myeongjae bt Abhisek 11-5, 11-8, 11-5.

 

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