Good start for Indian women in Asian TT

Last Updated: Monday, November 16, 2009 - 23:48

Lucknow: Reigning woman national champion
Kumaresan Shamini came out with an impressive performance as
India went off to a good start on the opening day of the 19th
Asian Table Tennis Championships here on Monday.

Shamini registered a comprehensive victory over Sengdavan
Douangpanya as the hosts spanked Laos 3-0 in a Group D match
in the prestigious tournament.

The Chennai girl then led from the front, helping the
hosts beat Nepal and Kazakhstan - both with 3-0 scoreline in
the First Division.

Meanwhile, Indian men`s team was lucky to get a walk-over
from Turkmenistan in their first Group B match and then
spanked Jordan 3-0.

They would now face Uzbekistan in their last group match.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, November 16, 2009 - 23:48

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