Neha falters; Shamini, Mouma in women`s singles main draw

Updated: Aug 13, 2009, 23:42 PM IST

New Delhi: Olympian Neha Aggarwal failed to
cross the first hurdle while three Indians, including national
champion K Shamini qualified for the women singles main draw
in the Pro Tour China Open table tennis championship today.

Shamini impressed in the qualifying round by registering
couple of comprehensive wins over S Kristin and Hong Kong N G
Wing Nam of Germany to join former India number one Mouma Das
and youngster Divya Deshpande in the main round starting

Shamini will face Chinese Li Xiaodan in the first round
while Mouma, who was lucky to get walkover from I Irene of
Germany, will lock horns with Japanese Sayaka Hirano. Divya
will play against Huajun Jiang of Hong Kong.

Meanwhile in men`s singles category, former national
champion Subhajit Saha, Pathik Mehta, Soumyajit Ghosh, A Amal
Raj, Devesh Karia and Sourav Chakraborty made it to the main

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