Paddlers Soumyajit Ghosh and Harmeet Desai`s surge in the men`s doubles event of the Japan Open came to an end on Saturday after the pair lost their quarterfinal match to local pair of Jin Ueda and Maharu Yoshimura, in Yokohama.
The young duo of Soumyajit Ghosh and Harmeet Desai on Friday became the first Indian paddlers to reach the men`s doubles quarterfinals of a Super Series tournament as they entered the last-eight of the Japan Open at Yokohama.
Achantha Sharath Kamal and Mouma Das suffered contrasting semifinal defeats in their respective singles as India rounded up its Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships campaign without a single gold medal, here on Friday.
He might have been the flag-bearer of Indian table tennis but lack of form in the last two years hasn`t helped his cause, and now Achantha Sharath Kamal is keen to give his 100 per cent in the Commonwealth championships, starting here on Sunday.
His transition from junior to senior level has been smooth and he has got better of many of his fancied compatriots but Soumyajit Ghosh remains grounded as he gears up for the Commonwealth Championships.