Asian Games 2023: Indian women’s table tennis team kicks off campaign with win over Singapore



The Indian women’s table tennis team started their campaign with a hard-fought win over Singapore in their Group F match at the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou on Friday.

India beat Singapore 3-2.

In the first tie, Ayhika Mukherjee took on Jian Zeng in the women’s singles competition. Jian won the match 3-1 (7-11, 11-2, 11-7, 12-10) to give Singapore a 1-0 lead.

In the second match, Manika Batra took on Jingyi Zhou in another women’s singles match. Batra turned Singapore’s fortunes around and leveled the score at 1-1 with a 3-1 win over the Singaporean (11-9, 9-11, 11-7, 11-3).

Sreeja Akula took on Ru Xin Wong in the third match of the tie. This match was a tough one but Sreeja won it 3-2 (12-14, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7). With this, the score turned in India’s favor at 2-1.

However, Singapore refused to go down without a fight. Jian defeated Manika 3-2 in a hard fought match (11-3, 3-11, 12-10, 10-12, 12-10) to level the score at 2-2.

In the final tie, Ayhika beat Zhou 3-1 (11-7, 11-8, 9-11, 11-5) to secure a 3-2 win for India.

Now India will next take on Nepal on Saturday.

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