Manika advances as Sharath exits
Manika Batra notched up three successive wins but Achinta Sharath Kamal’s hopes of a World Cup berth were dashed on a disappointing day for the Indians at the ITTF-ATTF 30th Asian Cup table tennis tournament here today.
Manika will take on Japanese Miu Hirano in the challenge round for a quarterfinal berth, but for the two male players Sharath and Harmeet Desai, the challenge ended.
Rahil Gangjee (72) and Gaganjeet Bhullar (74) dropped marginally from where they were overnight at the end of the third round of the Shinhan Donghae Open here today.
Gangjee, now even par 213 after three rounds, is tied- 29th as against tied-27 overnight, while Bhullar at five-over is tied-58th, three places down from overnight tied-55th on a windy day.
Gangjee, one-under through first eight holes parred all except one of the remaining holes. But that was double bogey on Par-3