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Manika Batra enters the pre-quarterfinals of the Asian Games, but the mixed pair loses

<p>In the women’s singles competition at the Asian Games on Thursday, star Indian paddler Manika Batra dominated lower-ranked Nepalese paddler Nabita Shrestha to advance to the pre-quarterfinals.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-209449″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-mitchell-marsh-anticipates-that-australias-all-rounder-will-excel-in-india-for-the-750×421.png” alt=”theindiaprint.com mitchell marsh anticipates that australias all rounder will excel in india for the” width=”1477″ height=”829″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-mitchell-marsh-anticipates-that-australias-all-rounder-will-excel-in-india-for-the-750×421.png 750w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-mitchell-marsh-anticipates-that-australias-all-rounder-will-excel-in-india-for-the-768×431.png 768w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-mitchell-marsh-anticipates-that-australias-all-rounder-will-excel-in-india-for-the-390×220.png 390w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-mitchell-marsh-anticipates-that-australias-all-rounder-will-excel-in-india-for-the-150×84.png 150w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-mitchell-marsh-anticipates-that-australias-all-rounder-will-excel-in-india-for-the.png 960w” sizes=”(max-width: 1477px) 100vw, 1477px” title=”Manika Batra enters the pre-quarterfinals of the Asian Games, but the mixed pair loses 6″></p>
<p>Manika, who won the mixed doubles bronze medal at the Jakarta Asian Games and won the gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, defeated Nabita 4-0 (11-5, 11-4, 11-3, 11-2) in only 20 minutes to advance to a match against Suthasini Sawettabut of Thailand.</p>
<p>However, Sreeja Akula had to exit the competition after suffering a humiliating 0-4 loss to Songgyong Pyon of North Korea (6-11, 4-11, 13-15, 9-11).</p>
<p>Manav Vikash Thakkar and Manush Utpalbhai Shah of India won the men’s doubles match against Mohamed Shaffan Ismail and Moosa Munsif Ahmed of the Maldives 3-1 (11-8, 9-11, 11-6, 11-2) to go to the round of 16.</p>
<p>In only 13 minutes, another Indian team, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Sharath Kamal Achanta, defeated Ser-Od Gankhuyag and Manlaijargal Munkh-Ochir of Madagascar 3-0 (11-5, 11-3, 11-3) in singles.</p>
<p>But in a nail-biting pre-quarterfinal match at the Gongshu Canal Sports Park, Singapore’s Zhe Yu Clarence Chew and Jian Zeng defeated India’s mixed pair of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra 2-3 (11-7, 11-9, 11-13, 10-12, 3-11).</p>
<p>The other mixed pair, Orawan Paranang and Phakpoom Sanguansin of Thailand, defeated Sreeja Akula and Harmeet Rajul Desai 0-3 (4-11, 6-11, 10-12) to bow out.</p>

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