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Asian TT Championship: Indian Men's Team Win Bronze; Two Doubles Pairs Enter Quarter-Finals

The Indian men took bronze in the team events.

Indian Men's Team posing for photo after settling for Bronze Medal in the Asian TT Championships
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Sutirtha Mukherjee of India advanced to the round of 32 of the Asian Table Tennis Championships on Thursday after defeating higher-ranked Szu-Yu Chen.

After dropping the first game to the 40th-ranked Chen of Chinese Taipei, the world number 104 won 10-12, 11-8, 11-7, 11-7 in a round-of-64 match. 

In another round-of-64 match, India's top-ranked player Manika Batra walked over Thailand's Jinnipa Sawettabut. 

Suwal Sikka of Nepal was defeated by Ayhika Mukherjee. To advance in the competition, she won 11-2, 11-0, and 11-1. 

Another Indian competitor, Sreeja Akula, was defeated by world number eight Mima Ito of Japan, losing 5-11, 6-11, 9-11.

Chen Meng of China was too strong for Diya Chitale, winning 11-3, 11-6, 11-8 to advance to the round of 32.

Manav Thakkar and Manush Shah defeated Abdulaziz Anorboev and Kutbidillo Teshaboev of Uzbekistan to go to the men's doubles quarterfinals. 

In the women's doubles, Ayhika and Sutirtha defeated Angelina Romanovskaya and Sarvinoz Mirkadirova of Kazakhstan 11-1, 13-11, 10-12, 11-7 to advance to the last eight.

The Indian men took bronze in the team events.
(With PTI inputs)

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