2017 ITTF Challenge, Thailand Open | Table Tennis

ANTHONY Amalraj- Sanil Shetty at ITTF Thailand Open

2017 ITTF Challenge, Thailand Open was held in Bangkok from Wednesday 29th March to Sunday 2nd April with many Indian participants in the fray for the competition.

Indian Result at ITTF Challenge, Thailand Open 2017

Match
Event
Round
Score
Winner
ANTHONY Amalraj / GNANASEKARAN Sathiyan(IND) VS MATSUDAIRA Kenji/ UEDA Jin (JAP) Men DOUBLE Semi Final 7-11,14-12,6-11,10-12 MATSUDAIRA Kenji/ UEDA Jin (JAP)
GNANASEKARAN Sathiyan VS UEDA Jin (JPN) Men Single QUARTER FINAL 4-11 11-8 10-12 10-12 11-8 4-11 UEDA Jin (JPN)
ANTHONY Amalraj VS KANG Dongsoo (KOR) Men Single QUARTER FINAL 7-11,11-8,11-7,3-11,4-11,9-11 KANG Dongsoo (KOR)
MUKHERJEE Ayhika VS ZENG Jian (SGP) Women Single QUARTER FINAL 5-11,7-11,6-11,2-11 ZENG Jian (SGP)
BATRA Manika / DAS Mouma VS PARANANG Orawan / SAWETTABUT Suthasini (THA) Women Double QUARTER FINAL 1-11,7-11,3-11 PARANANG Orawan / SAWETTABUT Suthasini (THA)
ANTHONY Amalraj / GNANASEKARAN Sathiyan VS GHOSH Arjun / KUMAR Jubin Men DOUBLE QUARTER FINAL 5-11,6-11,11-8,7-11 ANTHONY Amalraj / GNANASEKARAN Sathiyan(IND)
DESAI Harmeet / SHETTY Sanil VS GAO Ning/PANG Xue Jie (SGP) Men DOUBLE QUARTER FINAL 11-9,11-9,8-11,11-9 GAO Ning/PANG Xue Jie (SGP)
GHOSH Arjun VS SUN Chia-Hung(TPE) U-21 Men Round of 16 5-11 8-11 4-11 SUN Chia-Hung(TPE)
KAMATH Archana Girish VS SHIOMI Maki (JAP) U-21 Women Round of 16 11-7 7-11 5-11 9-11 SHIOMI Maki (JAP)
MUKHERJEE Ayhika VS WONG Chin Yau(HKG) U-21 Women Round of 16 8-11 3-11 6-11 WONG Chin Yau(HKG)
PUSHPAK Amrutha VS LIN Po-Hsuan(TPE) U-21 Women Round of 16 11-9 9-11 8-11 4-11 LIN Po-Hsuan(TPE)
DESAI Harmeet / SHETTY Sanil VS HUANG Chien-Tu /  LEE Chia-Sheng(TPE) Men DOUBLE Round of 16 7-11 11-9 11-8 8-11 11-3 DESAI Harmeet / SHETTY Sanil (IND)
ANTHONY Amalraj / G.Sathiyan VS DHOORIA Rohan / ZHAO Anthony Men DOUBLE Round of 16 12-10 11-5 11-4 ANTHONY Amalraj / GNANASEKARAN Sathiyan (IND)
KUMAR Jubin / GHOSH Arjun VS IBRAHIM Shakirin / LEONG Chee Feng(MAL) Men DOUBLE Round of 16 9-11 11-9 11-5 11-1 KUMAR Jubin / GHOSH Arjun (IND)
M.Ayhika / P. Madhurika VS LIN Ye / ZHOU Yihan (SGP) Women Double Round of 16 7-11,11-4,4-11,7-11 LIN Ye / ZHOU Yihan (SGP)
BATRA Manika / DAS Mouma VS LIM Eunice /  TAN En Hui (SGP) Women Double Round of 16 11-5,11-5,11-4 BATRA Manika / DAS Mouma (IND)
MUKHERJEE Ayhika VS SAWETTABUT Suthasini(THI) Women Single Round of 16 11-5,11-9,12-10,11-3 MUKHERJEE Ayhika(IND)
SHETTY Sanil VS KANG Dongsoo (KOR) Men Single Round of 16 9-11,9-11,5-11,8-11 KANG Dongsoo (KOR)
ANTHONY Amalraj VS PANG Xue Jie (SGP) Men Single Round of 16 11-6,11-7,11-7,11-8 ANTHONY Amalraj (IND)
GNANASEKARAN Sathiyan VS KAKITSUKA Masato (JPN) Men Single Round of 16 11-6,11-1,11-5,11-8 GNANASEKARAN Sathiyan(IND)
DAS Mouma  VS KOMWONG Nanthana (THI) Women Single Round of 32 9-11 4-11 5-11 9-11 KOMWONG Nanthana (THI)
MUKHERJEE Ayhika VS MAK Tze Wing(HKG) Women Single Round of 32 11-9 5-11 8-11 17-15 8-11 11-7 14-12 MUKHERJEE Ayhika (IND)
THAKKAR Manav Vikash VS MATSUDAIRA Kenji (JPN) Men Single Round of 32 6-11,7-11,11-8,6-11,8-11 MATSUDAIRA Kenji (JPN)
KAMATH Archana Girish VS SHIOMI Maki (JAP) Women Single Round of 32 7-11 11-13 11-4 7-11 11-8 8-11 SHIOMI Maki (JAP)
GHOSH Arjun VS UEDA Jin (JPN) Men Single Round of 32 3-11,8-11,9-11,5-11 UEDA Jin (JPN)
YADAV Abhishek VS SUN Chia-Hung (TPE) Men Single Round of 32 11-7,4-11,6-11,9-11,9-11 SUN Chia-Hung (TPE
GNANASEKARAN Sathiyan VS HUNG Tzu-Hsiang (TPE) Men Single Round of 32 11-13,9-11,11-4,11-7,11-9,11-7 GNANASEKARAN Sathiyan(IND)
DESAI Harmeet VS KANG Dongsoo (KOR) Men Single Round of 32 11-8,5-11,11-5,4-11,11-2,7-11,8-11 KANG Dongsoo (KOR)
SHETTY Sanil VS WANG Tai-Wei (TPE) Men Single Round of 32 6-11,11-5,11-4,8-11,11-8,13-11 SHETTY Sanil(IND)
BATRA Manika  VS LEE Yujin(KOR) Women Single Round of 32 7-11,11-7,5-11,11-7,11-6,11-13,13-15 LEE Yujin(KOR)
ANTHONY Amalraj VS PANAGITGUN Yanapong (THI) Men Single Round of 32 11-6,11-4,11-3,11-9 ANTHONY Amalraj(IND)
  • Men’s Doubles :

ANTHONY Amalraj / GNANASEKARAN Sathiyan participating in men’s doubles event were the only Indians to reach semi-finals of the tournament. However, their dream run was crushed by Japanese pair of MATSUDAIRA Kenji/ UEDA Jin, who defeated the Indian duo by 7-11, 14-12, 6-11, 10-12 in a nail-biting contest.

Earlier, in the quarter-finals they defeated another Indian pair of GHOSH Arjun / KUMAR Jubin by 5-11, 6-11, 11-8, 7-11 to move into the last 4 stage.

Another Indian pair DESAI Harmeet / SHETTY Sanil lost their QF rubber to GAO Ning/PANG Xue Jie (SGP) by 11-9, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9.

  • Men’s Singles :

Sathiyan GNANASEKARAN & Amalraj ANTHONY made their way to Quarter-finals but both of the paddlers lost their matches in a dramatic fashion to their respective opponents.

Sathiyan lost to UEDA Jin of Japan by 4-11 11-8 10-12 10-12 11-8 4-11 in a close contest while his team-mate Amalraj was defeated by KANG Dongsoo of korea by 7-11, 11-8, 11-7, 3-11, 4-11, 9-11 in another nail-biting contest of Thailand Open.

Manav Vikash THAKKAR was beaten by Japenese  MATSUDAIRA Kenji by 6-11, 7-11, 11-8, 6-11, 8-11 in the round of 32.

Harmeet DESAI lost to KANG Dongsoo (Kor) 11-8, 5-11, 11-5, 4-11, 11-2, 7-11, 8-11 in the first round too.

  • Women’s Singles :

Ayhika MUKHERJEE became the most successful Indian women in this category after reaching the quarter-finals stage. However, she was crushed by ZENG Jian in the last 8 stage by 5-11, 7-11, 6-11, 2-11.

Mouma DAS lost her way to Thailand’s KOMWONG Nanthana easily by 9-11 4-11 5-11 9-11.

Another Indian player Archana Girish was knocked out of the first round by another Japanese player SHIOMI Maki by 7-11 11-13 11-4 7-11 11-8 8-11 in the first round of ITTF Thailand Open.

Manika Batra, one of the most familiar face in Indian Table tennis squad, gave a strong fight before going down to LEE Yujin of korea by 7-11, 11-7, 5-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-13, 13-15 in the round of 32.

  • Women’s Doubles :

BATRA Manika / DAS Mouma crashed out of the tournament after losing to Thailand’s duo of  PARANANG Orawan / SAWETTABUT Suthasini by 1-11, 7-11, 3-11 in the quarter-finals stage.

Earlier, the pair totally dominated the Singapore’s duo of LIM Eunice /  TAN En Hui to reach the last 8 stage.

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Another Indian pair participating in 2017 ITTF Challenge, Thailand Open lost their respective first round match to LIN Ye / ZHOU Yihan of Singapore by 7-11, 11-4, 4-11, 7-11.