2018 ITTF Challenge, Polish Open

2018 ITTF Challenge, is an annual Challenger Tour of International Table Tennis Federation. The tournament will staged in the city of Spala the 2018 ITTF Challenge Polish Open will be held from Tuesday 13th March to Saturday 17th March.

12 member team will lead India. 6 men(Amalraj ANTHONY, Sharath Kamal, GNANASEKARAN Sathiyan, Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty and Soumyajit Ghosh) and 6 women (Manika Batra, Mouma Das, Divya, Sutirtha MUKHERJEE, Madhurika Patkar and Pooja) will be in Indian team. Mouma Dass and GNANASEKARAN Sathiyan are top-seeded for Indian The tournament will start from QuarterFinal but you can follow result from round of 6 on our website.here are Indian Result –

Player / Pair Event Round of 16 QuarterFinal SemiFinal
Manika Batra Women Single SHIBATA Saki (5th)(JPN)
Win – (4-2)
YANG Haeun (3)(KOR)
Lost – (0-4)
Amalraj ANTHONY Men Single KOU Lei (UKR) (2)
lost – (1-4)
Harmeet DESAI / Soumyajit Ghosh (7) Men’s Double ORT Kilian / QIU Dang (GER)
lost – (2-3)
Sharath Kamal / GNANASEKARAN Sathiyan (4) Men’s Double Vlosov Grigory / S.Vladimir (RUSS)
lost – (3-1)
Amalraj ANTHONY / Sanil Shetty (5) Men’s Double GRELA Artur / K.Samuel (POL)
Win – (3-1)
Vlosov Grigory / S.Vladimir (RUSS)
Win – (3-1)
LEE Sangsu / JEOUNG Youngsik (1)(Kor)
Lost – (0-3)
Manika Batra / Mouma Das (3) Women Single M.Kristyna / K.Kristyna (CZE)
Win – (3-0)
XIAO Maria / DVORAK Galia (GER)
Lost – (2-3)

Key Moment

  • Manika Batra (Women Single), Amalraj ANTHONY (Men Single) was only Indian to enter Round of 16(main draw start from R64) in single whereas Double main draw start from round of 16.
  • Manika Batra(WR- 62) Beat 5th Seeded (World Rank 31) in Round Of 16 of women single by 4-2 and make big upset.In Quarterfinal her opponent from Korea who was 3rd seeded YANG Haeun was too tough for her as Manika lost by 0-4. YANG Haeun later won Women Single Title.
  • Amalraj ANTHONY(WR – 77) lost to 2nd seeded (26th Rank) KOU Lei of Ukraine in Round of 16 of Men’s Single
  • 5th seeded Amalraj ANTHONY / Sanil Shetty was only Indian Pair to reach Semifinal here, they beat polish and Russian pair before losing to top-seeded Korean LEE Sangsu / JEOUNG Youngsik in Semi Final by 0-3. While 4th seeded Sathiyan and Kamal suffer an Upset after losing to Russian Pair in Round Of 16.
  • 3rd seeded Manika and Mouma also suffer upset as they lose to unseeded German Pair XIAO Maria / DVORAK Galia by 2-3 in a close match
  • Amalraj ANTHONY / Sanil Shetty finish With Bronze Medal, only Indian to reach semifinal here in Polish Open.