New Delhi: Indian paddlers continued to impress as both men's and women's teams assured themselves of at least two bronze medals by progressing to the semifinals of the 19th Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships on Tuesday.
Both teams have common rival in England in their respective semi-finals, to be played on Wednesday.
Men paddlers topped their group by winning all the three matches while women finished second behind Singapore.
Women paddlers put up a brave fight a strong Singapore side before going down 1-3 in a league match. This after Indian team overwhelmed Scotland 3-0 in the opening match of the day.
The star of the day for the host was local girl Neha Aggrawal (430) who looked in sublime touch and created an upset by beating higher-ranked Yihan Zhou (91) and later went on to decimate Megan Phillips (11-2 11-4 11-1) in her side’s game against Wales.
With team trailing 0-2 against overwhelming favourites Singapore, Neha humbled Zhou much to the delight of the Indian contingent. The local girl beat her opponent 11-6 12-10 7-11 11-6 to seal the tie for the hosts.
Earlier, Indians made a promising start with Mouma Das (231) taking the first game 11-7 against Singapore's Mengyu Fu displaying fearsome forehand shots.


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