Glasgow, Jul 26: Indian men’s and women’s table tennis teams notched up wins in their respective pool matches of the 20th Commonwealth Games being held at the Scotstoun Sports Campus here on Friday. While the men defeated Guyana 3-0 in Pool C, the women thrashed Kenya with the same scoreline in Pool D.
In the men’s first match, the pair of Sanil Shankar Shetty and A. Anthony Amalraj defeated Paul David and Christopher Franklin 11-8, 11-6, 11-5 followed by Soumyajit Ghosh’s 11-8, 11-5, 11-9 victory over Franklin in the first men’s singles to wrap up the match.
Amalraj totally demolished Shamar Britton 11-4, 11-3, 11-3 in the dead rubber to make it 3-0 in India’s favour. Meanwhile, the Indian women’s doubles pair of Ankita Das and Poulomi Ghatak drubbed Della Mgenya Njani and Sejan Dipan Thakkar 11-6, 11-5, 11-5.
Manika Batra defeated Sejal 11-7, 11-4, 11-4 to give India a 2-0 unassailable lead which was increased further to 3-0 when Poulomi thrashed Jinita Azad Kumar Shah 11-4, 11-3, 11-5.