Archana, Sathiyan won medals in Oman Open TT

March 26, 2019

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G. Sathiyan won a bronze medal in Oman Open TT. The fourth-seeded Indian lost 8-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 10-12 and settled for the bronze medal. The Swede had the slight advantage until deuce. But once he broke Sathiyan to go up, it was all over for the Indian as his opponent wrapped it up with the winner.

Archana Kamath’s excellent run at the ITTF Challenge Oman Open came to an end when she lost the Under-21 women singles final in straight games of 7-11, 8-11, 6-11 to top-seeded Japanese Satsuki Odo on Saturday evening. The Indian had to settle for the silver in her first major outing since winning the national women singles crown at Cuttack this January. The Japanese used her potent backhand to greater effect to beat the Indian who has had a wonderful outing at Muscat. But the win was not easy for the Japanese who admitted that Archana was very good, using both her backhand and forehand. “It was a very difficult match,” said the top-seed. Archana had her chances in the fist two games but a couple of mistakes did her in.

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