Asian Games Table Tennis: Indian Women's Doubles Teams Advance

Updated: 29 September 2014 12:52 IST

While Ankita Das and Poulomi Ghatak outplayed Pakistani duo Rahila Kashif and Shabnam Bilal, Madhurika Patkar and Neha Aggarwal thrashed the Maldives' Aishath Nisa and Shiura Aminath Shareef.

Asian Games Table Tennis: Indian Womens Doubles Teams Advance
File Photo: India's Madhurika Suhas Patkar (L) in action during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. © AP

Incheon:

The Indian women's table tennis doubles teams advanced to the second round after winning their respective matches of the 17th Asian Games at the Suwon Gymnasium here on Monday. (Day 10 Blog | Medal Tally)

First up, the Indian pair of Ankita Das and Poulomi Ghatak outplayed Pakistani duo Rahila Kashif and Shabnam Bilal 3-0 (11-5, 11-1, 11-7) in just 11 minutes. (Also Read: Sharath Kamal Knocked Out of Mixed Doubles)

In their next match on Wednesday, Ankita-Poulomi will face South Korean pair of Youngsook Park and Haeun Yang, who registered a facile 3-0 (11-2, 11-4, 11-1) win over Macau's Fei Sut Tam and Mei Sio. (Read: Ankita Das Through to Table Tennis Round 2)

The other Indian women's team in the fray, Madhurika Patkar and Neha Aggarwal, took 12 minutes to thump the Maldives' Aishath Nisa and Shiura Aminath Shareef 3-0 (11-3, 11-6, 11-2).

Madhurika and Neha will play their pre-quarter-final match Wednesday against Chinese team of Zhu Yuling and Chen Meng.

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