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4 Odisha paddlers enter men single main draw in National TT
Sportslogon Team January 7th 2019

Bhubaneswar : Altogather 10 men players of the State were participated in the man draw qualifications round out of which number one player of the State Asif Haque, Snehamoy Mallick and M Eshwar Rao and Kishan Prusty were qualified for the men's singles main-draw of the 11Sports 80th Senior National and Inter-State Table Tennis Championships at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Cuttack on Monday.

Asif who edged out Nitin Singh Gusain of Uttarakhand, Ajitso Tayang of Arunachal Pradesh and Saurav Basotia Bihar by 3-0 each to become group topper to enter the main draw. While, M Eshwar Rao lost the match against Subash Mani of IA&AD and win over Rohan Lalwani of Chhattisgarh 3-0 to grab the second place in his group as three players were in that group.

Similarly, Kishan Prusty lost his first match from Haryana player Shakreja Gourang 1-3, after the defeat, Kishan was bounced back to register back to back wins against Paramveer Jasrotia of Delhi and Somnath Chakraborty of Jharkhand by 3-2 each.

Another Odisha paddler Snehamoy Mallick scripted double win by defeating Pranieth S Sarada of Andhra Pradesh and Parth Garg of Chandigarh by 3-1 each, but he lost his last match from the group topper Anandh Raj Rajan of Tamil Nadu by 0-3. With the double win, Snehamoy finished second in the group..
This news was added and updated on : January 7th 2019
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