New Delhi:Olympian Achanta Sharath Kamal's impressive form helped Indian men register their second successive victory, while the dismal performance of the Indian women continued in the World Team table tennis championships in Moscow on Monday.
In their second match, the Indian men beat Canada 3-0 while the women lost 1-3 to Malaysia.
World No. 70 Sharath hardly broke sweat to get the better of Pierre-Luc Hinse 3-1 after Soumyadeep Roy overcame Pradeeban Peter-Paul 3-2 in a keenly-contested encounter.
Former National champion Subhajit Saha then defeated Pierre-Luc Theriault 3-0 in a lop-sided affair to round off the score in the Group H match.
Reigning National women's champion Poulomi Ghatak spanked Soo Jiin Chiu 3-0, but did not find any support from her teammates, including her doubles partner Mouma Das.
Mouma lost to Sock Khim 0-3 in the first match and then again suffered a 2-3 defeat at the hands of Lee Wei Beh. Former India No. 1 K. Shamini lost 1-3 to Lee Wei in the second match of the Group ‘E' contest.
On the opening day, the Indian men had beaten Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-2 while the women's team lost to Denmark 2-3. — PTI