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Shamini advances; Arul Selvi falls

Sports Reporter

GUWAHATI: Top-seed K. Shamini of Tamil Nadu entered the women's quarterfinals with an 11-4, 11-6, 11-4, 11-5 win over D. Aparna Nair (Kerala) in the table tennis event of the National Games at the Tarunram Phookan indoor stadium here on Friday.

However, N. Arul Selvi, a member of the gold winning Tamil Nadu team, had a golden chance to defeat the fifth seed Sushmita Roy of West Bengal in the last 16. Selvi let go off a 3-0 lead to lose in seven keenly fought games.

The results: Table tennis (pre-quarterfinals): Women: K. Shamini (TN) bt D. Aparna Nair (Ker) 11-4, 11-6, 11-4, 11-5; Mamata Prabhu (Mah) bt Pallavi Kundu (WB) 11-5, 11-5, 11-4, 11-7; Sushmita Roy (WB) bt N. Arul Selvi (TN) 9-11, 8-11, 7-11, 11-2, 12-10, 12-10, 11-5; Shweta Kumaravel (TN) bt Sanjana Sarma (Asm) 3-11, 11-9, 11-4, 10-12, 11-5, 11-6.

Vishika Vijoy (Raj) bt R. Sanjukta Gogoi (Asm) 11-4, 11-5, 11-3, 11-3; J. Swarna (TN) bt Naganalini (AP) 11-9, 11-7, 11-7, 11-8.

Mousami Paul (WB) bt M. Aparna (TN) 13-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-6; Nandita Saha (WB) bt Mansi Bhagwat (Mah) 11-5, 7-11, 8-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-5.

Badminton (quarterfinals): Men: Chetan Anand (AP) bt Sachin Ratti (Pun) 21-10, 21-12; Sagar Chopda (Mah) bt Thomas Kurian (Ker) 21-15, 18-21, 21-17; Ajay Jayaram (Mah) bt Tanveer Gill (Del) 21-16, 21-14; P. Kashyap (AP) bt Ravinder Singh (UP) 21-19, 21-13.

Women: Saina Nehwal (AP) bt Neha Pandit (Mah) 21-10, 21-11; Aparna Balan (Ker) bt Sayali Gokhale (Mah) 21-18, 21-9; Jwala Gutta (AP) bt Bibari Basumatari (Asm) 21-15, 20-22, 21-14; Aditi Mutatkar (Mah) bt Shruti Kurien (AP) 21-8, 21-14.

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