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Indian doubles pair Harmeet Desai and Soumyajit Ghosh loses in final

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Gold Coast (Australia): The third seeded Indian pair of Harmeet Desai and Soumyajit Ghosh went down in the doubles final of the GAC Group ITTF World Tour Australian Open table tennis tournament here on Saturday.

 

The fourth seeded Kwan Kit and Lam Siu Hang of Hong Kong beat the Indian pair 11-4, 11-4, 8- 11, 11-4 in the final. However, it was a great run by the Indian pair who defeated Robin Devos and Cedric Nuytinck of Belgium 14-12, 7-11, 5-11, 11-9, 11-9 in the semifinals. Last month, the Indian pair had reached the semifinals in doubles event of the Phlippines Open. In singles both Harmeet Desai and Soumyajit Ghosh lost in the pre-quarterfinals.

 

The results

 

Men singles (pre-quarterfinals): Youngsik Jung (Kor) bt Soumyajit Ghosh (Ind) 13-15, 11-4, 11- 8, 11-5, 11-6; Yuya Oshima (Jpn) bt Harmeet Desai (Ind) 11-3, 11-3, 11-5, 11-5.

 

First round: Soumyajit Ghosh (Ind) bt Yuki Matsuyama (Jpn) 12-10, 7-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-3;
Harmeet Desai (Ind) bt Justin Han (Aus) 8-11, 16-14, 11-8, 11-5, 11-7.

 

Doubles (Final): Ho Kwan Kit/Lam Sin Hang (Hong Kong) bt Harmeet Desai/Soumyajit Ghosh 11-4, 11-4, 8-11, 11-4.

 

Semifinal: Harmeet Desai/Soumyajit Ghosh (Ind) bt Robin Devos/Cedric Nuytinck 14-12, 7-11, 5-11, 11-9, 11-9.

 

Quarterfinals: Harmeet Desai/Soumyajit Ghosh (Ind) bt William Henzell/David Powell (Aus) 11- 9, 11-9, 11-3, 10-12, 11-8.

 

First round: Harmeet Desai/Soumyajit Ghosh (Ind) bt Juke Duffy/Dominic Huang (Aus) 11-9, 6- 11, 9-11, 11-2, 11-7.

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