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Archana, Selena win; India settle for two team bronze medals

Archana Kamath and Selena Selvakumar topped their respective groups to advance in the cadet section of the Thailand Open junior and sub-junior table tennis tournament here on Friday.Archana scored two wins beating Natkamon <g data-gr-id="22">Kamkorn</g> of Thailand and Wong Xin Ru of Singapore while Selena came first in her group with wins over Papatchaya <g data-gr-id="23">Hoarakkat</g> of Thailand and <g data-gr-id="24">Thaushi</g> Rodrigo of Sri Lanka.

<g data-gr-id="21">Srusthi</g> Halengadi finished second in her group in the cadet section. The lone entrant in cadet <g data-gr-id="19">boys</g> category Jain Payas lost both his matches to bow out.

<g data-gr-id="18">Lalrin</g> Puia and Seth Sarthak made promising starts to their campaign with wins in junior boy's section.

Earlier, Indian girls went down fighting to top seed Hong Kong 2-3 in the semifinals of <g data-gr-id="17">cadet</g> girls team event.

Both cadet and junior girls won the bronze medal for their performance.

The results (qualifying round): Junior boys: Seth Sarthak (Ind) bt <g data-gr-id="27">Napat</g> Panicharoen 10-12, 11-7, 11-6, 11-13, 13-11; Huang Chien Tu (Tha) bt Utkarsh Gupta 11-3, 11-9, 11-2; Pattartorn Passan (Tha) bt <g data-gr-id="28">Sanish</g> Ambedkar (Ind) <g data-gr-id="29">Lalrin</g> Puia bt Deva Prasetia (Ina) 11-3, 11-7, 11-2.Cadet boys: Jeong <g data-gr-id="30">Tachin</g> (Kor) bt Jain Payas (Ind) 10-12, 9-11; 11-8, 11-5, 11-9; <g data-gr-id="31">Purit</g> Verakultawan (Tha) bt Jain Payas 11-8, 11-13, 1-11, 11-6, 11-8

Junior girls: Sreeja Akula bt Octaviani Chese (Ina) 11-0, 11-8, 11-1; Tanaka Ayaka (Jap) bt Archana Kamath 11-7, 11-7, 11-4 Cadet girls: Archana Kamath (Ind) bt Natkama Kamkom (Tha) 11-6, 11-8, 11-6; Archana Kamath (Ind) bt Wong Xin Ru (Sin) 11-5, 11-9, 9-11, 8-11, 11-6.                   
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