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Asian junior TT: Ayhika Mukherjee in girls main draw

Ayhika Mukherjee was the lone Indian to qualify for the main draw of the Reliance Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships, at the NSCI's Sardar Vallabhai Patel Indoor Stadium yesterday.

Ayhika Mukherjee
Ayhika Mukherjee 

Meanwhile, Hong Kong's Ho Kwan Kit and Doo Hoi Kem combined well to fashion a 3-0 win over Chinese Taipei's Liao Cheng-Tiang and Huang Yu-Chiao to enter the junior mixed doubles championship round. In the final, the duo will take on another Chinese Taipei pair Sun Chia-Hung and Chiu Ssu-Hua, who defeated North Koreans Kim Ok Chan and Kim Jinju 3-1 in the other semi-finals.

Kolkata lass Mukherjee made it to the junior girls' main draw as the topper in Group 13, following impressive wins over Ruvini Kannangara of Sri Lanka (3-1), Ri Yong Hae of DPR Korea (3-0) and Lee Seul of Korea (3-0).

The junior India No 2 Mukherjee, of Adarshya Vidya Niketan, Naihati faces sixth seed and world No 8 Manyu Wang of China in the first round of the main draw.

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