Indians, however, suffered defeats elsewhere as Sourav Kothari went down 0-3 to Thai ace Praprut Chaithanasakun while Balachandra Bhaskar lost 1-3 to another Thailand star Thawat Sujaritthurakarn in the pre-quarterfinals of the 100-up billiards competition.
In the women’s 9-ball pool, Neena Praveen was beaten 1-7 by Korea’s Kim Gayoung in the pre-quarterfinals. Fellow-Indian Keerath Bhandal also lost 4-7 to Singaporean Hoe Shu Wah.
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