Indian eves lose to Hong Kong in World Junior Women's Team Championship
Indian girls put up a spirited show but went down 0-2 to fourth seeds Hong Kong in the quarter-final of the World Junior Women's Team Championship here.
Harshit Kaur Jawanda gave her best but was outwitted by Asian Junior champion Ho Ka Po in straight games 6-11, 3-11, 6-11 while Urwashi Joshi was beaten 7-11, 5-11, 8-11 lost to Choi Uen Shan here on Thursday.
Harshit tried to keep Ka Po behind her however often opened up the court for the Hong Kong girl to move her to all corners forcing the loose ball or error. Ka Po was fierce and volleyed brilliantly to keep Harshit at bay winning in three games.
Urwashi playing her first match in the team event did trouble Choi with her aggressive play. Choi, an Asian under-17, champion was patient and waited for the errors from Urwashi to ensure the tie Hong Kong won after another straight game victory.
Hong Kong will play Egypt in the semi-finals while India take on Canada in the 5/8 play offs.