Indian boys' squad enters Stage 2
New Delhi, Nov 27 (PTI) The Indian boys' team entered Stage 2 of the World Junior Table Tennis Championships after registering its second successive win in Group D at Riva del Garda in Italy today.
After blanking New Zealand in their first round yesterday, the Indian team, comprising Manav Thakkar, Manush Shah, Snehit Suravajjul and Jeet Chandra, inflicted another 3 -0 win over Argentina last night.
Manush opened with a win over Francisco Sanchi 11-9, 11- 5, 11-9, while Manav Thakkar followed it up by notching up 11 -8, 11-8, 3-11, 11-7 triumph over Martin Bentancor before Snehit closed out the contest with 11-2, 11-5, 11-4 win over Santiago Tolosa.
This enabled the Indian squad to book their berth in Stage 2 of the championships where the team has been clubbed with China and France in group F.
With two teams making the cut for Stage 3, where the teams play for positions 1-8, Indian boys stand a good chance of making the grade as they need to just tackle France to qualify