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Sathiyan Gnanasekaran upsets order, books Tokyo place

Friday 19 March

Nervous moments, tense times at the end of the opening day of play, Thursday 18th March, at the 2020 Asia Olympic Games Qualification Tournament in Doha, for two men, a sound sleep awaited.

 

India’s Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Mongolia’s Lkhagvasuren Enkhbat had booked places in the men’s singles event in Tokyo.

 

 

Meanwhile for Kazakhstan’s Kirill Gerassimenko alongside Iran’s Noshad Alamiyan it was a day without defeat as it was for the Singaporean duo of Pang Yew En Koen and Clarence Chew in addition to Thailand’s Padasak Tanviriyavechakul and Jann Mari Nayre of the Philippines.

 

 

East Asia – Men’s Singles

 

One match required to gain a place in Tokyo, in all Mongolian affair, the decision went in favour Munkhzorig Jargalaiskan.

 

Thu 18th March: (2) Lkhagvasuren Enkhbat (MGL) (1) Munkhzorig Jargalaiskan (MGL) 11-6, 11-5, 12-10, 11-7

 

 

Middle Asia – Men’s Singles

 

Kazakhstan’s Kirill Gerassimenko and Iran’s Noshad Alamiyan, the respective top two seeds each enjoyed success. They emerged the only unbeaten players.

 

Players finishing in first and second positions in each group advance to the semi-finals.

 

Group One

Thu 18th March: (1) Kirill Gerassimenko (KAZ) v (6) Elmurod Kholikov (UZB) 11-3, 11-5, 11-4, 11-4

Thu 18th March: (1) Kirill Gerassimenko (KAZ) v (4) Nima Alamian (IRI) 14-12, 9-11, 3-11, 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-9

Fri 19th March: (4) Nima Alamian (IRI) v (6) Elmurod Kholikov (UZB)

 

Group Two

Thu 18th March: (2) Noshad Alamiyan (IRI) v (5) Aidos Kenzhigulov (KAZ) 11-7, 11-7, 11-6, 12-10

Thu 18th March: (3) Zokhid Kanjaev (UZB) v (7) Azamat Ergeshov (KGZ) 17-15, 11-6, 7-11, 11-4, 11-4

Thu 18th March: (2) Noshad Alamiyan (IRI) v (3) Zokhid Kanjaev (UZB) 11-5, 11-2, 11-7, 5-11, 11-4

Thu 18th March: (7) Azamat Ergeshov (KGZ) v (5) Aidos Kenzhigulov (KAZ) 11-5, 7-11, 1-2, 15-13, 11-5

Fri 19th March: (2) Noshad Alamiyan (IRI) v (7) Azamat Ergeshov (KGZ)

Fri 19th March: (3) Zokhid Kanjaev (UZB) v (5) Aidos Kenzhigulov (KAZ)

 

Semi-Final

Fri 19th March:

Fri 19th March:

 

Final

Sat 20th March:

 

 

South Asia – Men’s Singles

 

One group only, three players, a narrow seven games win against doubles partner and compatriot, the no.2 seed, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran upset the order of merit to reserve his Tokyo place.

 

Group

Thu 18th March: (2) Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (IND) v (1) Sharath Kamal Achanta (IND) 11-9, 15-13, 5-11, 7-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-8

Thu 18th March: (1) Sharath Kamal Achanta (IND) v (3) Muhammad Rameez (PAK) 11-4, 11-5, 11-1, 11-4

Thu 18th March: (2) Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (IND) v (3) Muhammad Rameez (PAK) 11-5, 11-8, 11-9, 11-2

 

 

 

South East Asia – Men’s Singles

 

Success for Singapore, Pang Yew En Koen duly secured first place in his group as his top seeded status advised. In the corresponding group, colleague Clarence Chew ended the day unbeaten with one match remaining.

 

Players finishing in first and second positions in each group advance to the semi-finals.

 

 

Group One

Thu 18th March: (1) Pang Yew En Koen (SGP) v (5) Jann Mari Nayre (PHI) 11-9, 7-11, 12-10, 12-10, 8-11, 11-7)

Thu 18th March: (1) Pang Yew En Koen (SGP) v (4) Rafanael Nikola Niman (INA) 11-6, 11-7, 11-7, 11-9

Fri 19th March: (4) Rafanael Nikola Niman (INA) v (5) Jann Nari Nayre (PHI)

 

Group Two

Thu 18th March: (2) Padasak Tanviriyavechakul (THA) v (6) Deepash Bhagwani (INA) 11-8, 11-6, 11-9

Thu 18th March: (3) Clarence Chew (SGP) v (7) John Russel Misal (PHI) 11-3, 12-10, 8-11, 11-5, 11-5

Thu 18th March: (3) Clarence Chew (SGP) v (2) Padasak Tanviriyavechakul 11-7, 11-3, 7-11, 11-9, 11-7

Thu 18th March: (7) John Russel Misal (PHI) v (6) Deepash Bhagwani (INA) 11-5, 9-11, 6-11, 13-11, 11-3, 11-9

Fri 19th March: (2) Padasak Tanviriyavechakul (THA) v (7) John Russel Misal (PHI)

Fri 19th March: (3) Clarence Chew (SGP) v (6) Deepash Bhagwani (INA)

 

Semi-Final

Fri 19th March:

Fri 19th March:

 

Final

Sat 20th March:
 

Notation: seeding appears in brackets

 

Editor: Ian Marshall

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