Indian Table Tennis pair of Manika Batra and Archana Girish Kamath clinched the women’s doubles title at the World Table Tennis Contender Lasko 2021 event, beating Puerto Rico’s Diaz sisters, Adriana and Melanie, in straight sets by 11-3, 11-8, 12-10.
The world number 36 pairing beat the 23rd-ranked combined of Melanie Diaz and Adriana Diaz from Puerto Rico 11-3, 11-8, 12-10. The Indian duo saved four-game points in the third set to clinch the title.
Manika Batra and Archana Kamath entered the finals of the women’s doubles event of the WTT Contender tournament after defeating the team of Wang Yidi and Liu Weishan by 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-8 in the semi-finals.
Earlier on Saturday, Manika Batra won a bronze medal after the Indian went down fighting to Wang Yidi of China by 2-4 in the semi-finals of women’s singles. Wang Yidi defeated Manika by 11-7, 7-11, 13-11, 10-12, 11-7, 11-5.