Manika Batra and Sathiyan defeated Nigerians Olajide Omotayo and Ajoke Ojomu.© Twitter
India’s Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran stormed into the mixed doubles quarter-finals, while compatriots Achanta Sharath Kamal and Akuja Sreeja also advanced to the last eight stages of the Commonwealth Games on Friday. The duo of Batra and Sathiyan defeated Nigerians Olajide Omotayo and Ajoke Ojomu 11-7 11-6 11-7.
The two will face Javen Choong and Karen Lyne from Malaysia in the first quarterfinal later in the day.
The pair of Sharath and Akula, on the other hand, came from behind and defeated Malaysian Leond Chee Fang and Ho Ying 5-11 11-2 11-6 11-5.
Sharath and Akula will face home favorites Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho in the second quarterfinal.
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