Sam Walker & Tom Jarvis at the medal ceremony

Hosts end England hopes of gold

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Paul Stimpson

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Hosts India ended English hopes in three semi-finals at the Commonwealth Championships today.

Tom Jarvis, up against top seed and world No 24 Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, gave a good account of himself, despite the 4-0 scoreline, particularly pushing his opponent in the opening game.

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Gnanasekaran lost 4-3 (9-11, 6-11, 11-5, 11-8, 17-15, 7-11, 11-9) to compatriot Harmeet Desai in the gold medal match. Jarvis has the consolation of a bronze.

There will be bronze too for Tin-Tin Ho, who was beaten in five by Ayhika Mukherjee, who went on to beat Madhurika Patkar 4-0 (11-6, 11-4, 11-9, 19-17) in another all-Indian final.

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And in the Men’s Doubles, the Indian juggernaut was also unstoppable as Amalraj Anthony & Manav Thakkar defeated Jarvis & Sam Walker 3-1 to set up a final against top seeds Gnanasekaran & Sharath Achanta. And it was Anthony & Thakkar who prevailed 3-1 (8-11, 11-6, 13-11, 12-10).

England end the championships in Cuttack with two team silvers, two individual bronzes and one men’s doubles bronze.

Results

Men’s Singles
Semi-finals
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (IND) bt Tom Jarvis 4-0 (16-14, 11-6, 11-7, 11-9)

Women’s Singles
Semi-finals
Ayhika Mukherjee (IND) bt Tin-Tin Ho 4-1 (11-6, 11-6, 7-11, 11-4, 11-4)

Men’s Doubles
Semi-finals
Amalraj Anthony & Manav Thakkar (IND) bt Walker & Jarvis 3-1 (11-9, 8-11, 11-6, 11-5)

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