St Louis, Corbin advance in men’s doubles qualifiers at World C/ships

T&T’S Dexter St Louis and Anthony Corbin stayed on course to reach the main draw of the men’s doubles competition at the Llebherr 2017 World Table Tennis Championship in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Dexter St Louis

In his men’s Group 56 qualifiers five-time Caribbean singles champion St Louis was beaten by Russian Vladimir Sidorenko 0-4 and Chile’s Juan Lamadrid 2-4 and faces Mexican Ricardo Villa in his final match. Corbin, who resides in England, suffered defeats in his two Group 40 matches, by 0-4 margins to Denmark’s Anders Lin and Moldova’s Andrei Putuntica.

Chung, also a five-time women’s regional singles champion, was beaten by Slovakian Lucia Truksova 2-4 and will meet Denmark’s Stefanie Christensen and Bangladeshi Rahima Alter to complete Pool 50 play.

And in the mixed doubles, St Louis and Chung started well with an 11-7, 11-3, 11-8 over Nepal’s Gothe and Sivechchha Nembang but were then ousted by Indians Harmeet Desai and Madhurka Patkar 4-11, 8-11, 11-4, 6-11. (Trinidad Guardian)

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