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Indian women paddlers in quarter-finals

other Updated: Nov 14, 2010 09:51 IST

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India's women's table tennis team advanced to the quarter-finals of the Asian Games after demolishing Maldives 3-0 in Gunagzhou on Sunday.

Mamta Prabhu, Madhurika Patkar and Kumaresan Shamini needed just 30 minutes together to win their respective singles rubbers and seal India's place in the next stage.

Patkar routed Mueena Mhamed 11-6 11-6 11-7 in just 12 minutes and then Patkar needed just nine minutes to dispose of Fatimatch Jumana Nimal 11-3 11-4 11-1.

Shamini sent packing Aminath Shiura Shareef 11-4 11-4 11-1 in the third singles.

With two wins and a defeat, India finished second in group B with five points.

Singapore topped the group with a clean slate, fetching six points.

Top two teams from all four groups advanced to the quarterfinals.