It was a mixed bag for English athletes on Day 1 of the WTT Star Contender event in Doha. Both Paul Drinkhall and Tin-Tin Ho failed to make it through their first matches in the singles competitions, but Drinkhall and Pitchford, Ho and Pitchford and Ho and Mischek have made it through to the quarter-finals of the men’s, mixed and women’s doubles.
See below for timings and how to watch:
Men’s Doubles quarter-finals:
Liam Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall bt Robert Gardos and Daniel Habesohn of Austria 3-2 (11-9, 12-10, 4-11, 10-12, 13-11).
Men’s Singles round of 32:
Liam Pitchford bt Tiago Apolinia of Portugal 3-1 (11-8, 9-11, 11-3, 11-3).
Men’s Singles round of 16:
Liam Pitchford bt Ho Kan Kwit of Hong Kog 3-1 (11-5, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8).
Mixed Doubles quarter-finals:
Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho lose to WONG Chun Ting and DOO Hoi Kem of Hong Kong 1-3 (11-5, 7-11, 10-12, 5-11).
Women’s Doubles quarter-finals:
Tin-Tin Ho and Karoline Mischek play Barbora Balazova (Slovakia) and Sara De Nutte (France) TBC.
Day 1 results:
Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho bt Tiago Apolinia and Jieni Shao of Portugal 3-1 (13-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-9).
Liam Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall bt CHEN Chien-An and CHUANG Chih-Yuan of Chinese Taipeiat 3-1 (11-7, 11-1, 5-11, 11-7).
Tin-Tin Ho and Karoline Mischek bt Maryam Farei and Shima Farei of Iran 3-0 (11-9, 11-9, 11-5).
Paul Drinkhall vs Daniel Habesohn of Austria at 1530.
Tin-Tin Ho loses to Archana Girish Kamath 1-3 (7-11, 11-6, 11-13, 8-11).