England have been knocked out of the 2018 ITTF Challenge Polish Open.

Three England players – Tin-Tin Ho, Kelly Sibley and Maria Tsaptsinos – each won their groups in the women’s singles, but were eliminated today (Thursday) in the knockout stages.

Kelly Sibley and Maria Tsaptsinos were both defeated in the first knockout stage. Tsaptsinos (WR 350) lost out 1-4 to world-ranked 87, Miyuu Kihara (JPN), while Sibley (WR 188) lost 0-4 to world-ranked 66, Manika Batra (IND).

Ho won her first match against Brazil’s Lin Gui 4-1, but was later defeated 4-1 by Japan’s Hitomi Sato (WR 16).

Tsaptsinos and Ho were also both knocked out of the women’s under-21s competition. Tsaptsinos was defeated by France’s Oceane Guisnel, while Ho lost to Romania’s Alina Zaharia.

Denise Payet also played in the competition, but was knocked out in the qualifying rounds.


Qualifying Rounds

Women’s Singles

Qualifying Group 9

Maria Tsaptsinos vs Kristyna Mikulcova (CZE): 4-2

Maria Tsaptsinos vs Daniela Ortega (CHI): 4-3

Group 11

Tin-Tin Ho vs Rianne van Duin (NED): 4-0

Tin-Tin Ho vs Nataliya Sladkova (KAZ): 4-0

Group 12

Denise Payet vs Valeria Shcherbatykh: 1-4

Denise Payet vs Farah Abdel-Aziz (EGY): 4-WO

Group 24

Kelly Sibley vs Zuzanna Blazejewicz (POL): 4-1

Kelly Sibley vs Margo Degraef (BEL): W/O

Under-21 Women’s Singles

Group 3

Denise Payet vs Gabriela Dyszkiewicz (POL): 1-4

Denise Payet vs Xuan Zhang (ESP): 0-3

Group 11

Maria Tsaptsinos vs Aleksandra Michalak (POL): 3-0

Maria Tsaptsinos vs Rebekka Carlsen (NOR): 3-0

Women’s Doubles

Kelly Sibley & Maria Tsaptsinos vs Natalia Bajor & Paulina Knyszewska (POL): 3-2

Kelly Sibley & Maria Tsaptsinos vs Oceane Guisnel & Stephanie Loeuillette (FRA): 1-3

Tin-Tin Ho & Denise Payet vs Anna Wegrzyn & Katarzyna Wegrzyn (POL): 3-2

Tin-Tin Ho & Denise Payet vs Krisztina Ambrus & Sarah de Nutte (Hun-Lux): 0-3


Knockout Rounds

Women’s Singles

Maria Tsaptsinos vs Miyuu Kihara (JPN): 1-4

Kelly Sibley vs Manika Batra (IND): 0-4

Tin-Tin Ho vs Lin Gui (BRA): 4-1

Tin-Tin Ho vs Hitomi Sato (JPN): 1-4

Under-21 Women’s Singles

Maria Tsaptsinos vs Oceane Guisnel (FRA): 0-3

Tin-Tin Ho vs Julia Slazak (POL): 3-2

Tin-Tin Ho vs Alina Zaharia (ROU): 0-3