Vastavam web: The Indian women table tennis players made a positive start to their campaign at the 18th Asian Games by reaching the quarter-finals of the team event here on Sunday. The Indian team comprising Mouma Das, Ayhika Mukherjee and Sutritha Mukherjee defeated Qatar 3-0 in the first match but lost to China 0-3 in the second tie. In the first tie against Qatar, Mouma Das gave India a 1-0 lead after registering a comfortable 11-3, 11-2, 11-4 win over Maha Ali before Ayhika extended the lead 2-0. Ayhika beat Aia Mohamed 11-2, 12-10, 11-2, 11-3.
Sutirtha then made it 3-0 for India after beating Maha Faramarzi 11-3, 11-3, 11-6 to pocket the first tie. In the second tie, the Indians were no match for the Chinese, losing 0-3 before bouncing back by beating Iran to enter the quarter-finals.