By Godwin Aikigbe
Aruna Quadri continued his impressive run in Men’s Table Tennis event of 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast by defeating Singapore’s SGP Xue Jie Pang 4-1 in Men’s Singles Round of 16 at Oxenford Studios, TT Table 5 on Thursday morning.
The Nigeria won 11-8, 8-11, 11-5, 11-5 to advance to the quarter-finals, and earlier paired Segun Toriola to beat Mas Mas Choong Javen and Leong Chee Feng of Malaysia 3-1 Men’s Doubles Round of 16 at Oxenford Studios 7-11, 11-9, 8-11, 5-11.
A knee injury forced Segun Toriola to retire in the 2nd game of the Men’s Singles Round of 16 match against Sathiyan Gnanasekaran of Indian. The veteran was trailing 7-11,5-9 when he threw in the towel.
In the Women’s TT6-10 Singles Group 2-Game 6 at Oxenford Studios, TT Table 2, Nigeria’s Faith Obazuaye beat Stephane Chan of Canada 3-0* 11-7,11-5,11-9 while Temitope Ogunsanya fell by same margin to Engalnd’s Ross Wilson in Men’s TT6-10 Singles Group 2 – Game 5