Guangzhou (China), April 8 (IANS) Subajit Saha upset World No. 38 Li Hu of Singapore 4-1 to finish ninth in the second stage of the Asia Cup Table Tennis Championships here Sunday.
Earlier, Saha had beaten world No.18 Jiang Tian Yi of Hong Kong 3-2 in the first stage to make the top players sit up and take notice of his prowess.
Saha, ranked 259 in the world, played with purpose right from the start and had the measure of his opponent. With his attacking game, Saha proved to be too good for the Singaporean.
Women's player Divya Deshpande finished 13th in the second stage defeating World No.135 Beh Lee Wei of Malaysia 4-2.
Divya, though began slowly, picked up her threads from where she left off in their previous meeting to catch her opponent on the wrong foot. The Malaysian did show glimpses of staging a comeback but Divya was too strong in her returns.
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