Asean University Games: Mixed day for S'pore men and women's table tennis team on opening day

SINGAPORE - Host Singapore's table tennis men opened their Asean University Games campaign with wins over Cambodia and Thailand on Tuesday (July 12) to top their group.

After a 3-0 victory over Cambodia at Nanyang Technological University in the morning, the Republic's paddlers were put to the test by their Thai opponents in the afternoon.

The Singapore men eventually won 3-2, with Kerry Tan clinching the deciding rubber 11-8, 11-9, 11-8 against Siripattananutakul Nutchapat.

The Republic have advanced to the semi-finals on Thursday (July 14) and will face either Malaysia or the Philippines.

Vietnam, who recorded 3-0 group stage wins over the Philippines and Malaysia, will face either Thailand or Cambodia in the last-four.

In the women's division which features only one group, Singapore lost 3-0 to Malaysia in the morning, before losing by the same scoreline to Thailand in the later match.

They will complete their group stage matches against the Philippines and Vietnam on Wednesday (July 13).

The table tennis competition ends on July 17.