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Table tennis

Lisa Lomas, the England No 1, yesterday went out of the first-round third stage of the women's singles in the English Open at Kettering Arena, losing to Japan's Michiyo Sasamori, 21-19, 17-21, 25-23, 21-19. Darren Blake, England's only qualifier from Thursday, was beaten 21-18, 21-15, 15-21, 21-14, in the first round of the men's singles by the Canadian Francis Trudel.