Sporting Digest: Table Tennis

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MEN'S INTERNATIONAL England v Japan (Grantham): England 4 Japan 2. (Eng names first): M Syed bt Y Morimoto 22-24 21-7 21-16; Chen Xinhua lost to K Matsushita 15-21 19-2; C Prean bt K Nakamura 21-18 21-9; Syed lost to K Matsushita 21-7 13-21 17-21; Chen bt Y Matsushita 21-11 21-14; Prean bt Y Morimoto 21-12 21-9.

ANDREA HOLT, the national champion, produced the best win of her career against Japan at Hull last night when she beat the former world champion, Koyama Chire,

13-21, 23-21, 21-19.

WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL England v Japan (Hull): England 6 Japan 4. (Eng names first): A Holt bt C Koyama 13-21 23-21 21-19; K Goodall lost to M Endo 19-21 18-21; S Marling bt Y Fujita 21-17 21-18; N Deaton lost to S Matsusaki 21-19 14-21 16-21; Holt and Goodall bt Koyama and Endo 21-14 14-21 21-14; Holt bt Endo 21-18 13-21 21-9; Deaton and Marling bt Fujita and Matsusaki 21-13 21-15; Marling bt Matsusaki 16-21 21-16 21-14; Goodall lost to Koyama 11-21 4-21; Deaton lost to Fujita 20-22 27-29.

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