Worksop: Commonwealth Games done for Walker after he suffers double doubles defeat

Sam Walker’s Commonwealth Games is done after he was beaten in both the men’s and mixed doubles table tennis competitions.

Thursday, 31st July 2014, 6:12 pm
Sam Walker reached the quarter-finals of the men's doubles in Glasgow

The Worksop ace has a silver medal from Glasgow which he won in the men’s team competition.

And he was hoping to upset the odds in the men’s doubles and get amongst the medals again.

But in the end, he and partner Dan Reed played to their number-eight seeding as they bowed out in the quarter-finals.

After beating Ghanaian duo Samuel Akayade/Emmanuel Commey in round two, Walker/Reed faced Scottish pairing Niall Cameron/Sean Doherty in round three and recorded a confident 3-0 win.

But in the last eight they faced Indian pair Sharath Achanta/Amalraj Arputharaj and soon found themselves 2-0 down and up against it.

The English pair hit back by taking the third game 11-7.

But the Indians won the fourth game 11-8 to seal the match.

In the mixed doubles, Walker and partner Karian Le Fevre lost in the fourth round to the Australian pairing of William Henzell/Miao Miao.

The English pairing beat Mark-Anthony Dowell/Anthonette Riley of Barbados 3-0 in their first match and then upset seeded Indian pair Soumyajit Goush/Poulomi Ghatak 3-2 in round three.

They then engaged in a see-saw encounter with the Australians in which they led 1-0, trailed 2-1 and then fought back to make it 2-2 before losing the deciding game 11-9.