HAVING failed to deliver in the singles and doubles, a relaxed Marco Fu Ka-chun and his Hong Kong teammates will be looking to make amends when they take on India in today's snooker team competition quarter-finals. After the disappointment of defeat in the doubles on Thursday, Fu decided to down tools and have a day off to watch the volleyball tournament on Friday. Fu believes that his break has done him the world of good, leaving him 'fresher' for the match against the Indians. 'I think I just needed a day where I didn't have to think about snooker. I went to watch some volleyball with the team yesterday and it was good for me to do that. I felt a bit fresher on the practice table today,' Fu said. Fu, Chan Wai-tat and singles bronze medallist Chan Kwok-ming will play three best-of-nine frame singles rubbers against India's trio of Alok Kumar, Joshi Devendra and Yashin Merchant. The Indians will not be lacking confidence after winning 3-0 against the United Arab Emirates in yesterday's preliminary round, and in Merchant, the wealthy businessman for whom snooker is something of a hobby, they have plenty of talent. Fu, who is likely to face Merchant today, remains optimistic of Hong Kong's chances, though. 'We're all very disappointed with the way we played in the singles and doubles, but even so, we are still very very confident we can get the win against India,' Fu said. While Fu was quietly practising for today's match at the Muong Thong Thani Sports Complex, elsewhere at the venue's tennis stadium Hong Kong's Tong Ka-po was making an early exit from the women's singles competition with defeat in the first round. Tong tumbled out disappointingly to Kazakhstan's Irina Selyutina. After getting off to the perfect start by taking the opening set, Tong cracked under the pressure, finally losing 3-6, 6-0, 6-2. Also yesterday, there was further heavy defeat for Hong Kong's hockey team, beaten 7-2 by Japan at the Queen Sirikit 60th Anniversary Stadium in Bangkok. The loss followed an earlier 9-0 defeat to Malaysia and a 5-0 hammering by Pakistan. The SAR's hockey team complete Pool A today when they will attempt to salvage some pride in their match against Thailand. At the Thammasat University aquatics centre, Hong Kong's swimmers concluded what has been a happy Asian Games campaign, but were unable to add to their solitary bronze medal. Most of the Hong Kong interest ended with the morning's heats, although Sherry Tsai Hiu-wai was able to force her way into the women's 200-metre backstroke final, where she finished in sixth place behind winner Tomoko Hagiwara of Japan. Hong Kong's other finalists were the men's 4 ? 100 metres medley relay team of Kwok Sze-wai, Kwok Hon-ming, Mark Kwok Kin-ming and Arthur Li Kai-yien, who finished eighth in their event. Alex Fong Lik-sun also gained reward for his consistent performances over the past 12 months in the 200 metres individual medley. Fong was eliminated in the heats but turned in a personal best performance in the consolation final, touching home in first place in 2:08.43.