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Jagtap loses in final of European Junior Squash event

India`s UK-based Squash player Aditya Jagtap`s dream run at the Nordic Junior Open Squash Championship came to an end after defending champion Henrik Mustonen defeated him in the U-19 category finals in Malmo, Sweden.



New Delhi: India`s UK-based Squash player Aditya Jagtap`s dream run at the Nordic Junior Open Squash Championship came to an end after defending champion Henrik Mustonen defeated him in the U-19 category finals in Malmo, Sweden.

Jagtap, ranked 399th in the world, put up a brave fight against his much stronger opponent from Finland, who is ranked 133rd in the world, before bowing out 6-11, 12-10, 8-11, 3-11 in one hour 13 minutes.
It was Mustonen`s third successive appearance in the Nordic Open climax and the 18-year-old claimed his third ESF circuit trophy of the year, after winning the Pioneer and Dutch Junior Open crowns in July.

Earlier in the semis, Jagtap had beaten England`s Robert Downe 9-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-5, 11-5, while Mustonen got the better of England`s Nathan Lake 11-8, 11-2, 11-4.
England`s 15-year-old Emily Whitlock won the U-19 title in the women`s event of the championship, winning her maiden European Squash Federation Junior Circuit trophy.

Bureau Report

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