Glasgow: While Mahesh Mangaonkar and Anaka Alankamony notched up wins in their respective matches, India`s star squash player Dipika Pallikal faltered at the Commonwealth Games here Saturday.
Mangaonkar entered the men`s classic plate quarter-finals by defeating Welsh Peter Creed 3-0 at the Scotstoun Sports Campus. The Indian won 11-7, 11-6, 11-6 in the Round of 16 and will play Nick Taylor of Jersey Sunday.
Later Anaka won her women`s plate quarterfinal 3-0, defeating Eli Webb of Papua New Guinea 3-0 (11-4, 11-1, 11-2). The 20-year-old has now proceeded to the semi-finals where she will take on Sri Lanka`s Mihiliya Methsarani.
However, Dipika began well winning the first game 11-8 but lost the next three 2-11, 9-11, 6-11 to English Alison Waters in the women`s singles quarterfinal.
India`s Saurav Ghosal will take on New Zealand`s Campbell Grayson in the men`s singles quarterfinal later in the day.