Aditya Mehta books quarterfinal berth

Updated: Jun 21, 2012, 22:05 PM IST

Chennai: Ace cueist Aditya Mehta on Thursday advanced to the quarter finals of the KENCES-ASCA International Invitation Snooker Championship with a 4-0 thrashing of Divya Sharma here.

Aditya managed to win the first frame on the black with a tricky thin cut. The second frame followed a similar pattern where Aditya broke down on a break of 42 with only the remaining where Sharma missed an opportunity and Mehta potted the rest for a 2-0 lead.

Making a 70 break to win the third and then breaks of 58 and 66 in the fourth frame to seal the match at 4-0.

In another pre-quarterfinal match, Sourav Kothari upset top seed and compatriot Rafath Habib, the former Asian Games gold medalist, by four frames to two in the best-of-seven frames.

Laxman Rawat also made it to the last eight stage by blanking Shabaaz Khan by four frames to nil.