Cueists Vidya, Varsha keep punching
Daugavpils (Latvia): National champion Vidya Pillai and teenager Varsha Sanjeev maintained their unbeaten record in the preliminary league of the ongoing IBSF World Snooker Championship here.
Pillai defeated Diana Schuler from Germany 3-0 for her third win in Group B while 17-year-old Varsha overcame France’s Linda Lassant 3-1 to record her second success in Group F that also includes double World Champion Ng On Yee from Hong Kong, who underlined her form with a run of 104.
Two other women Indian cueists, Neena Praveen and Chitra Magimairajan, however lost their respective group matches as also Brijesh Damani in the men’s section as he went down 2-4 to Australian Matthew Bolton for his first loss in two outings.
Meanwhile, Shahbaz Adil Khan chalked up his first win in two matches, defeating Shachar Ruberg (Israel) 4-1 while Manan Chandra swept past local challenger Sergjes Sergejev 4-1 for his second win.