Ghosal, Chinappa in quarters of National Squash C`ship
Kolkata: India`s ace racqueter Saurav Ghosal hardly broke a sweat to storm into the quarterfinals of the 60th National Squash Championship as all the seeded players had it easy on the opening day of the event here today.
The world No.21 defeated qualifier Ashish Keskar of Services 11-3 11-3 11-9 to set up a quarterfinal clash against Delhi lad Gaurav Nandrajog who is seeded between 5 and 8.
Second seed Harinder Pal Sandhu defeated qualifier Aseem Ingale of Delhi 11-4 11-7 11-5.
In the women`s draw, top seed Joshna Chinappa and talented Anaka Alankamony, seeded second, had it easy against their respective opponents.
Joshna defeated Anupam Kumari of Bihar 11-0 11-1 11-2 while Anaka thrashed Mona Kumari of Bihar 11-2 11-0 11-2.
Results (Round of 16):
Men`s: Saurav Ghosal (1, TN) b Ashish Keskar (Q, Services) 11-3 11-3 11-9; Gaurav Nandrajog (5/8, Del) b Ranvijay Singh (TN) 11-9 11-8 13-11; Vikas Jangra (5/8, Services) b Rishi Tandon (TN) 12-10 11-9 3-11 11-1; Ravi Dixit (3/4, TN) b Shravan Kaur (Q, WB) 11-6 11-2 11-6; Mahesh Mangaonkar (3/4, Mah) b Krish Kapur (Q, WB) 11-2 11-5 11-5; Abhinav Sinha (5/8, Mah) b Arjun Agnihotri (Services) 7-11 11-8 11-1 9-11 11-6; Sandeep Jangra (5/8, Services) b Vivek Dinodia (WB) 11-7 11-9 13-11; Harinder Pal Sandhu (2, TN) b Aseem Ingale (Q, Del) 11-4 11-7 11-5.
Women`s: Joshana Chinappa (1), TN, b Anupam Kumari, Bihar, 11-0 11-1 11-2; Kiran Katoch, J&K b Neha Rani, Bihar, w.O; Janet Vidhi, Delhi, b Jyoti Singh, Bihar 11-0 11-1 11-1; Vrishrutyi Sahni (3/4), Mah, b Soni Kumari, Bihar, 11-1 11-2 11-1; Sachika Ingale (3/4), Delhi, b Sunny Meatha, Bihar 11-0 11-0 11-0; Aishwarya Bhattacharya, Mah b Chandani Kumari Bihar, 11-0 11-0 11-0; Tamanna, UP b Neha Kumari, Bihar, 11-0 11-0 11-1; Anaka Alankamony (2), TN, b Mona Kumari, Bihar, 11-2 11-0 11-2.
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