New Delhi: India`s ace cueist Aditya Mehta defeated local player Zhu Yinghui in the wild card entry round at the International Snooker Championship at Chengdu in China on Sunday.
Mehta defeated Yinghui 6-5 to book a berth in the last 32 stage of the tournament at the Sichuan International Tennis Center.
After an equal score of 2-2, Mehta took the lead in the fifth frame but lost out on the sixth to equal up again. After losing the seventh frame too, Mehta won back with a break of 107 for the scoreline to become 4-4.
Then, it was Mehta all the way as he won the ninth frame to take the lead and seal the match in the decider frame 6-5.
An excited Mehta said, "This was indeed a superb win for me and I take great pride in having won this match. We kept playing close until the end. This is a good start of the tournament and I`m gearing up for the upcoming matches."
Mehta plays Stuart Bingham in Round One tomorrow.
First Published: Sunday, October 28, 2012, 23:25