Mehta in main round of International Snooker Championship

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.

PTI

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