Mixed day for Indians at IBSF World Snooker

Daugavpils (Latvia): Manan Chandra continued his impressive run at the IBSF World Snooker Championships with another comfortable victory even as other Indian cueists enjoyed a mixed day here on Tuesday.

Chandra defeated Belgium`s Tomaz Skalski 4-2 in the 15-Red format, while Shahbaaz Adil Khan and Brijesh Damani lost their respective matches in the men`s section. Khan went down 2-4 against Brenden O`Donoghue of Ireland and Damani was tamed by Germany`s Roman Dietzel with an identical scoreline.

In the women`s category, Varshaa Sanjeev became the first Indian to qualify for the next round as she blanked Maria Buckaraska of Ukraine 3-0.

Chitra M and Neena Praveen too were successful in conquering Yu Ching of Hong Kong (3-1) and Irina Gorbataya from Russia (3-1), respectively.

S A Saleem was the first to bow out of the competition after he went down against tournament favourite from Wales, Ian Sergeant, 2-3 in the masters category (above 40). Nigel Lazar, too, lost to Murat Ayas 1-3.

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