Shria, Aishwarya enter quarters of Squash tourney

Updated: Feb 07, 2011, 19:27 PM IST

Mumbai: Third seed Shria Khatri and eighth seed Aishwarya Nambiar entered the quarter finals of the girls under-19 event of the ISP-Minute Maid Squash Carnival jointly hosted by Khar and Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhanas.

Shria made a slow start before getting the better of Maanvi Chopra 15-13, 11-2, while Aishwarya romped her way past Araiana Kewalramani in the 100th tournament organised by Indian Squash Professionals.

In men`s first round action, Laxman Joshi began his campaign with a 11-7, 11-7 win over Chirag Shah, while Waqar Pathan dropped a game before getting past qualifier Sachin Ugade 11-9, 6-11, 12-10.

The results: Men`s Open (1st round): Kunwarpal Singh bt Sameer Vora 11-3, 11-7; Karan Mirchandani bt Ashish Keskar 11-6, 11-7; Jaisingh Thory bt Abhimanyu Pandey 8-11, 11-7, 13-11; Shashank Iyer bt Mukesh Pawar 11-3 11-0; Pramod Kumar bt Aman Singh 11-6, 11-5; Laxman Joshi bt Chirag Shah 11-7, 11-7; Ashray Ohri bt Vicky Gagat 11-3, 11-7; Sikander Pandey bt Rakesh 11-7, 11-8; Dharmendra Singh bt Pradeep Paswan 11-4, 11-8; Waqar Pathan bt Sachin Ugade 11-9, 6-11, 12-10.

Boys under-17: Sagar Wadhwani bt Harsh Garg 11-8, 11-6; Abhisek Agarwla bt Mahendar Mishra 11-5, 11-3; Pranay Motta bt Vignesh Swaminathan 11-2, 11-3; Ashraf Hussein bt Soumil Parekh 11-2, 11-0; Sumer Rao bt Arnav Roy 11-1, 11-5.

Boys under-15 (2nd round): Basant Singh bt Vikram Gill 11-1, 11-2; Harsh Wadhwa bt Pradeep Singh 11-2, 11-2; Ramesh Prasad bt Manjeet Gupta 5-11, 11-7, 11-5; Aishwarya Singh bt Devesh Pandey 11-6, 11-3; Vishal Yadav bt Aashay Kediwal 5-11, 11-7, 11-7; Nilesh Pal bt Anshul Goyal 1-11, 11-7, 11-9.

PTI