Rishi survives five-set thriller to advance

Published: 30th August 2012 10:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th August 2012 10:16 AM   |  A+A-

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Rishi Tandon of Tamil Nadu defeated Ma Tsz Hei from Hong Kong 6-11, 13- 11, 4-11, 11-2, 11-8 in the boys Under-19 quarterfinals on the third day of the 4th Indian Junior Open Squash Championship here on Wednesday.

Shashi Pandey from Jindal Squash Academy in Maharashtra defeated Deepak  Mishra 11-7, 14-12, 11-3.

In boys Under-15 category, unseeded Krish Kapur from West Bengal defeated Vikas Mehra from Tamil Nadu to enter his first semifinal.

In Girls Under-15, Ashita Pranay Bhengra from Tamil Nadu fought her way from down 1 game to 2, to win a very tense encounter against Jui Kalgutkar from Maharashtra.

Meanwhile, in Boys Under-13, Rahil Peris from Goa defeated Shankaran Partiban from Tamil Nadu in straight games. Akansha Rao of Maharashtra defeated herstate-mate Diya Joukani in other five-set encounter in the girls Under-13 segment.

Results (all quarterfinals): Boys U-15: Ranjit Singh, UP, bt Junaid Muzaffar Thoker, Delhi, 11-9 11-6 11-4 ; Krish Kapur, WB, bt Vikas Mehra TN, 9-11 15-13 11-7 11-5; Robin Mann, Delhi, bt Adhitya Raghavan, TN, 11-8 11-9 11-6, Velavan Senthilkumar, TN, bt Aryaman Adik, Mah, 11-6 11-1 11-2.

Boys U-17: Yuen Tsun Hei, bt Yohan Pandole Mah, 11-9 11-2 11-3; Madhav Dhingra, Mah, bt Sandeep Ramachandran, TN, 11-5 7-11 11-4 11-5; Vijay Kumar Meena, TN, bt Abhimanyu Shah, Mah, 11-8 11-9 11-6; Lau Tsz Kwan, bt Ranvijay Singh, TN, 11-7 4-11 13-11 13-11.

Boys U-19: Kush Kumar, TN bt Rahil Fazelbhoy, Mah, 11-8 11-1 11-8; Shashi Pandey, Mah, bt Deepak Mishra, TN, 11-7 14-12 11-3. Divij Singh Kadan, Delhi, bt A Madhana Ranjan, TN, 11-1 11-0 11-1; Rishi Tandon TN, bt Ma Tsz Hei 6-11 13-11 4-11 11-2 11-8.

Girls U-17: Lakshya Ragavendran TN, bt Likhitta Dugar, TN, 11-5 11-2 11-1; Tanvi Khanna, Delhi, bt Mayuri N , TN, 4-11 11-6 11-7 11-6. Harshit Kaur Jawanda, Delhi bt Anandita Gupta, MP, 11-3 11-5 11-6; Chan Ho Ching, bt Lakshmi Shruti, TN 11-4 11-1 11-2. Girls U-19: Anaka Alankamony, TN bt Vrishrutyi Sahni, Del 11-4 11-2 11-6; Urwashi Joshi, Mah bt Sachika Ingale, Delhi 6-11 11-8 4-11 11-8 11-7; Aparajitha Balamurukan TN bt Dulakshi Kalhara Elikewela,11-3 11-2 11-6; Enora Villard bt Saai Meera, TN 11-13 12-10 11-2 11-5.

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