Chennai, Dec 11 (PTI): India’s Saurav Ghosal advanced to the second round of the World Squash Championship at Manchester, England, while two of his compatriots bowed out in the men’s section.Also Read - 'Potential Hijack' of Ship Off UAE Coast, Warns British Navy Group
Ghosal, the national champion, was the lone survivor while Mahesh Mangaonkar and Harinder Pal Sandhu, who entered the main draw via the qualifying phase suffered first-round defeats late on Sunday, a Squash Rackets Federation of India release said here. Also Read - Indian Woman Admits Stabbing 5-Year-Old Daughter to Death at UK Home, Cites Covid as Reason
Ghosal was a touch lucky as his first round opponent, ninth-seeded James Willstrop of England retired after playing and losing the first game 6-11. Also Read - What Is Salmonella And Why Has Its Spread Raised Concern For Those Consuming Melons? Check Here
Ill-health forced the Englishman to quit. The match had lasted just 10 minutes before the abrupt end.
Ghosal will next meet England’s Ben Coleman, who beat Sandhu 11-4, 11-6, 11-4 in the opening round.
Mangaonkar was beaten by the 13th-seed Daryl Selby, also of England. Selby won 11-8, 11-5, 11-5.
Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal Karthik are the two Indian representatives in the women’s section and they play their first round matches later today.
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