The Indian superstars
Both the Indian men’s and Women’s teams have kick-started the tournament with flying colors. The Indian men’s team won the first two matches whereas the women’s team bagged the third position by beating the Philippines with a score of 3-0 without dropping a game on Tuesday. Both the teams performed remarkably well during the 20th Asian Squash Championship.
Ramit Tandon, Mahesh Mangaonkar, and Velavan Senthilkumar battled against Iraqi rivals and won the match. Moreover, team Philippines (3-0) was routed by Saurav Ghosal who also led the Indian men’s team. Ghosal, Mangaonkar, and Senthilkumar attained victory over their respective opponents in the matches that followed. In a short time span of 7 minutes, Senthilkumar swept past Hasanain Obeid Dakheel 11-4, 11-3, 11-4.
The victorious results
The Indian Men’s Team: India won against Iraq 3-0 ( Rasool Hashim Al Sultani was defeated by Ramit Tandon by 11-9, 11-8, 11-3 (21m). Abdullah Hashim Al Sultani was defeated by Mahesh Mangaonkar with scores 11-4, 11-2, 11-2 (18m) and Velavan Senthilkumar defeated Hasanain Obeid Dakheel by 11-4, 11-3, 11-4 (7m).
India also outshines the Philippines 3-0 during the tournament by beating the following opponents at the tournament. Saurav Ghosal defeated Robert Andrew Garcia by 11-8, 11-8, 11-4 (20m); Velavan Senthilkumar beat Reymark Begornia by 11-5 11-7 11-2 (19m) and David William Pelino was defeated by Mahesh Mangaonkar with the scores being 11-1, 11-6, 11-6 (16m).
The Indian Women’s Team: The women’s team also defeated Philippines 3-0. Joshna Chinappa and Sunyana Kuruvilla defeated Jemyca Aribado and Yvonne Alyssa Dalida. With a score of 13-11, 11-8, 11-4 (16m), and 11-4, 11-2, 11-2 (12m) respectively. Last but not the least, Lizette Reyes was beaten by Urwashi Joshi by 11-2, 11-3, 11-2 (7m).