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.-- Advertisement --
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).-- Advertisement --
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).