Favourites Pradhan, Urwashi enter final of squash tournament
Mumbai, Jul 11 (PTI) Top seed Abhishek Pradhan and
second seed Abhishek Agarwal steamrolled their respective
rivals to set up the mens title clash of the GSC-All India
Squash Open here Thursday.
On a day when almost all the favourites in different
age groups justified their standing, Pradhan defeated his
Maharashtra teammate Aishwary Singh 11-9, 11-5, 11-3 in
Agarwal, also from Maharashtra, outplayed his state
mate Rohit Kadam 11-4, 11-3, 11-7 to breeze into the summit
clash at the suburban Goregaon Sports Club.
In the women's section, top seed Urwashi Joshi, of
Maharashtra, defeated her state mate Prapti Salunke 11-3, 11-
6, 11-3 in the semi-final round.
She will take on Maharashtra's Navmi Sharma, who
routed Mehak Gupta, also from the host state, 11-0, 11-1, 11-4
in the semi-final.
The boys under-19 event saw Advait Adik of Maharashtra
toppling the top seed Araash Mehta, also from Maharashtra,11-
3, 11-4, 11-5.
Results (All Semi finals): Men: (1)- Abhishek Pradhan
(MH) bt Aishwary Singh (MH) 11-9, 11-5, 11-3; (2)- Abhishek
Agarwal (MH) bt Rohit Kadam (MH) 11-4, 11-3, 11-7.
Women: (1)-Urwashi Joshi (MH) bt Prapti Salunke (MH)
11-3, 11-6, 11-3; Navmi Sharma (MH) bt Mehak Gupta (MH) 11-0,
Boys U-19: Prithi Singh (CH) bt (2)- Avinash Yadav
(MH) 11-6, 11-4, 11-5; Advait Adik (MH) bt (1)- Araash Mehta
(MH) 11-3, 11-4, 11-5.
Boys U-17: Arman Darukhanwalla (MH) bt Jay Vaknalli
(MH) 7-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-8, 11-5; (2)- Mohit Bhatt (MH) bt
Arnav Mandhana (MH) 9-11,11-4, 11-5, 11-9. PTI NRB SSR