Squash nationals: Tanishka Jain upsets Urwashi Joshi

Chennai, Dec 8 (PTI) Tanishka Jain upsets Urwashi Joshi, seeded in the 3-4 bracket, in five games in the quarterfinals of the women’s singles event in the 78th National Squash Championship here on Thursday.

Jain won 11-9,5-11, 12-10,5-11, 11-4 in a match of fluctuating fortunes to reach the semifinals.

Meanwhile, the top seeds in the men’s and women’s sections respectively – Abhay Singh and Joshna Chinappa – advanced to the last four with facile wins.

Also reaching the semis were the experienced Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu and Velavan Senthilkumar.

Results (quarterfinals): Men’s singles: Abhay Singh (TN-X1) beat Suraj Chand 11-3,11-4. 11-6, Sandeep Jangra (5/8) beat Vijay Kumar 11-9,8-11, 11-9,11-9,Velavan Senthilkumar beat Veer Chotrani 11-2,11-1, 11-9,Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu beat Navaneeth Prabhu S 11-7, 11-6.11-1.

Women: Joshna Chinappa (1) beat Anjali Semwal 11-6,11-6, 11-5.Akanksha Salunkhe (5/8) beat Janet Vidhi 11-8, 11-1, 11-3,Tanishka Jain beat Urwashi Joshi (3/4), 11-9,5-11, 12-10,5-11, 11-4, Anahat Singh beat Tanvi Khanna 9-11, 6-11,11-5, 11-3,11-8.

Source: PTI News


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