August 13, Indian sports news wrap: Anahat reaches quarterfinal in Junior World Championship; Mirza-Keys in semifinal of Canadian Open

India’s Anahat Singh beat England’s Torrie Malik 3-1  to advance to the last-right of the WSF World Juniors 2022.

India’s Anahat Singh beat England’s Torrie Malik 3-1 to advance to the last-right of the WSF World Juniors 2022. | Photo Credit: PTI

SQUASH: WSF World Juniors 2022

Anahat Singh defeated England’s Torrie Malik 11-5 11-5 6-11 11-7 on Saturday to advance to the quarterfinal of the tournament. She will face Egypt’s Fayrouz Abouelkheir. The other two Indian’s Aarnav Sareen and Krishna Mishra lost their Round of 32 games and exited the tournament.

-Team Sportstar

TENNIS: Sania Mirza - Madison Keys advance to semifinal of WTA Canada Open

Sania Mirza and Madison Keys beat Sofia Kenin and Yulia Putintseva 7-5, 3-6, [10-6] in the doubles quarterfinals of the WTA tennis tournament in Toronto.

In the semifinals, the Indo-American pair was scheduled to meet third seeds Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

GOLF: Lahiri misses cut at FedEx St. Jude Championship

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri missed the cut at FedEx St. Jude Championship and will be watching the leader board over the weekend to see if he makes the field for next week’s BMW Championship.

Lahiri, who shot one-over par on the first day, needed a low round to get into the weekend, but a late double bogey ruined his chances as he shot one-under 69 and missed the cut by two shots.

At even for two rounds, he ended 80th.

The cut fell at 1-under and among those missing it was World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler.

The missed cut meant Lahiri is currently projected to drop to 70th place on the FedExCup standings after entering the week in 63rd. It will be a nervous weekend as only the top-70 after the FedEx St. Jude Championship advance into next week’s BMW Championship.

-PTI

Diksha and Aditi survive cut in Northern Ireland; Doherty leads

Diksha Dagar and Aditi Ashok ensured Indian presence over the weekend at the ISPS Handa World Invitational as they made the halfway cut in the USD 1.5 million tournament.

Diksha carded an even par 72 at the Massereene Golf Club with four birdies against as many bogeys. Along with her first round 73 on Par-73 Galgorm Castle course, she was even for two rounds and T-45.

Aditi shot an even par 73 following a 1-over 73. She was 1-over for two rounds and T-55.

India’s third player in the field, Tvesa Malik (77-76) missed the cut as she continued to struggle with her form.

Amanda Doherty continued her impressive form shooting a round of 5-under 67 to lead by one shot at the midway mark.

The cut fell at 1 over with 62 players making it through. 

-PTI

Shubhankar Sharma moves to tied 12th in Singapore; Veer Ahlawat tied at eighth

Shubhankar Sharma made a sharp move up with a solid 4-under 68 to get to 9-under which saw him rise to tied 12th in the third International Series Singapore on Saturday.

Sharma’s card may have looked even better but for a late bogey on 17th. But he quickly made up for it with a birdie on 18th.

Veer Ahlawat continued to be the top Indian even though he barely made a move on the third day. He had a bogey on second and a birdie on 17th and parred the rest, while missing a handful of birdie chances for an even 72. He stayed at 10-under but slipped from overnight third to tied eighth.

Sharma had six birdies against two bogeys and looked in fine form, setting himself up for a strong challenge on the final day.

Malaysian Gavin Green (72) maintained his lead but was joined by Phachara Khongwatmai (69) from Thailand. They were both at 14-under and led by one over Chinese-Taipei’s Chan Shih-chang (66) and Thailand’s Nitithorn Thippong (68), who had two eagles.

-PTI

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