Indians off to good start in Asian Ladies Snooker

Asutosh Padhy also made it to the quarter-finals, beating Ka Wai Cheung of Hong Kong.

Vidya Pillai defeated Yuet Wa Yuen of Hong Kong.   -  Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury

India’s Vidya Pillai and Arantxa Sanchis scored comfortable wins over their respective rivals to progress to the quarter-finals of the first Asian Ladies Snooker Championship, here on Wednesday. While Pillai beat Yuet Wa Yuen of Hong Kong, Sanchis got the better of Hymen Choi of South Korea.

Another Indian in fray, Asutosh Padhy also made it to the quarter-finals, beating Ka Wai Cheung of Hong Kong 4-2.

Local cueist Amee Kamani defeated compatriot Meenal Thakur 2-0 in just 45 minutes to progress to the next round. Amee, however, now runs into Thailand’s Sripaporn Nuanthakamjan, one of strong contenders for the crown.

Thailand duo of Waratthanun Sukritthanes and Sripaporn too made a fluent start in the tournament. Waratthanun made a beak of 73 in the second frame and Sripaporn made a break of 51 in the second frame to blank their opponents 2-0 in a best of three frames.

Fan Zhengyi of China fired breaks of 81, 82 and 74 in the first, third and fifth frames to win the match 4-1 with great authority and advance to the quarter-finals of the Asian Under-21 Snooker Championship.