Asian Team Squash Championship: Indian teams make winning start

The Indian men’s team will play against Pakistan and Japan on Wednesday and the women’s will lock horns with Malaysia.

Saurav Ghosal

Saurav Ghosal (in picture) bt Robert Andrew Garcia 11-8, 11-8, 11-4. (FILE PHOTO)   -  PTI

The Indian (men and women) teams had a winning start to their campaign in the Asian team squash championships here on Tuesday. The men’s team defeated Iraq and Philippines with identical 3-0 margins while the women’s side blanked Philippines 3-0.

The Indian men’s team will play against Pakistan and Japan on Wednesday and the women’s will lock horns with Malaysia.

The results:

Men: Pool A: India 3 bt Iraq 0 (Ramit Tandon bt Rasool Hashim Al-Sultani 11-9, 11-8, 11-3; Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Abdullah Hashim Al-Sultani 11-4, 11-2, 11-2; S. Velavan bt Hasanain Obeid Dakheel 11-4, 11-3, 11-4); India bt Philippines 3-0 (Saurav Ghosal bt Robert Andrew Garcia 11-8, 11-8, 11-4; Mahesh Mangaonkar bt David William Pelino 11-1, 11-6, 11-6; S. Velavan bt Reymark Bergomia 11-5, 11-7, 11-2).

Women: Pool B; India 3 bt Philippines 0 (Joshna Chinappa bt Jemyca Aribado 11-3, 11-8, 11-4; Sunayna Kuruvilla bt Yvonne Alyssa Dalida 11-4, 11-2, 11-2; Urwashi Joshi bt Lizette Reyes 11-2, 11-3, 11-2).

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