CCI-JSW squash: Tandon, Malhotra register wins

While Ramit Tandon and Vikram Malhotra registered comfortable wins, Aditya Jagtap lost to Egypt's Karim El Hammamy.

India’s Ramit Tandon registered a win in straight games. (File Photo)   -  V. Ganesan

India’s Ramit Tandon defeated England’s Joshua Masters in straight games and Vikram Malhotra beat Saudi Arabian Mazen Gamal in four games in the first round of the $ 70,000 CCI International JSW Indian Squash Circuit 2019 at the CCI squash courts on Tuesday.

However, Egypt’s Karim El Hammamy overcame India’s  Aditya Jagtap  in an 84 minute five-game thriller with a scoreline 8-11, 10-12, 11-7, 13-11, 11-7 .

The 2014 team Asian Games gold medalist, Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu withdrew from his first round match against England’s Ben Coleman because of an injury.

The results: (1st round) Youssef Ibrahim (EGY) bt Peter Creed (WAL)  11-8, 11-13, 11-8, 11-6; Mohamed Reda (EGY) bt Dimitri Steinmann (SUI)  8-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-9; Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) bt Edmon Lopez (ESP)  11-7, 11-3, 11-4; Ramit Tandon (IND) bt Joshua Masters (ENG)  11-9, 11-6, 11-8; Ben Coleman (ENG) w/o Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (IND);  Karim El Hammamy (EGY) bt Aditya Jagtap (IND)  8-11, 10-12, 11-7, 13-11, 11-7; Vikram Malhotra (IND) bt Mazen Gamal (Saudi Arabia) 9-11,11-9,11-4, 11-7.