Cleveland Classic: Joshna, Dipika advance to quarters

India’s squash stars Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal made a bright start to their campaign in the $50,000 Cleveland Squash Classic, a PSA World tour event in Ohio in USA.

Joshna Chinappa faces top seeded Camille Serme in the next round while Dipika takes on former world junior champion Amanda Sobhy.   -  PTI

India’s squash stars Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal made a bright start to their campaign in the $50,000 Cleveland Squash Classic, a PSA World tour event in Ohio in USA.

Both of them got past their respective first round opponents to reach the quarter-finals in this draw of 16. Sixth seeded Joshna survived a scare before beating English qualifier Georgina Stoker 3-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-9 while Dipika, who is unseeded, swept aside seventh seed Low Wee Wern of Malaysia in four games 11-2, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9.

The highest ranked Indian at 15, Joshna faces top seeded Camille Serme of France, the world number four while Dipika takes on former World junior champion Amanda Sobhy of the USA in the quarter-finals.