PSA Challenger: Harinder Sandhu beats Hong Kong’s sixth seed Harley Lam

In the quarterfinals, Sandhu will play second seed and champion of the last leg in Chennai, Abhay Singh.

FILE PHOTO: India’s Harinder Pal Sandhu playing against Qatar’s Abdullah Al-Tamimi in the Jeo-19th Asian Squash Championship held at Express Avenue Mall in Chennai on April 27, 2017.  V. Ganesan

FILE PHOTO: India’s Harinder Pal Sandhu playing against Qatar’s Abdullah Al-Tamimi in the Jeo-19th Asian Squash Championship held at Express Avenue Mall in Chennai on April 27, 2017. V. Ganesan | Photo Credit: V. Ganesan

In the quarterfinals, Sandhu will play second seed and champion of the last leg in Chennai, Abhay Singh.

Former world no.47 Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu beat sixth seed Harley Lam of Hong Kong 11-3, 11-8, 11-6 in the pre-quarterfinals of the fourth HCL PSA Challenger squash tournament at the Bodhi International School courts on Friday.

In the quarterfinals, Sandhu will play second seed and champion of the last leg in Chennai, Abhay Singh.

Velavan Senthilkumar was the other Indian player in the men’s event to make the quarterfinals, as he cruised past seeventh seed Hafiz Zhafri of Malaysia in straight games. He will play third seed Damen Rahul Pragasam of Malaysia.

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In the women’s event, Sunayna kuruvilla beat seventh seed Salma El Alfy of Egypt in straight games. She will play compatriot and third seed Akanksha Salunkhe in the quarterfinals.

Fourth seed Tanvi Khanna was the other Indian woman player to make the quarterfinals, and will face Amina Orfi of Egypt.

The results (pre-quarterfinals):
Men: Zahed Salem (Egy) bt Andrik Lim (Mas) 11-8, 11-6, 11-8; Anderhman Abdelkhalek (Egy) bt Chung Yat Long (Hkg) 11-5, 12-10, 8-11, 12-10; Velavan Senthilkumar bt Hafiz Zhafri (Mas) 11-3, 11-5, 11-3; Darren Rahul Pragasam (Mas) bt Andes Ling (Hkg) 11-7, 8-11, 11-3, 11-9; Ong Sai Hung (Mas) bt Jan Wipperfurth (Ger) 11-5, 11-5, 11-7; Mohammed Nasser (Egy) bt Ravindu Laksiri (Sri) 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-13, 11-7; Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu bt Harley Lam (Hkg) 11-3, 11-8, 11-6; Abhay Singh bt Wae Ming Hock (Mas) 11-5, 11-6, 11-7.
Women: Aira Azman (Mas) bt Nour Wageeh (Egy) 10-12, 11-3, 11-7, 11-7; Ching Hei Fung (Hkg) bt Urwashi Joshi 11-8, 11-6, 11-8; Sunayna Kuruvilla bt Salma El Alfy (Egy) 11-8, 11-2, 11-8; Akanksha Salunkhe bt Lam Po Ying (Hkg) 11-8, 11-5, 7-11, 11-6; Tanvi Khanna bt Wong Po Yu Kirstie (Hkg) 11-5, 11-4, 11-5; Amina Orfi (Egy) bt Sunita Patel 11-5, 11-2, 11-1; Nour Khafagy (Egy) bt Toby Tae (Hkg) 11-5, 11-8, 11-8; Cheng Nga Ching (Hkg) bt Rathika Seelan 11-8, 11-4, 11-3.
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