Indian Classic Junior Open Squash: Third seed Vivaan Jaikishan sent packing

Chaitanya Shah defeated third seed Vivaan Jaikishan 11-3, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6 in the second round of the Indian Classic Junior Open Squash.

Chaitanya Shah dropped the third before regaining touch to steal a 11-3, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6 victory over third seed Vivaan Jaikishan.   -  Special Arrangement

Local boy Chaitanya Shah stunned third seed Vivaan Jaikishan in the U-19 category in the third Indian Classic Junior Open Squash tournament at the Bombay Gymkhana courts on Monday.

Having won the first two games, Shah dropped the third before regaining touch to steal a 11-3, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6 victory in the second round.

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Top two seeds in the U-19 category — Tushar Shahani and Rahul Baitha — remained unchallenged as they advanced into the third round. Shahani beat unseeded Zahaan Heeramaneck 11-4, 11-3, 11-4, while Baitha drubbed Aman Kumar 11-3, 11-5, 11-2.

In the girls U-19 section, unseeded Sanya Vats overpowered Tanaya M. Parakh, who is seeded in the (5/8) bracket, 11-2, 11-5, 11-1.

Sparshi Mattas, seeded in the (5/8) bracket, demolished unseeded Bijali Darvada dropping only four points on her way to an easy victory.

Results:

Boys U-19 (2nd round): Tushar Shahani [1] bt Zahaan Heeramaneck 11-4, 11-3, 11-4; Sonu Kumar [17/32] bt Vedansh Kushwaha [9/16] 11-8, 12-10, 9-11, 11-7; Suraj Chand [9/16] bt Utkarsh Rastogi 11-6, 11-2, 11-5 Shloke Sahay [5/8] Akash Banodha [17/32] 12-10, 11-9, 9-11, 11-5; Anuj Unadkat [5/8] bt Yashwir Singh Hooda [17/32] 12-10, 11-9, 12-10; Shivam Bansal [9/16] bt Araash Mehta [17/32] 9-11, 11-8, 11-7 8-11 11-6; Arjun Singh [9/16] bt Shlok Makhija [17/32] 11-6, 11-7, 11-9; Chaitanya Shah bt Vivaan Jaikishan [3] 11-3, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6; Raunak Advani bt Jaideep Singh Sethi [9/16] 11-9, 11-9, 11-6; Vaibhav Chauhan [5/8] bt Ajay Singh Bhadoria 12-10, 11-8, 11-7; Avinash Yadav [5/8] bt Eashan Murali [17/32] 11-2, 11-3, 11-2; Jairaj Singh [9/16] bt Jash Chheda [17/32] 11-4, 11-4, 11-1; Ansh Punjabi [9/16] bt Abhinav Thyagarajan [17/32] 11-3, 11-5, 11-4; Rahul Baitha [2] bt Aman Kumar 11-3, 11-5, 11-2.

Girls U-19 (2nd round): Sparshi Mattas [5/8] bt Bijali Darvada 11-2, 11-1, 11-1; Jannia Singh bt Mira Kamat [5/8] 11-2, 9-1 Retired; Abhilasha Bhasin [3/4] bt UV Susmitha 11-2, 11-1, 11 -4; Navmi Sharma [3/4] bt Diya Moolani 11-2, 11-7, 11-7; Sanya Vats bt Tanaya M Parakh [5/8] 11-2, 11-5, 11-1.