JSW Squash: Injured Mangaonkar exits tournament

India's Mahesh Mangaonkar got injured midway through the first round contest against Scotland's Alan Clyne and exited the CCI International JSW Indian Squash Circuit tournament.

Mahesh Mangaonkar trailed Alan Clyne by two games and was 3-5 down in the third when he retired hurt.   -  PTI (File Photo)

India’s Mahesh Mangaonkar had his hopes of cruising past sixth seed Alan Clyne of Scotland dashed when he got injured midway through the first round contest and exited the CCI International JSW Indian Squash Circuit tournament on Thursday.

Mahesh - ranked 65 - trailed his rival, ranked 35th on the professional squash circuit, by two games and was down 3-5 in the third when he retired hurt after 20 minutes on court at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) here. Mahesh had come through the qualifying rounds.

Top seed Fares Dessouky of Egypt, ranked 18th in the world, led the other seeds into the second round with a clinically efficient 3-0 victory in 37 minutes over Olli Tuominen of Finland.

Later, Saurav Ghosal recovered from the loss of the first game to put it across Malaysian qualifier Ivan Yuen 3-1.

The tournament’s fourth seed, ranked 23rd currently globally, subdued his Malaysian rival 7-11, 11-2, 11-6, 11-8 in the best-of-five encounter in 69 minutes to enter the second round. Ghosal will meet Swiss Mueller in the quarterfinals.

Results: (6) Alan Clyne (SCO) beat Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) 11-7, 11-2, 5-3 (retired hurt); (7) Lucas Serme (FRA) beat Joel Makin (WAL) 11-8, 13-15, 11-8, 11-8; (3) Chris Simpson (ENG) beat Campbell Grayson (NZL) 8-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-9; (5) Nicolas Mueller (SUI) beat Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) 11-6, 11-6, 11-8; (1) Fares Dessouky (EGY) beat Olli Tuominen (FIN) 11-9, 11-6, 11-7; Saurav Ghosal (IND) beat Ivan Yuen (MAL) 7-11, 11-2, 11-6, 11-8.