National squash: Favourites enter fifth round

Fancied players — Gaurav Nandrajog, Siddharth Suchde and Sandeep Jangra — entered the fifth round of the men’s qualifying competition of the Otters Club Senior National Squash Championship here on Wednesday.

In the women’s section, top seed and 14-time national champion, Joshna Chinappa, and second seed Dipika Pallikal Karthik will play their second round matches on Thursday.   -  m. vedhan

Fancied players — Gaurav Nandrajog, Siddharth Suchde and Sandeep Jangra — entered the fifth round of the men’s qualifying competition of the Otters Club Senior National Squash Championship here on Wednesday. The men’s main draw starts on Thursday with top seed Saurav Ghosal set to play his first round match against a qualifier in the evening session. In the women’s section, top seed and 14-time national champion, Joshna Chinappa, and second seed Dipika Pallikal Karthik will also play their second round matches on Thursday. Both have received a first-round bye.

Men’s qualifying (round 4): Gaurav Nandrajog bt Yohann Surti 11-2, 11-6, 11-4; Hiteshwar Singh Riar bt Ramesh Kumar Choudhary 11-7, 11-6, 11-6; Siddharth Suchde bt Aran Thawani 11-4, 11-4, 11-4; Adhitya Raghavan bt Awdesh Yadav 11-1, 11-3, 11-3; Abhishek Pradhan bt Abhishek Agarwal 11-9, 11-7, 11-4; Sandeep Jangra bt Pranay Jain 11-8, 11-5, 11-6

Men’s qualifying (round 3): Gaurav Nandrajog bt Jay Vaknalli 11-2 11-0 11-8; Yohann Surti bt Rajat Sharma, 9-11, 11-8, 11-4, 4-11, 11-5; Hiteshwar Singh Riar bt Chiraag Khemani 10-12, 14-12, 12-10, 5-11, 11-7; Ramesh Kumar Choudhary bt Raja Rajoriya 8-11, 11-5, 12-10, 11-8; Siddharth Suchde bt Akhilesh Kumar Yadav 11-9, 11-6, 11-2; Aran Thawani bt Eshan Sharma 11-1, 11-3, 11-3; Naveen Jangra bt Deepak Tiwari 11-6,11-7, 11-7, Robin Singh Mann bt Atul Yadav 11-2, 11-1, 11-4.

Adhitya Raghavan bt Krishan Jaipal Singh 11-3, 11-1, 11-7;Awdesh Yadav bt Rohith Kainikkara Admachandran 11-5,11-5,11-2; Abhishek Agarwal bt Siddharth Phutela 11-7,12-10,11-7; Ahishek Pradhan bt Suraj Bhan 11-3,11-5,11-6, Sandeep Jangra bt Orkhodiip Paul 11-2,11-7,11-4; Pranay Jain bt Rahul Kumar 11-9,11-2,7-11,11-3; Aryan Parekh bt Sikander Pandey 11-3,11-5,11-3; Guhan Senthilkumar bt Sumanth Vishwakarma 11-12, 11-2, 11-1; Ajit Sharma bt Showkat Ahmad Malik 11-0, 11-2, 11-3; Advait Adik bt Vikram Singh 11-1, 11-2, 11-0; Yohan Darius Pandole bt Maunil Vora 13-11, 11-1, 11-3; Aryaman Adik bt Mudasir Ahmad Ganie 11-1, 11-0, 11-1; Fayaz Ahmad Yatoo bt Mohammad Shafi Bhat 11-7, 11-9, 11-4; Ashish Keskar bt Sanat Garg 11-3, 11-7, 11-2.

Anshul Goyal bt Siddhant Iyer 11-4 11-7 11-9; Krish Kapur bt Vikas Lath 11-1, 11-3, 11-1; Sudharsannam Iyyandurai bt Irfan Ahmad Dar 11-2, 11-2, 11-3; Veer Chotrani bt Rajanpreet Singh Brar 11-3, 11-1, 11-9; Neel Joshi bt Gireesh Devadas 11-2, 11-2, 11-4; Maninder Pal Singh Sandhu bt Aakash Sharma 11-5, 11-1, 11-1; Ranjit Singh bt Gaurav Dimri 11-4, 11-1, 11-3; Dev Vazirani bt Sachin Chauhan 11-7, 11-5, 11-6; Tushar Shahani bt Aman Kumbhani 11-8, 11-5, 11-8; Rishi Jalan bt Raunak Advani 11-9, 15-13, 11-7. Eom