Otters Int'l: Dipika into second round after tough battle

Dipika Pallikal moved into second round at the JSW Indian Squash Circuit 2016 Otters International after defeating Egyptian Mayar Hany 10-12, 18-16, 13-11, 11-3.

Dipika was kept on the court for close to an hour by her Egyptian rival Mayar Hany.   -  Rajendra G. (File Photo)

Fourth seed Dipika Pallikal had a tough time in subduing Egyptian Mayar Hany before reaching the women’s singles second round in the JSW Indian Squash Circuit 2016 Otters International tournament here on Thursday.

Dipika was kept on the court for close to an hour by her Egyptian rival before the Indian carved out a 10-12, 18-16, 13-11, 11-3 victory.

Other results:

Women’s singles (1st round):

6-Tesni Evans (WAL) bt Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG) 11-6, 11-8, 11-3;

Siyoli Waters (RSA) bt 7-Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG) 11-8 11-4, 14-12;

Sachika Ingale (IND) lost to 8-Nadine Shahin (EGY) 7-11, 11-5, 1-11, 6-11;

5-Nicolette Fernandes (GUY) lost to Milou van der Heijden (NLD) 11-6, 11-13, 7-11, 12-14;

Akanksha Salunkhe (IND) lost to 3-Delia Arnold (MAS) 2-11, 3-11, 6-11.

Men’s singles (1st round):

6-Sandeep Ramachandran (IND) lost to Abhay Singh (IND) 9-11, 2-8 (retired hurt); Rahul Baitha (Ind) lost to 8-Abdullah Al Muzayen (KWT) 6-11, 3-11, 6-11;

Omar Bahgat (EGY) lost to 5-Ravi Dixit (IND) 11-7, 3-11, 8-11, 9-11;

4-Sanjay Singh Chal (MAS) bt Abhinav Sinha (IND) 11-6, 11-2, 11-2;

Vijay Kumar (IND) lost to 3-Robert Downer (ENG) 10-12, 11-2, 9-11, 6-11;

Tushar Shahani (IND) lost to 2-Edmon Lopez (ESP) 8-11, 9-11, 4-11;

1-Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) bt Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) 11-6, 11-8, 11-8.