Otters Int'l: Joshna through to semis, Dipika crashes out

Joshna Chinappa moved through to the semifinals at the Otters International with a comfortable victory over Liu Tsz-Ling, but Dipika Pallikal crashed out.

Joshna Chinappa beat Liu Tsz-Ling 11-7, 5-11, 11-5, 11-5.   -  Abhishek Kerketta (File Photo)

The No. 6 seed from Wales, Tesni Evan, eliminated India’s Dipika Pallikal after a 64-minute skirmish in the quarterfinals of the JSW Indian Squash Circuit Otters International 2016 at the Otters Club here on Friday. Tesni beat India’s No. 4 seed Dipika 15-13, 8-11, 12-10, 11-8.

But the No. 2 seed in the women’s USD 35,000 tournament, Joshna Chinappa, entered the semifinals defeating Hong Kong’s Liu Tsz-Ling in four games.

The results

Women’s quarterfinals

Delia Arnold (Mas) bt Milou van der Heijden (Netherlands) 10-12, 11-6, 12-10, 11-5, Tesni Evans (Wales) bt Dipika Pallikal-Karthik (Ind) 15-13, 8-11, 12-10, 11-8, Joshna Chinappa (Ind) bt Liu Tsz-Ling (Hkg) 11-7, 5-11, 11-5, 11-5, Annie Au (Hkg) bt Nadine Shahin (Egypt) 11-7, 11-5, 11-4.

Men’s quarterfinals

(USD 5000 event) Abdullah Al Muzayen (Kwt) bt Sanjay Singh Chal (Mas) 8-11, 3-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-7, Robert Downer (Eng) bt Alex Noakes (Eng) 11-6, 11-7, 11-14 , Edmon Lopez (Spain) bt Abhay Singh (Ind) 13-11, 11-7, 11-6, Iker Pajares Bernabeu (Spain) bt Ravi Dixit (Ind) 11-7, 9-11, 11-4, 11-6.