Asian Junior Individual C'ships: Veer Chotrani enters semifinals

The Indian squash player defeats top seed Siow Yee Xian of Singapore.

Seven medals are assured for India from the competition. Representative Image: R. Ragu

India's Veer Chotrani made it to the semifinals in the Boys' U-19 category at the Asian Junior Individual Squash Championship in Macau, defeating top seed Siow Yee Xian of Singapore in five games.

With this win, he has assured himself of a medal in the event.

Down 2-1 in the contest at one point, Veer fought well to put it across his higher-rated opponent.

Overall, seven Indians will feature in the last four in various age categories. Thus, seven medals are assured for India.

The results

Boys

U-19: Veer Chotrani (9/16) bt Siow Yee Xian(1) (Sing) 11-7, 6-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7;Yash Fadte (5/8) bt Tushar Shahani (¾) 11-8, 11-6, 12-10;

U-17: Neel Joshi (¾) bt Lee Minwoo (5/8) (Kor) 10-12, 11-9, 11-3, 11-5; Duncan Lee Yung Yii (¾) (Mal) bt Navaneeth Prabhu S 11-6, 11-4, 9-11, 12-10; Nathan Kueh Tsz Bing (2) (Mal) bt Shreemann Raghavan (5/8) 11-7, 11-7, 12-10

U-15: Paarth Ambani (¾) bt Law Arthur Pak Ki (HK) 15-13, 11-4, 7-11, 11-9;

U-13:Low Wa Sern (Mal) bt Avalokit Singh (1) 11-5, 11-3, 11-8; Chistopher M. Buraga (5/8) (Phil) bt Ekambir Singh (¾) 11-4, 6-11, 5-11, 11-6, 11-4; Wong Wing Kuen (HK) bt Arihant K.S. (2) 11-7, 11-6, 11-7;

Girls

U-19: Chan Yiwen (1) (Mal) bt Amira Singh (9/16) 11-4, 11-3, 11-8; Sanya Vats (¾) bt Lee Sum Yuet (9./16) (HK) 11-8, 11-4, 11-2

U-17: Chan Sin Yuk (1) (HK) bt Yoshna Singh (9/16) 11-3, 11-6, 11-4; Yee Xin Ying (¾) (Mal) bt Aishwarya Khubchandani (5/8) 11-7, 11-6, 11-4

U-15: Yuvna Gupta (¾) bt Wai Sze Wing (HK) 11-7, 11-5, 11-6

U-13: Anahat Singh (1) bt Ho Tsz Ling Alyssa (HK)12-10, 13-15, 11-6, 11-8; Kwong Ena (HK) bt Unnati Tripathi (¾) 8-11, 11-6, 11-3, 11-2.