World Doubles Squash C’ship: Ghosal-Dipika, Joshna-Malhotra pairs move into quarterfinals

The men’s doubles pair of Vikram and Mahesh Mangaonkar finished at the bottom of their respective group.

Saurav Ghosal (left) and Dipika Pallikal defeated Peter Creed and Tesny Evans of Wales.   -  PTI (File Photo)

Two Indian pairs - Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Karthik, and Vikram Malhotra and Joshna Chinnappa - moved into the quarterfinals of the WSF World Doubles Squash Championship in the mixed doubles category on Thursday.

Saurav and Dipika, the second seed, defeated Peter Creed and Tesny Evans of Wales in Group B, while Vikram and Joshna ensured a hard-fought win over Cameron Pilley and Donna Urquhart of Australia. Vikram and Joshna had qualified on Wednesday itself with its third straight win in Group C.

The men’s doubles pair of Vikram and Mahesh Mangaonkar finished at the bottom of their respective group.

The results

Men:

Group A: Adnan and Yuen (Mal) bt Vikram Malhotra and Mahesh Mangaonkar 11-8, 10-11, 11-8.

Mixed doubles:

Group B: Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik bt Bennett and vd Heijden (Neth) 11-4, 11-4; bt Delierre and Cornett (Can) 11-5, 11-5; bt Peter Creed and Tesny Evans (Wales) 11-8, 11-6

Group C: Vikram Malhotra and Joshna Chinappa bt Andres Herrera and Catalina Pelaez (Col) 11-7, 11-4; bt Cameron Pilley and Donna Urquhart (Aus) 7-11, 11-7, 11-7.