Pune’s Yoshna upsets top seeds Urwashi and Bhavna

SPORTS REPORTER
Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Yoshna, who played her U-19 match just 4 hours before her Women’s tie showed no signs of fatigue as she beat the tournament favourite and top seed Urwashi Joshi 6-11, 11-1, 5-11, 11-6, 11-6 in a 5 game thriller.

MUMBAI: Maharashtra’s Yoshna Singh of Maharashtra was on a roll as she stunned top seeds Urwashi Joshi and Bhavana Goyal to advance to the Women’s and the Girl’s U-19 Semi-finals of the 44th Maharashtra State Senior Open Squash tournament at the Bombay Gymkhana Squash Courts on Monday.

Yoshna, who played her U-19 match just 4 hours before her Women’s tie showed no signs of fatigue as she beat the tournament favourite and top seed Urwashi Joshi 6-11, 11-1, 5-11, 11-6, 11-6 in a 5 game thriller.

In the Girl’s U-19 quarterfinals, Yoshna hardly faced any challenge on her way to an 11-4, 11-3, 11-2 rout of the Top seed Bhavana Goyal. 

Second seeded Amira Singh stamped her authority over unseeded Arnaaz Brar handing her a humiliating 11-0, 11-0, 11-0 defeat.

FADTE’S HOPES CRASH
In the Men’s Open, Goa’s Yash Fadte’s hopes of a dual win ended as he could not match the speed and strength of the top seed Mahesh Mangaonkar losing 5-11, 4-11, 7-11. 

Meanwhile, Rahul Baitha who also was in line for a dual-title pushed Abhay Singh of TN to the limits before succumbing losing 9-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-6, 7-11.

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