Top seed Yash, unseeded Neel make it to quarter-finals

Sports Reporter
Sunday, 18 August 2019

It was a day of upsets in the Boy’s U-19 category in Bombay Gymkhana as unseeded Neel Joshi of Maharashtra defeated his higher-ranked state-mate Deepak Mandal by 11-5, 11-5, 11-5 margin to enter the quarterfinals.

Mumbai: Top seed Yash Fadte of Goa scored a clinical 11-4, 11-4, 11-7 win over  Shivamraaj Gulati of Chandigarh to advance to the Boy’s U-19 quarter-finals in the Junior National Squash at the Bombay Gymkhana here on Saturday

It was a day of upsets in the Boy’s U-19 category in Bombay Gymkhana as unseeded Neel Joshi of Maharashtra defeated his higher-ranked state-mate Deepak Mandal by 11-5, 11-5, 11-5 margin to enter the quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, Advait Adik managed to get past a tired Vivaan Jaikishan with ease winning 11-9, 11-5, 11-2 on his way to the quarter-finals.

In the Men’s Open, while top seed Mahesh Mangaonkar eased past Araash Mehta, the second seeded Abhishek Pradhan had quite a fight on his hands as he rallied from 1-2 down to beat unseeded Ravi Dixit  12-10, 11-13, 9-11, 11-1,11-5. Yash Fadte and Rahul Baitha also secured easy victories and are in the hunt for dual titles.
 

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