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Mahesh loses in quarters of NZ Southern Open squash

Press Trust of India  |  Invercargill (New Zealand) 

India's Mahesh Mangaonkar went down fighting to the top seed Ivan Yuen of in the quarterfinal of the ILY-Community NZ Southern Open squash tournament, here today.

The Malaysian, ranked over 35 rungs above the sixth seeded Indian, pocketed the contest 14-12, 11-6, 6-11, 9-11, 11-9.

In March earlier this year, Mahesh had beaten Ivan in a five-game thriller in the Wimbledon Club Open in in a match that lasted 107 minutes.

The essence of the contest was similar this time but a few crucial points eluded the Indian and Ivan ran away with the match.

In the first round, Mahesh had defeated qualifier Chris Van der Salm of 11-7 11-2 11-6.

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 19:23 IST