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Ribadas stuns eighth seed Ramit in Kolkata squash meet

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Spain's stunned eighth seed and local boy Tandon 7-11, 4-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 in a thrilling five-set squash contest of the $30,000 PSA tournament, the Kolkata International, here on Thursday.

won the first two games with his good shot selection, but in the third game Carlos (World No. 96) came back with full force and started picking all the shots better.

Ramit, ranked 68 in the world, was also guilty of making a lot of unforced errors thus losing the next two games.

The decider was almost going neck and neck but Carlos started dominating and won the fifth game 11-7.

Carlos will meet third seed of on Friday.

In other matches, the Egyptian pair of world No. 27 Zahed Salem and world No. 34 brushed aside and with ease while Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu, ranked 59, got the better of 11-1, 12-10, 12-14, 5-11, 11-8.

(World No. 48) of the USA beat of the 11-9, 7-11, 11-2, 11-5.

The event is a part of the 225th

A total of 24 players will take part in the five-day tourney. The final will be held on November 11.

Top seed and world No. 11 is the defending champion of the meet last held in 2015. The 32-year-old beat former World No.1 Marwan ElShorbagy in the final three years back here.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 21:14 IST
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