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Otters Club Squash Open: Jannia and Advait clinch U-19 titles

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Defending champion and top seed Jannia Singh of Chandigarh retained the U-19 girls' title at the Otters Club Squash Open here on Saturday.

Jannia, however, needed to pull out all stops to halt the challenge of Telangana's Amita Gondi 11-3, 12-10, 9- 11, 9-11, 11-8 in the final and emerge triumphant.

Advait Adik of Maharashtra took down higher-ranked Diwakar Singh of Uttar Pradesh in straight games to clinch the boys' U-19 trophy.

Advait defeated his opponent in three straight games - 11-5, 12-10, 12-10 - to clinch the title.

In the girls' final the two opponents split the first four games to reach the decider.

The final game was perfectly balanced at 8-8 and just when it looked like anyone's game, Jannia scored 3 straight points to take the game 11-8 and become champion again.

Meanwhile, Aparajitha Balamurukan of Tamil Nadu shocked second seed Sachika Balvani of Maharashtra to seal her place in the women's final.

Top seed Urwashi Joshi of Maharashtra had easy outing as she defeated her state-mate Sanika Choudhari in straight games to advance to the final.

In the men's section, top seed Abhishek Pradhan of Maharashtra and his state-mate Rahul Baitha secured convincing victories over their opponents to advance to the final.

Results: Women (Semi-finals): Urwashi Joshi [1] bt Sanika Choudhari [3/4] 11-4 11-6 11-4; Aparajitha Balamurukan [3/4] bt Sachika Balvani [2] 11-9 11-7 8-11 11-9.

Men (Semi-finals): Abhishek Pradhan [1] bt Neel Joshi [9/16] 11-9 11-4 11-1; Rahul Baitha [5/8] bt Vikas Mehra [5/8] 16-14 9-11 13-11 11-9.

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First Published: Sat, August 10 2019. 19:45 IST