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Otters squash: Mithali stuns top seed Tanaya, enters semis

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Mumbai's unseeded Mithali Surana Thursday put up an amazing show to outsmart top seed Tanaya M Parakh and advance to the semi-finals of the Otters Club Squash Open here Thursday.

Meanwhile, Aishwarya Khubchandani continued her fine run by advancing to the U-19 and women's semi-finals with straight game victories over her opponents and Nikita Agarwal, respectively.

Tanaya started the game as a crowd favourite, but Mithali quickly showed her prowess and changed perceptions by winning the first game 11-3.

The second game saw a fightback from Tanaya, but she could not capitalise on a positive start and succumbed to an 8-11 defeat.

The third game saw a fierce fight between the two with Tanaya giving her all to stay in the game.

The game saw neck and neck fight for a while, but Tanaya struggled in the crunch moments which helped Mittali take the game 11-9 and the match 11-3, 11-8, 11-9 to advance to the semis.

In the boys U-19 tie, top seed Veer Chotrani faced no trouble as he marched his way to the semi-finals, defeating the talented Advait Adik 11-2, 11-3, 11-5.

In another match, 2nd seed Tushar was on a roll as he defended a strong challenge from Prithvi Singh.

Results Girls U19 Q/F:

Bhavna Goyal [2] bt [5/8] 11-5 11-4 11-6; [3/4] bt Rathika Suthanthira Seelan 11-6 11-2 11-7; Aishwarya Khubchandani [5/8] bt [3/4] 11-1 11-1 11-5; Mithali Surana bt Tanaya M Parakh [1] 11-3 11-8 11-9 Boys U-19 Q/F Veer Chotrani [1] bt Advait Adik [9/16] 11-2 11-3 11-5; Arnaav Sareen bt 11-8, 11-13, 3-11, 11-7, 12-10; Saksham Choudhary [3/4] bt Vedansh Kushwaha [9/16] 11-4, 11-4, 11-9; [2] bt Prithvi Singh [9/16] 11-6, 11-9, 11-8 Women's Q/F Aishwarya Khubchandani bt 11-1, 11-1, 11-1.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 18:55 IST
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