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 Vedanta 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 Rewa Bharma 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  bt Anjali Devi [5/8] 11-5 11-4 11-6; Amira Singh [3/4] bt Rathika Suthanthira Seelan 11-6 11-2 11-7; Aishwarya Khubchandani [5/8] bt Rewa Bharma [3/4] 11-1 11-1 11-5; Mithali Surana bt Tanaya M Parakh  11-3 11-8 11-9 Boys U-19 Q/F Veer Chotrani  bt Advait Adik [9/16] 11-2 11-3 11-5; Arnaav Sareen bt Neel Joshi 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; Tushar Shahani  bt Prithvi Singh [9/16] 11-6, 11-9, 11-8 Women's Q/F Aishwarya Khubchandani bt Nikita Agarwal 11-1, 11-1, 11-1.
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