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Squash: Abhishek and Sanya emerge victorious

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

and Vats won the Men's and the Women's titles respectively of the Otters Club Squash Open held here.

Meanwhile, Veer Chotrani defeated Saksham Choudhary to take the U-19 Trophy.

Abhishek, who had an easy victory over on his way to the finals, faced his toughest competition in unseeded

Tushar started the game on a high scoring back-to-back winners to race to a 6-1 lead in the first game, but Abhishek who had a little trouble picking up the drop shots did not let the game slip away and came back strongly to level the scores at 8-8.

Tushar managed to hold off Abhishek by blocking him just enough to avoid a replay and restricting his moment to take the first game 11-9.

The second game was in complete control of Abhishek, who made Tushar work all corners of the court before taking it 11-4.

Tushar made unforced errors at crucial moments, which helped Abhishek take the third and fourth games by 11-6, 11-6 and the championship by 9-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-6.

Third seed Vats secured an upset win over top seed Urwashi Joshi to take the women's trophy home.

In the Boys U-19 finals, Veer Chotrani dominated Saksham Choudhary winning the game 11-6, 9-11, 11-3, 11-4.

Meanwhile, Aishwarya Khubchandani, who lost out on an opportunity for a double title after losing to Vats in the semis, fought hard to claim her U-19 title defeating a higher ranked in a game that went down the wire.

It was a very tough game with nothing separating the two in the first 4 games with Amira winning the 1st and 3rd game while Aishwarya bouncing back to win the 2nd & 4th games all by an identical 11-9 margin.

The fifth game was anti-climactic with Aishwarya stepping up and dominating Amira to take the fifth game 11-2 and win the championship.


Men's finals: [3/4] bt 9-11 11-4 11-6 11-6

Women's finals: [3/4] bt Urwashi Joshi [1] 11-8 8-11 11-8 11-6 Boys U-19 Finals [5/8] bt [3/4]9-11 11-9 9-11 11-9 11-2 Girls U-19 Finals Veer Chotrani [1] bt Saksham Choudhary [3/4] 11-6 9-11 11-3 11-4.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 17:55 IST