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Squash meet: Tandon shocks Englishman Masters to enter round 2

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Former junior national champion Tandon pulled off a surprise by ousting 9/16 seed Joshua Masters of England in three straight games to enter the second round of the USD 70,000 CCI International JSW Indian Circuit 2019 here Tuesday.

The 26-year-old professional-turned pro from Kolkata, currently ranked 68th on the PSA and a member of the countrys squad last year in Gold Coast, Australia, stunned the 52nd-ranked Masters 11-9 11-6 11-8 in 36 minutes at the

However, the Indian challenge got diluted when former national champion Harinder Pal Sandhu pulled out of the PSA event citing an

He was drawn to take on of England, who got a walkover into round two.

In some other first round match-ups, Egypts Youssef Ibrahim got past Welshman Peter Creed 11-8, 11-13, 11-8, 11-6 in 47 minutes, his compatriot ousted Dimitri Steinmann of 8-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-9 in 55 minutes and Iker Pajares Bernabeu got past Spanish compatriot Edmon Lopez 11-7, 11-3, 11-4 in 43 minutes.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 19:10 IST