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Veer Chotrani, Sankalp Anand set up final clash


Press Trust of India Chennai
Mumbai lad Veer Chotrani and Delhi's Sankalp Anand put it across higher-ranked opponents to enter the boys under-19 final of the Southern Slam junior squash, a SRFI national five-star event here Wednesday.
In the girls under-19 section, Ananya Dabke of Mumbai, pulled off an upset win over second-seeded Jannia Singh for a spot in the final.
The match between Chotrani and second-seeded Yash Fadte of Goa witnessed high quality squash with the latter rallying after trailing 1-2 before winning in five games.
After starting strongly, the Mumbai player lost his way as Fadte played in a solid manner.
Chotrani, however, regained his composure to register a 11-5, 10-12, 8-11, 12-10, 11-7 win.
The lanky Sankalp played consistently to upstage No.1 seed Utkarsh Baheti 5-11, 11-8, 11-7, 12-10.
In the girls under-19 event, left-hander Sanya Vats, the top seed had it easy over local girl Rathika Suthanthira Seelan, winning 11-8, 11-4, 11-8.
The talanted Dabke stole the show with a 11-7, 11-4, 11-3 demolition of the No.2 seed Jannia Singh.

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First Published: May 29 2019 | 8:15 PM IST

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