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Yash Fadte upsets Agarwal to enter semis

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Teenager of stunned third seed in a long-drawn tie to enter the semi finals of the 43rd Maharashtra State Men's tournament today.

The 16-year-old Fadte had an easy start in the quarter final clash as he won the first game 11-2, but Abhishek was quick to make a comeback and took the second game 11-4.

Fadte bounced back with a 11-7 victory in the third game, but the teenager was not able to maintain consistency and lost the penultimate game 9-11.

With the match tied at 2-all, it was anyone's match. However, Fadte, who came into the tournament with a string of successes kept his wits and clinched the decider 11-8 to advance to the last four for a face-off against top seed

Mangoankar eased into the semis, making few mistakes on his way to a 11-7, 11-5, 11-2 victory over of Chennai.

Also advancing was number 2 seed Abhishek Pradhan, who defeated with an identical scoreline.

He would meet no. 4 of for a place in the summit clash.

Results: Men's quarter finals: [1] bt [9/16] 11-7 11-5 11-2; [9/16] bt [3]11-2 4-11 11-7 9-11 11-8; [4] bt 13-11 11-8 11-3; [2] bt 11-2 11-7 11-5.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 19:50 IST
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