Anwesha packs off Fialova in PSA Challenger squash

October 7th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Oct 7 (IANS) India’s Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu, a wild card entry, along with qualifiers Gaurav Nandrajog and Naresh Kumar, bowed out of the PSA Challenger No.4 squash tournament, here Wednesday.
Third-seeded Mathieu Castagnet of France overcame a 0-2 deficit to beat Sandhu 7-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-7,12-10 in the first round of the main draw while Nandrajog lost to seventh seeded Mazen Gamal of Egypt and Naresh Kumar went down to eighth seeded Shamsul Islam Khan of Pakistan.

In the WISP women’s event being held simultaneously, unseeded Anwesha Reddy of India knocked out seventh seeded Lucie Fialova of Czech Republic at 11-9, 5-11, 11-6, 8-11,11-5 in 40 minutes.

However, Anaka Alankamony made her exit, losing to the experienced Elise Ng of Hong Kong, who is ranked four and is at 46 in WISPA rankings.

Meanwhile, Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal provided more cheer to the home crowd by moving into the second round.

Results (1st round):

PSA Challenger No:4: Chris Simpson (1, ENG) bt Kristian Frost Olesen (DEN) 11-7, 13-11, 13-11 (45 mins); Ivan Yuen (6, MAS) bt Elvinn Keo (MAS) 11-9, 11-9, 11-7 (30 mins); Matthew Karwalski (4, AUS) bt Karim Abdel (Q, EGY) 8-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9 (45 mins); Muhd Asyraf Azan (5, MAS) bt Kamran Khan (Q, MAS) 12-10, 9-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7 (99 mins); Mazen Gamal (7, EGY) bt Gaurav Nandrajog (Q, IND) 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 11-9 (39 mins); Mathieu Castagnet (3, FRA) bt Harinder Pal Sandhu (WC, IND) 7-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-7,12-10 (88 mins); Shamsul Islam Khan (8, PAK) bt Naresh Kumar (Q, IND) 11-9, 11-9, 9-11, 11-7 (30 mins); Mark Krajcsak (2, HUN) bt Andrew Wagih Shoukry (EGY) 6-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-7 (40 mins).

WISPA Challenger No:2: Sharon Wee (1, MAS) bt Carmen Lee (HKG) 11-6, 11-8, 11-4 (23 mins); Answesha Reddy (IND) bt Lucie Fialova (7, CZE) 11-9, 5-11, 11-6, 8-11,11-5 (40 mins); Orla Noon (3, NED) bt Aparajitha Balamurukan (Q, IND) 11-1,11-6, 11-2 (14 mins); Siti Munirah Jusoh (5, MAS) bt Milou Van Der Heijden (NED) 11-9, 11-5, 13-11 (26 mins); Dipika Pallikal (6, IND) bt Jenna Gates (ENG) 11-7, 11-5, 11-4 (22 mins); Elise Ng (4, HKG) bt Anaka Alankamony (Q, IND) 7-11, 11-7, 10-12, 11-8, 11-8 (43 mins); Laura Pomportes (FRA) bt Pushppa Devi (8, MAS) 11-7, 11-5, 11-9 (22 mins); Joshna Chinappa (2, IND) bt Coline Aumard

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