Dipika, Joshna in semis of Wispa squash

April 21st, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, April 21 (IANS) India’s Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa entered the semi-finals of the WISPA Challenger Squash tournament here Thursday with straightforward victories and face each other in the penultimate round.

The other semi-final will be between Australians Donna Urquhart, the top seed, and third seeded Lisa Camilleri.

Second seeded Dipika defeated Australian Melody Francis 11-6, 11-5, 11-6 in 27 minutes while fourth seeded Joshna accounted for sixth seeded Misaki Kobayashi at 11-4, 11-5, 11-6.

The results (quarter-finals):

1-Donna Urquhart, AUS, bt 7-Tenille Swartz, RSA, 11-8 14-12 11-6(34m);
3-Lisa Camilleri, AUS, bt 5-Siti Munirah, MAS, 11-9 11-9 11-4 (34m).
4-Joshna Chinappa, IND, bt 6-Misaki Kobayashi, JPN, 11-4 11-5 11-6(25m).
2-Dipika Pallikal, IND, bt 8-Melody Francis, AUS, 11-6 11-5 11-6(27m).

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