Hussain enters quarters in Squash Open

July 27th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Shakir Hussain outplayed Ashray Ohri 3-2 (9-11, 12-14, 11-3, 11-6, 11-7) in the men’s open category of the Coca-Cola Squash Open Championship played at Kendriya Vidyalaya Squash Courts here Friday.

Hussain lost the first two sets but fought back brilliantly to beat Ohri on Day 4 to reach the quarterfinals.

In the men’s under-23 semifinal match, Karm Kumar thumped down Laxman Joshi of Jindal Squash Academy, Mumbai 3-0 (11-7, 11-8, 11-6). Karm won the under-21 category of the 2011 Delhi and North India Top 8 Squash League.

In the quarterfinal match of this newly introduced category, Rishi Jalan thrashed Abhijeet Malik 3-0 (11-9, 11-9, 11-8) to reach the semis of the 105th tournament, organised by Indian Squash Professionals (ISP).

More than 350 players of all age-categories from all over the country are competing for a prize money of Rs.3.25 Lakh.

Results:
Men’s Open Pre-QF: Shakir Hussain bt Ashray Ohri 3-2 (9-11, 12-14, 11-3, 11-6, 11-7); Men’s U-23 SF: Karm Kumar bt Laxman Joshi 3-0 (11-7, 11-8, 11-6); QF: Rishi Jalan bt Abhijeet Malik 3-0 (11-9, 11-9, 11-8); Boys U-19 QFs: Divij Kadan bt Rajat Sharma 3-0 (11-6, 11-6, 11-6); Uttkarsh Kumar bt Junaid Muzzafar 3-0 (11-9, 11-2, 15-13); Girls U-19 QF: Janet Vidhi bt Tarunima 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-9); Boys U-17 QFs: Robin Man bt Abhishek 3-2 (11-7, 11-8, 8-11, 6-11, 11-6); Junaid Muzzafar bt Akhilesh Yadav 3-1 (11-5, 8-11, 11-8, 11-2); Ranjit Singh bt Harshit Mucchut 3-0 (11-7, 11-9, 11-5).

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