Dixit, Japtap in Asian Junior squash semis

January 17th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) India’s Ravi Dixit fought back to oust the higher seeded Kamran Khan of Malaysia in four games en route to the semi-finals of the boys singles in the Asian Junior squash championship at the ICL Academy courts, here Saturday.After dropping the first game, Dixit came back to win 5-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-9 in a close match that lasted nearly an hour.

Joining Dixit in the semi-finals was compatriot Aditya Japtap who beat Hong Kong’s Nelson Chan 11-9, 12-10, 6-11, 11-6.

Meanwhile, in the girls singles, India’s top junior and second seed Dipika Pallikal looked at home while defeating Low Wee Nee of Malaysia 11-1, 11-1, 11-8 in just 19 minutes to make it to the semi-final round.

The results (quarter-finals):

Boys singles - 1-Leo Au (HKG) beat 5/8-Ng Jo Wen (MAS) 11-7 11-5 11-9 (26mins); 5/8-Ravi Dixit (IND) beat 3/4-Kamran Khan (MAS) 5-11 11-8 11-6 11-9 (54m); 3/4-Adtiya Japtap (IND) beat 5/8-Nelson Chan (HKG) 11-9 12-10 6-11 11-6 (51m); 2-Ivan Yuen (MAS) beat 5/8-Karan Malik (IND) 11-6 11-7 12-10 (29m).

Girls singles- 1-Low Wee Wern (MAS) beat 5/8-Lee Ka Man (HKG) 11-5 11-6 11-13 11-2 (34m); 5/8-Liu Tsz Ling (HKG) beat 3/4-Tong Tsz Wing (HKG) 6-11 12-10 10-12 11-4 11-8 (49m); 3/4-Song Sung-Mi (KOR) beat 9/12-Rachael Goh (MAS) 14-12 7-11 11-3 11-5 (38m); 2-Dipika Pallikal (IND) beat 5/8-Low Wee Nee (MAS) 11-1 11-1 11-8 (19m).

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