Kothari ousts Habib to make last 8

June 21st, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Kolkata’s Sourav Kothari held off a late surge from top seed and local hero Rafath Habib to win 4-2 and enter the quarter-finals of the Kences Constructions - ASCA international snooker tournament here Thursday.

Kothari goes up against Hong Kong’s Andy Lee who overcame R. Yotahruck from Thailand 4-1 while National champion Aditya Mehta outclassed Divya Sharma 4-0 to set up an intriguing clash with Thailand’s Noppon Saengkham who edged past Rupesh Shah 4-3.

The results (pre-quarter-finals):
Sourav Kothari bt Rafath Habib 4 - 2; Andy Lee (Hong Kong) bt R Yotahruck (Thailand) 4 - 1; Aditya Mehta bt Divya Sharma 4 - 0; Noppon Saengkham (Thailand) bt Rupesh Shah 4 - 3; Laxman Rawat bt Shabaaz Khan 4 - 0; Kamal Chawla bt Manan Chandra 4 - 1.

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