Maharashtra’s Mahesh Mangaonkar and Tamil Nadu’s Joshna Chinappa have been given the top billing in the men’s and women’s sections, respectively, at the 76th Senior National Squash Championships, which commence in Pune on Thursday.
Meanwhile, 11-year-old Aelina Shah put in a super effort to down Nikita Agarwal 13-11, 11-8, 11-5 and enter the women’s second qualifying round. In the men’s section, Guhan Senthilkumar, Aishwary Singh, Veer Chotrani and Ravi Dixit qualified for the main draw.
Seeding: Men: 1. Mahesh Mangaonkar (Mah), 2. Abhishek Pradhan(Mah), 3. Abhishek Agarwal (Mah), 4. Vijay Kumar (Ser), 5. Gaurav Nandrajog (Dli), 6. Ranjit Singh (Ser), 7. Jamal Sakib (Ser).
Women: 1 Joshna Chinappa (TN), 2. Urwashi Joshi (Mah), 3. Sunayna Kuruvilla (TN), 4. Tanvi Khanna (Dli).