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Squash Championship: Chotrani keeps India’s hopes alive
India’s Veer Chotrani stormed into the boys quarter-finals of the World Individual Junior Squash Championships here on Thursday.
The result came on a day when all his colleagues made their exit in the competition. The freshly-crowned Asian junior champion got the better of higher-seeded Yannick Wilhelmi (Switzerland) in four games (10-12, 11-6, 11-8, 11-3). Chotrani dropped the opening game, but came into his own in the following ones to defeat Wilhelmi, who accounted for Yash Fadte in the previous round. Chotrani, however, had a fluent entry into the pre-quarterfinals with a straight-game victory over D Khan of Canada. Barring Chotrani, India had a tough day at the office. Rahul Baitha lost to second-seeded Egyptian Omar El Torkey.
Boys: Pre-quarterfinals: Veer Chotrani beat Y Wilhelmi (SUI) 10-12, 11-6, 11-8, 11-3;
Round-of-32: Yash Fadte lost to Yannick Wilhelmi (SUI) 15-13, 5-11, 11-7, 11-13, 6-11; Veer Chotrani beat D Khan (CAN) 11-2, 11-3, 4-11, 11-8; Rahul Baitha lost to O El Torkey (EGY) 9-11, 2-11, 4-11.
Girls: Round-of-32: Yoshna Singh lost to C Sin Yuk (HKG) 3-11, 4-11, 4-11; Sanya Vats lost to A Azman (MAS) 7-11, 7-11, 12-10, 6-11;Aishwarya Khubchandani lostto G Adderley (SCO) 11-8, 8-11, 6-11, 9-11.