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Easy for Ghosal, Suchde

Men’s top seed Saurav Ghosal and defending champion Siddharth Suchde registered comfortable back-to-back wins to cruise into the quarter-finals of the 37th Bombay Gymkhana Maharashtra State Open Senior Squash Championship on Monday.

India No. 1 Ghosal first warmed up with a straight sets second round win over Anshul Goyal of Otters Club and later prevailed over Aneesh Sengupta of Hiranandani in the pre-quarter-finals.

India No. 2 and second seed Suchde also won his second round tie in straight sets before overcoming Shashi Pandey of Jindal Squash Academy 11-9, 11-2, 11-5 in the pre-quarter-finals.

Fourth seed Vikas Jangra of Indian Navy also entered the quarter-finals with a hard-fought win over Laxmani Joshi of Jindal.

Under-15 national champion Jui Kalgutkar of Bombay Gymkhana sailed into the women’s second round.

Results: Women (1st Rd): Jui Kalgutkar (Bombay Gym) bt Abhilasha Bhasin (Bombay Gym) 11-2, 11-0, 11-1; Riddhi Sampat (Bombay Gym) bt Sireena Divecha (Bombay Gym) 11-1, 11-4, 11-8; Rhea Advani (Bombay Gym) bt Sahirah Oshidhar 11-4, 11-4, 11-0.

Men’s Open: Pre-Quarter-finals: 1-Sourav Ghosal bt Aneesh Sengupta 11-1, 11-5, 11-1; Vikas Jangra (Services) bt Laxman Joshi (Jindal) 11-6, 11-9, 11-7; Aishwarya Singh (Jindal) bt Tushar Kothari 11-5, 11-6, 11-3; Abhinav Sinha bt Puneet Pareek (Jindal) 11-6, 11-5, 11-7; Arjun Agnihotri bt Rushabh Vora (CCI) 11-5, 8-11, 4-11, 11-8, 11-9; 2-Siddharth Suchde bt Shashi Pandey (Jindal) 11-9, 11-2, 11-5.

2nd Rd: Puneet Pareek (Jindal) bt Bhalchandra Bulle 12-10, 7-11, 6-11, 11-5, 12-10; Rushabh Vora (CCI) bt Sid Ugrankar (CCI) 11-8, 11-6, 11-2; Tushar Kothari bt Chaitanya Shah (Bombay Gym) 12-10, 11-2, 11-6; Abhinav Sinha bt Jai Singh Thory 11-3, 11-9, 11-6; Sourav Ghosal bt Anshul Goyal (Otters Club) 11-4, 11-2, 11-2; Siddharth Suchde bt Ankit Acharya 11-7, 11-4, 11-7; Prateek Bajaj bt Pritish Chakravarthy 11-6, 11-5, 7-11, 11-9; Laxman Joshi (Jindal) bt Kunal Heble 11-6, 11-4, 11-5; Aishwarya Singh (Jindal) bt Imroze Pathan 11-3, 11-5, 11-2; Abhimanyu Shah (Bombay Gym) bt Mohd. Momin 11-2, 11-0, 11-4; Shashi Pandey (Jindal) bt Rohan Zaveri 9-11, 11-0, 11-5, 11-8; Vikas Jangra (Services) bt Pratik B. 11-3, 11-5, 11-3.

Professionals (Pre-quarter-finals): Dashrath Tambe (Willingdon SC) bt Ganesh Kadam (NSCI) 12-14, 11-1, 11-4, 11-7; Deepesh Borade (Khar Gym) bt Vishant Salvi (Dosti Acres) 11-8, 11-6, 11-7; Manish Chavan (Bombay Gym) bt Mahesh Kadam (Golden Swan, Vile Parle) 10-12, 11-1, 11-8, 11-5; Vijay Sonawane (SPA) bt Javed Mohd. (Jindal) 4-11, 13-11, 11-8, 11-5; Sanjay Pawar (Otters Club) bt Devdas Tambe (Bombay Gym) 11-5, 11-4, 11-9; Sachin Jadhav (JVPG) bt Santosh Sharma (SPA) 11-5, 11-3, 11-2; Baban More (Bombay Gym) bt Adesh Gamre (Otters Club) 11-13, 11-1, 11-5, 11-3; Vijay Waghela (Khar Gym) bt Rupesh Gurav 11-6, 13-11, 11-9.

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