Kush Kumar loses in Las Vegas quarterfinals
Kush Kumar lost out in the last eight in Las Vegas.
Kush Kumar, the reigning national junior champion who has moved into the senior ranks now did well to reach the quarterfinal in the $10,000 Las Vegas open squash tournament being held in Nevada, USA.
Having had to go through the qualifying rounds, the Indian, a trainee at the Indian squash Academy here, did well to cross two rounds to reach the main draw. He beat Pakistan’s player Syed Hamzah Bhukari 3-2 first and then led 2-0 against New Zealand’s Alex Grayson before the latter retired.
In the main draw as a qualifier, Kush showed his fighting qualities in ousting the eighth seed Alex Ingham of England 11-9, 11-8, 11-7. Up against the third seed Chris Gordon of USA next in the quarters, the unseeded Indian succumbed 11-3, 11-9, 11-5.