Kush Kumar loses in Las Vegas quarterfinals
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.