Unseeded Jannia, Akansha enter semis of squash tournament
(Eds: Repeating after correcting the spelling of Jannia Singh)
Mumbai, Aug 20 (PTI) Unseeded Jannia Singh (rpt Jannia Singh) and Akansha Salunkhe reached the semi-finals of the U-19 and womens categories, respectively, in the Otters Club Open Squash Tournament here today.
Jannia Singh (rpt) shocked second seed Abhilasha Bhasin, dropping just seven points on her way to a 11-3, 11-0, 11-4 quarter- final victory.
In another match, third seed Tanaya Parakh defeated Sparshi Mattas in five games to reach the semis.
In the women's category, unseeded Akanksha stunned third seed Anna Avasthi comfortably to make the last four.
Top seed Urvashi Joshi and second seed Sachika Balwani also entered the semis with little trouble.
Results: Girls U-19 (Quarterfinals): Tanaya M Parakh  bt Sparshi Mattas [5/8] 6-11 9-11 11-8 11-6 11-4; Amira Singh [5/8] bt Bhavna Goyal  11-6 11-4 11-7; Jannia Singh bt Abhilasha Bhasin  11-3 11-0 11-4.
Women (Quarterfinals): Urwashi Joshi  bt Jaya Pandey 11-3 11-2 11-6 ; Mayuri Namasivayam [5/8] bt Prapti Salunkhe  11-8 11-0 11-2; Akanksha Salunkhe bt Anna Avasthi  11-4 11-1 11-3; Sachika Balvani  bt Akanksha Yadav11-0 11-3 11-2