Asian Games squash: Indian men and women in singles quartersBy IANS
Thursday, November 18, 2010
GUANGZHOU - Indian men and women moved into the quarterfinals of the squash singles at the Asian Games here Thursday.
World No. 25 Saurav Ghoshal, India’s highest ranked player, scored a comfortable 11-4, 11-4, 11-5 win over Ammar Altemimi of Kuwait and next plays compatriot Siddharth Suchde for a place in the last eight Friday. Suchde beat Dick Lau of Hong Kong 9-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-4.
In the women’s singles, Dipika Pallikal, ranked 36, defeated Jinyue Gu of China 11-4, 12-10, 11-1 in the opening round. Dipika has a tougher task in hand as she takes on Malaysian World No. 1 Nicol David in the next match Friday.
Thirty-seventh-ranked Joshna Chinappa, too, won in straight sets. She beat Jemyca Aribado of Phillipines 11-6, 11-7, 11-4 and now faces World o.16 Low Wee Wern of Malaysia.