Rahul Baitha of Maharashtra
trounced Andhra Pradesh's Ch Arun Kumar 11-3, 11-4, 11-3 to
qualify for the men's main draw of the 75th CCI Western India
Open squash championship on Wednesday.
In another final qualification match, which was an
all-Maharashtra affair, Rushabh Vora managed to beat back a
spirited fight from Ness Billimoria before pulling through
11-5, 12-10, 11-9 to also make the tournament proper.
Meanwhile, services player Vaibhav Chauhan scored a
comfortable 11-7, 11-4, 11-8 win against Delhi's Shaurya Verma
in a boys under-19 first round encounter in the 10th Indian
Junior Open, which is being conducted concurrently.
In another match in the boys' section, top seed Tushar
Shahani overcame Rithik J of Delhi 11-5, 11-5, 11-6 to also
progress to the second round.
Boys Under-19 (Round 1): 1-Tushar Shahani (MH) beat
Rithik J. (DL) 11-5, 11-5, 11-6; Karata Dasmahapatra (DL) beat
Tarun Gusain (SE) 11-2, 11-4, 11-2; Vaibhav Chauhan (SE) beat
Shaurya Verma (DL) 11-7, 11-4, 11-8; Yash Fadte (GA) beat
Tilak Agarwal (MH) 11-1, 11-1, 11-1; Arjun Singh (MH) beat
Abhinav Thyagarajan (MH) 11-8, 11-4, 11-6.
Men qualification (Round 4): Rahul Baitha (MH) beat Ch
Arun Kumar (AP) 11-3, 11-4, 11-3; Rushabh Vora (MH) beat Ness
Billimoria (MH) 11-5, 12-10, 11-9.
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