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PTI Mumbai
Updated: 19-12-2018 22:37 IST

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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