Sandhu to take on Ghosal in men’s fi­nal

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - SPORT - Press Trust of In­dia ■ sports­desk@hin­dus­tan­

Third seed Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu up­set sec­ond seed and In­dia num­ber two Ma­hesh Man­gaonkar to set up a mouth-wa­ter­ing men’s ti­tle clash with top seed Sau­rav Ghosal in the 62nd Se­nior Na­tional Squash Cham­pi­onship here on Fri­day.

After Ghosal halted Ravi Dixit with a 11-7, 11-7, 12-14, 11-8 win in a tight semi-fi­nal, Sandhu dom­i­nated the sec­ond semi­fi­nal with a 11-4, 11-4, 11-7 win in a 40-minute contest that had its fair share of ex­cit­ing mo­ments.

Mean­while, Joshana Chi­nappa halted ju­nior na­tional un­der-17 run­ner-up Aakanksha Salunkhe of Goa with a 3-0 win to move a step closer to clinch­ing her 13th Na­tional Women’s crown.

Sec­ond seed Sachika In­gale of Ut­tar Pradesh beat third seed Ur­washi Joshi of Ma­ha­rash­tra 3-1 in the other semi-fi­nal.

Parthiban Iyyap­pan of Tamil Nadu will be eye­ing his sixth pro­fes­sional ti­tle in a row when he takes on sec­ond seed Paramjit Singh of Delhi in the cham­pi­onship round.


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