Hindustan Times (Lucknow)
Sandhu to take on Ghosal in men’s final
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.