World junior men's squash championship: Super show by India

Chennai: Host India, title favourite Egypt and England made it to the pre-quarterfinal in the WSF-World junior men's team squash championship.

All three teams won two matches each in their respective groups. While Egypt and England had it easy, India huffed and puffed to a 2-1 win over Switzerland in their second match with Yash Fadte beating Yannick Wilhelmi to secure the win.

Earlier in the morning, India started off well by beating lowly Saudi Arabia 3-0.

The host rested their top player Yash Fadte for this match. Rahul Baitha, Utkarsh Baheti and Veer Chotrani posted easy wins for the home side to ensure a comprehensive 3-0 win.

Results: Group A: Egypt bt Singapore 3-0; Egypt bt Australia 3-0. Group B: Canada bt Scotland 3-0. Group C: England bt South Africa 2-1; England bt Ireland 3-0.

Group D: Malaysia bt Germany 3-0. Group E: India bt Saudi Arabia 3-0 (Rahul Baitha bt Abdulelah Boureggah 11-1, 11-4, 11-2;, Utkarsh Baheti bt Abdulmajeed Boureggah 11-2, 11-7, 11-5; Veer Chotrani bt Mohammad Almwled 12-10, 11-4, 11-8).

India bt Switzerland 2-1 (Utkarsh Baheti bt Campbell Wells 11-6, 6-11, 13-11, 11-9; Veer Chotrani lost to Nils Roesch 11-9, 5-11, 3-11, 7-11; Yash Fadte bt Yannick Wilhelmi 11-8, 7-11, 5-11, 11-4, 11-9). Group F: Czech Republic bt Zimbawe 3-0; Group G: Colombia lost to New Zealand 1-2. Group H: USA bt Finland 3-0.


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