POSTED DAE : Jan. 28, 2015
India did well on the opening day in the Asian junior team squash championship in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday
India did well to win both its Pool C matches in the boys’s section on the opening day of the Asian junior team squash championship in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. The girls too were not far behind winning the only match scheduled for them in the day against Chinese-Taipei.
“It was a good opening day. The boys beat Sri Lanka and Jordon with solid performances. A victory over Chinese Taipei tomorrow will help India top the pool. The girls too began well but have a tough match against Hong Kong on Thursday,” said national coach Cyrus Poncha, who is accompanying the team.
With Kush Kumar, Velavan Senthilkumar and Sandeep Ramachandran showing good touch, it was an easy affair for India against Jordon. None of the Indians dropped even a game as they registered a fluent 3-0 win.
Earlier, India started off on a confident note in both the sections with 3-0 wins over Sri Lanka in the boys’ section and over Chinese Taipei in the girls’. Except for Velavan Senthilkumar, who conceded a game, all other Indians registered straight-game victories in the opening group league encounter.
Boys: Pool C: India bt Sri Lanka 3-0 (Kush Kumar bt Ravindu Laksiri 13-11, 11-5, 11-6; Velavan Senthilkumar bt Shamil Wakeel 9-11, 11-6, 11-3, 11-3; Sandeep Ramachandran bt Rashendra Rajarathna 11-7, 11-3, 11-4); India beat Jordon 3-0 (Kush Kumar bt Mohammad Alsarraj 11-9, 11-9, 12-10; Velavan Senthilkumar bt Ibrahim Abu Laban 11-5, 13-11, 11-9; Sandeep Ramachandran bt Abedal Kader Jeitan 11-6, 11-6, 11-8)
Girls: Pool B: India bt Chinese-Taipei 3-0 (Harishit Kaur Jwanda bt Lu Yung Chi 11-1, 11-1, 11-1; Akanksha Salunkhe bt Hung An jung 11-1,11-1, 11-3; Adya Advani bt Wu I Chen 11-2, 11-2, 11-1)