POSTED DAE : Feb. 28, 2015
Indians Saurav Ghosal, Dipika pallikal and Joshna Chinappa have been in action in the Windy City Open squash, Chicago.
Windy City Open squash
India’s Saurav Ghosal fought his way to grab a win from the jaws of defeat over Max Lee of Hong Kong in a first round match of the Windy City Open 2015, a $150,000 world series squash event being held in Chicago.
The 76-minute match went to the wire with Ghosal winning 13-11 in the deciding fifth game to progress to the pre-quarterfinal, where he is to face the top seed Mohammed Elshorbagy of Egypt.
In the women’s section however disaster struck the Indians, Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa, thanks to two Egyptians. Fresh from her title-round experience in the Granite Open in Toronto last week, the 12th seed, Dipika went down to the qualifier Heba el Torky while Joshna was ousted by the eighth seeded Nour El Tayeb, both in the first round.
The scores: Ist round: men: Saurav Ghosal bt Max Lee (Hkg) 11-5, 4-11, 11-8, 11-13, 13-11; women: Dipika Pallikal lost to Heba El Torky (Egypt) 9-11, 9-11, 11-5, 6-11; Joshna Chinappa lost to Nour El Tayeb (Egypt) 8-11, 3-11, 10-12.