Commonwealth Games 2022, Squash: Joshna Chinappa, Saurav Ghosal reach singles quarterfinals

In women’s singles, veteran Joshna Chinappa defeated a tough challenge from New Zealand’s 21-year-old Caitlin Watts to win a round of 16 match 3-1 (11-8, 9-11, 11-4, 11-). 6) To proceed to the next step.

The 35-year-old Indian was dismissed in the very first game after Kaitlyn’s quick start. However, in women’s doubles, reigning world champion Joshna took a 1-0 lead by first leveling her young rival at 8-8 and then winning the next three points.

In the second game, world No. 95 Caitlin upset the world No. 17 Indian squash player. Joshna was leading initially but struggled to match Watts’ pace. With her back against the wall, Joshna made a comeback with a better placement and won the next two games 11-4 and 11-6.

Chinappa will take on Canada’s world number 20 Holly Naughton in the quarter-finals in search of her first singles gold at the Commonwealth Games.

Meanwhile, world number 15 Sourav Ghosal proved too strong for Canada’s David Belgerian in men’s singles.

India’s top squash player Ghosal defeated world number 62 David Balergon 3-0 (11-6, 11-2, 11-6). In the quarter-finals, he will face No. 34 Greg Loban of Scotland.

The men’s singles and women’s singles quarterfinal squash events at the Commonwealth Games 2022 will be held on Monday.

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