Five Indians moved into the third round on the second day of the world junior individual squash championship in Doha on Sunday.
Aparajitha Balamurukan twice clawed back from arrears to beat her Colombian rival Laura Viviana Tovar Perez. Joining Aparajitha was Anaka Alankamony who made short work of Oxanne Ah Hu.
In another match, 14-year-old Harshit Kaur went down to higher-ranked Melissa Alves.
Mahesh Mangaonkar, Abhishek Pradhan and Vrishab Kotian all advanced into the men’s third round with easy wins.
The results (Indians unless specified): Men: Second round: Vrishab Kotian bt Faisal Hassan (Zim) 11-7, 11-6, 14-12; Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Zac Leman (Can) 11-5, 11-4, 11-9; Abhishek Pradhan bt Manuel Wanner (Sui) 11-7, 11-5, 11-5; Deepak Mishra lost to Richie Fallows 2-11, 9-11, 10-12; Vivek Dinodia lost to Ryosei Kobayashi (Jap) 3-11, 1-11, 11-5, 7-11.
Women: Second round: Aparajitha Balamurukan bt Laura Viviana Tovar Perez (Col) 14-12, 9-11, 6-11, 11-4, 11-9; Anaka Alankamony bt Oxanne Ah Hu (Fra) 11-3, 11-2, 11-1; Lakshya Ragavendran lost to Julia Le Coq (Fra) 6-11, 1-11, 11-8, 11-13; Harshit Kaur Jawanda lost to Melissa Alves (Fra) 11-5, 9-11, 6-11, 9-11.
First round: Harshit Kaur bt Megan Page (PSA) 6-11, 11-3, 11-3, 5-11, 12-10; Sachika lost to Marie Stephan (Fra) 11-8, 10-12, 8-11, 5-11.
Keywords: world junior squash championship