Kunal Diwan

CHENNAI: Indian women made a bright start to their campaign in the Asian squash team championship, blanking Sri Lanka and China 3-0 on Wednesday. The host contingent did not drop a single game in six matches played across two ties.

In men's event, top-seeded and defending champion Malaysia swept aside Iran without losing a single game and without the services of its star performer and individual champion Mohd. Azlan.

The Indian men's team also began on the right foot with a 3-0 dismissal of Japan.

The results:

Team championship: Men: Sri Lanka bt Iran 2-1 (Navin Samarasinghe bt Mohammad Sadeghpour 3-11, 11-5, 10-12, 11-4, 11-8; Gihan Suwaris bt Seyed A. Sanaei 6-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8; Binura Jayasuriya lost to Mohammad H. Nadoushan 6-11, 8-11, 9-11); Korea bt Singapore 3-0 (Lee Sea Hyun bt Nigel Koh 9-11, 14-12, 11-5, 11-4; Lee Nyeon Ho bt Samuel Kang 12-10, 11-9, 11-9; Lee Seung Jun bt Vivian Rhamanan 9-11, 7-11, 13-11, 13-11, 11-7); Japan bt China 3-0 (Shinosuke Tsukue bt Meng Xiaomin W/O; Bumpei Kawano bt Wang Junjie 11-5, 11-7, 11-1; Takanori Shimizu bt Shen Jiaqi 11-7, 11-3, 11-8); Kuwait bt Iraq 3-0 (Abdulla Almezayen bt Rasool Abdullah 11-5, 11-9, 11-5; Bader E. Alhosaini bt Ali Shuhaib 11-2, 11-1, 11-3; Ammar A. Altemimi bt Hussein Abdullah 11-3, 11-4, 11-2); Hong Kong China bt Chinese Taipei 3-0 (Dick Lau bt Yang Wen-Chang 11-1, 11-4, 11-6; Anson Kwong bt Huang Chun-Nan 11-4, 11-2, 11-5; Leo Au bt Chen Ching-Han 11-3, 11-3, 11-5); Malaysia bt Iran 3-0 (Ong Beng Hee bt Mohammad Sadeghpour 11-5, 11-7, 8-11, 11-6; Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan bt Seyed Sanaee 11-1, 11-3, 11-5; Ivan Yuen bt Mohammad H. Nadoushan 11-7, 11-7, 13-11); Pakistan bt Korea 3-0 (Farhan Mehboob bt Lee Sea Hyun 11-3, 11-6, 11-3; Yasir Ali Butt bt Lee Nyeon Ho 11-2, 11-8, 11-8; Waqar Mehboob bt Lee Seung Jun 11-5, 11-4, 11-2).

India bt Japan 3-0 (Saurav Ghosal bt Shinosuke Tsukue 11-9, 11-9, 11-6; Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu bt Bumpei Kawano 11-6, 11-5, 11-6; Ritwik Bhattacharya bt Takanori Shimizu 11-9, 12-14, 11-6, 11-7); Iraq bt Chinese Taipei 3-0 (Rasool Abdullah bt Yang Wen-Chang 6-4 retired; Ali Shuhaib bt Huang Chun-Nan 11-9, 11-6, 3-11, 11-5; Hussein Abdullah bt Chen Ching-Han 11-7, 11-8, 11-8).

Kuwait bt Hong Kong China 2-1 (Abdulla Almezayen bt Max Lee 11-3, 4-11, 11-3, 11-8; Bader E. Alhosaini bt Dick Lau 11-8, 8-11, 11-2, 11-10; Salem F. Mohammad lost to Anson Kwong 11-7, 11-8, 8-11, 8-11, 3-11).

Women: Korea bt Japan 2-1 (Song Sun Mi lost to Misaki Kobayashi 6-11, 5-11, 12-14; Park Eun Ok bt Chinatsu Matsui 11-6, 11-8, 11-3; Kim Ga Hye bt Kozue Onizawa 11-6, 12-10, 11-8).

Hong Kong China bt China 3-0 (Annie Au bt Jiang Li 11-3, 11-8, 11-4; Joey Chan bt Xiu Chen 11-4, 11-9, 11-4; Elise Ng bt Gu Jinyue 11-7, 11-9, 11-9).

India bt Sri lanka 3-0 (Joshna Chinappa bt Sharya Guruge 11-2, 11-7, 11-3; Anaka Alankamony bt Damindi Udangawa 11-5, 11-1, 11-5; Surbhi Misra bt Dulakshi Elikewela 11-2, 11-4, 11-4).

Malaysia bt Korea 3-0 (Delia Arnold bt Song Sun Mi (11-0, 12-10, 11-4; Low Wee Wern bt Park Eun Ok 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-5; Sharon Wee bt Kim Ga Hye 11-8, 11-5, 11-6).

Hong Kong China bt Sri lanka 3-0 (Annie Au bt Sharya Guruge 11-4, 11-3, 11-5; Joey Chan bt Damindi Udangawa 11-6, 11-3, 11-3; Elise Ng bt Dulakshi Elikewela 11-1, 11-3, 11-2).

India bt China 3-0 (Joshna Chinappa bt Jiang Li 11-5, 11-5, 11-3; Dipika Pallikal bt Xiu Chen 11-4, 11-8, 11-2; Anaka Alankamony bt Gu Jinyue 11-4, 11-5, 11-9).

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