New Delhi: Saurav Ghosal’s title defence got off to a flying start with the top seed blanking Divyanshu Sharma in straight sets in the first round of the senior National squash championship here on Wednesday.

Ghosal hardly strained his sinews as he chalked out a comprehensive 11-3, 11-0, 11-6 win over his opponent from Uttar Pradesh.

Easy for Gaurav

Among others, local favourite Gaurav Nandrajog blew away Ishaan Ahmed (UP) 11-0, 11-1, 11-2, Sandeep Jangra of SSB swept aside Anuj Seigal of Delhi 11-8, 11-2, 11-2 while Harinder Pal Singh prevailed over Vickey Gagat 11-3, 11-5, 11-6.

Important results:

Saurav Ghosal bt Divyanshu Sharma 11-3, 11-0, 11-6; Arjun Agnihotri bt Kumar Gaurav 11-2, 11-4, 11-3; Gunraj Singh bt Pramod Kumar 11-6, 11-6, 7-11, 11-5; Ravi Dixit bt Waqar Pathan 11-5, 11-4, 11-6.

Gaurav Nandrajog bt Ishaan Ahmed 11-0, 11-1, 11-2; Suhail Kapoor bt Gursimar Singh 11-6, 11-5, 11-4; Naveen Jangra bt Alankrit Senger 11-5, 11-1, 11-5; Sandeep Jangra bt Anuj Seigal 11-8, 11-2, 11-2.

Harinder Pal Singh bt Vickey Gagat 11-3, 11-5, 11-6; Karm Kumar bt Ashaya Jain 11-6, 11-8, 11-6; Abhishek Pradhan bt Harshit Jain 11-1, 8-11, 11-0, 11-2. — PTI

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