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India storms into last eight

India stormed into the quarterfinals of the team event at the World junior squash championship being held at Quito in Ecuador with a 3-0 victory over the Netherlands.

It was Mahesh Mangaonkar, playing for the resting Ramit Tandon, who gave the team the perfect start with a convincing straight-game victory over Tomas de Paauw.

An inspired Aditya Jagtap then worked hard to topple the No. 1 Dutch player Rick Penders, the match going the distance. But more importantly Aditya brought the winning margin for India to ensure a last eight berth.

The results: Pre-quarterfinals: India bt Netherlands 3-0 ( Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Tomas de Paauw 11-3, 11-4, 11-7; Aditya Jagtap bt Rick Penders 11-7, 10-12, 8-11, 12-10, 11-6; Ravi Dixit bt Tim van der Pluijm 11-3, 11-3) .

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