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Ritwik has it easy

MANCHESTER july 26. India's Ritwik Bhattacharya beat Gabe Rabess of Dominica 9-1, 9-0, 9-5 in the first round of the Commonwealth Games squash event here today.

Farrukh Zaman of Pakistan trounced Keabetsoe Monnapula of Lesotho 9-0, 9-0, 9-0 in another first round match.

The results:

Men's singles (first round): Nicholas Kyme (Bermuda) bt Damien Tam (Papua New Guinea) 9-3, 9-0, 9-3; Saman Thilakarathna (Sri Lanka) bt James Bullock (Jamaica) 9-7, 2-9, 9-4, 9-4; Alex Gough (Wales) bt Murray Martin (Zimbabwe) 9-0, 9-0, 9-3; Chris Walker (England) bt Wayne Prescod (Jamaica) 9-0, 9-4, 9-2. Shahier Razik, Canada, def. Rajdeep Bains, Kenya, 9-4, 9-1, 9-6. Gavin Jones (Wales, bt Baitsi Motsamai (Lesotho) 9-0, 9-0, 9-0; Ritwik Bhattacharya (India) bt Gabe Rabess (Dominica) 9-1, 9-0, 9-5; Graham Ryding (Canada) bt Ernest Chisenga (Zambia) 9-0, 10-8, 9-2; Farrukh Zaman (Pak) bt Keabetsoe Monnapula (Lesotho) 9-0, 9-0, 9-0; Gareth Webber (Guernsey) bt Masambo Selisho (Zambia) 9-5, 9-5, 4-9, 9-4.

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