Indian teams reach Asian squash semis
Taipei, May 13: Getting over their below-par performance in the pre-quarterfils, India's men's and women's teams bounced back in style to reach the semi-fils in the Asian Squash Championships here on Friday.
While the men's team overcame its loss to hosts Japan with a comprehensive 2-0 win over the higher seeded Malaysia in the quarter-fil, the eves thrashed Sri Lanka 3-0 to finish second in the group.
The men's team comprising Kush Kumar and Harinder Pal Sandhu lifted their games outstandingly as they gear up for the semi-fil against Pakistan while the women's side of Dipika Pallikal, Josh Chippa and Sachika Ingale will face top seeds Hong Kong in the last four stage.
In the quarter-fils, Kush demolished Mohammad Kamal 11-4, 11-7, 11-4 in straight games while Harinder too put up an assuring show against Ivan Yuen to win 11-9, 11-6, 13-11. The women had a rather easy outing with Josh beating Mihiliya Methsarani 11-3, 11-3, 11-7 and Dipika getting the better of Fathima ushaard Issadeen 11-2,11-2,11-7, while Sachika made it 3-0 by beating Hettiachi Kasuni Malkini Guwardene 11-7 11-6, 11-5. IANS