Ohio: India's squash stars Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal made a winning start in the USD 50,000 Cleveland Squash Classic, a PSA World tour event.
Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa. Pic/AFP
Both of them got past their respective first round opponents yesterday night to reach the quarters in the draw of 16.
Sixth seeded Joshna survived a scare before beating the English qualifier Georgina Stoker 3-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-9 while Dipika, who is unseeded set aside the seventh seeded Low Wee Wern of Malaysia, in four games 11-2, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9.
The highest-ranked Indian at 15, Joshna, faces top seeded Camille Serme of France while Dipika takes on former world junior champion Amanda Sobhy of US in the quarterfinals.