Oberoi International School's Araash Mehta showed great character and nerves to overcome a spirited challenge from Rahul Dharra of Jindal School by pulling off a 3-2 in a boys under-15 quarter-final squash match in the inaugural Sports For All competition at the DY Patil Sports Stadium, Nerul yesterday.
Araash comfortably won the first two games before Rahul fought back to win the next two to level the scores and force the decider. In the fifth game, Araash once again came good and managed to win the game to close out the match at 11-9, 11-7, 9-11, 11-13, 11-9.
In another match, Jindal School's Avinash Yadav romped to a comfortable straight games victory against Vedant Ambani of Dhirubhai Ambani International School. Avinash cruised to a 11-3, 11-6, 11-8 victory.