Squash: India's Saurav Ghosal storms into semi-finals
It was a day of mixed fortunes for India in squash as Saurav Ghosal reached the semi-final of $100,000 Channel VAS Championship but Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal exited in the first round of the Carol Weymuller Open in New York on Saturday.
After two rounds of tough qualifying phase, Ghosal showed his mettle by dislodging the third seed Marwan Elshorbagy of Egypt in the first round 11-7, 11-7, 11-2 to reach the milestone of 200 match wins in the PSA circuit. In the next round, Ghosal came back from being 1-2 down at one stage to convert the 68-minute contest in his favour with 11-9, 5-11, 8-11,11-3, 11-8 against eighth seeded Mohamed Abouelghar to get ready for another Egyptian, this time the top seed Mohamed Elshorbagy. However, in the US, Joshna and Dipika succumbed to their Egyptian opponents Raneem El Welily and Salma Hany respectively.