Dipika Pallikal enters JSW Challenger finals

Oct 19, 2014, 03:14 IST | PTI

Pallikal beats Cheyna Tucker 11-3, 11-6, 11-3 in the semis

Ace squash player Dipika Pallikal eased her way into the finals of the Mumbai-leg of the JSW Challenger Squash Circuit by defeating South Africa's Cheyna Tucker in straight games at the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) courts on Saturday.

Dipika Pallikal
Dipika Pallikal 

The Asian Games bronze medallist won her semi-final match 11-3, 11-6, 11-3 in a contest that lasted for 36 minutes.

In another match, Egypt's Nouran El Torky confirmed her finals berth, beating France's Laura Pomportes 11-8, 13-11, 8-11, 11-9.

Harinder Pal
Harinder Pal 

In the men's draw, Egypt's Shehab Essam Hosny sealed a place in the finals of the circuit routing Kuwait's Ammar Altamimi 11-6,7-11,11-3,11-3 in 50 minutes.

Harinder wins
Meanwhile, Asian Games team event gold medallist Harinder Pal Sandhu recovered from a game down to beat Egypt's Karim El Hammamy 9-11,11-8,11-7, 12-10 to book a place in the finals.

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