Easy for Pandole, Chotrani

Published: 12 November, 2013 00:47 IST | A Correspondent |

Maharashtra's boys' under-13 top seed Veer Chotrani and under-17 second seed Yohan Pandole opened their campaigns with fluent wins, in the 70th CCI-Western India Open squash tournament that got under way at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) yesterday.

National champion Chotrani eased past Pranav Srinivas in straight sets to set up a quarter-final with state mate Yohann Poncha, while Pandole warmed up with a similar win over Anubhav Swara of Delhi to set up a pre-quarter-final with another Delhi lad Junaid Muzaffar.

Yohan Pandole
Yohan Pandole

The other significant winners who advanced to the boys under-17 round of 16 were Vedant Baheti of MP and Pranav Bassi of Delhi who are seeded between five and eight.

β€œIt was quite an easy first match for me, but I will have to prepare for a tougher challenge in the quarter-finals,” said Asian Junior silver medallist Chotrani. β€œI cannot be complacent in the future rounds because all the opponents will be formidable.”

Joining Chotrani in the last eight were Maharashtra lads Zahaan Motiwala and Vivaan Jaikishan. 

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