Mehta beats White to enter Round IV
Aditya Mehta continued his winning spree as he entered the fourth round of the Wuxi Classic Qualifiers at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield yesterday. Aditya defeated legendary Jimmy White of England 5-1 in a third round clash
Mehta started off with a break of 47 to win the first frame. With a lead of 50 points in the second frame, Jimmy got back and put Mehta under pressure, but Mehta came out of that to snatch the frame and go up 2-0.
Even though White broke off leaving a long red in the third frame, Mehta tactfully potted it and made it 3-0.
After losing the fourth frame, Mehta fought back after the interval starting strongly with breaks of 30 and 67 to go up 4-1. In the sixth frame, Mehta showed enough maturity to seal the fate on the green.
“I am thrilled about the win today as Jimmy was a tough opponent. I need one more to qualify for the final stages in China,” an ecstatic Mehta said.
Mehta will take on Jamie Cope in the fourth round today.