Indian pair in squash semifinals at CYG
Apia (Samoa): The Indian pair of Velavan Senthil Kumar and Harshit Jawanda today reached the mixed doubles semifinals of the squash competition at the ongoing Commonwealth Youth Games here.
Placed in Pool C, the two Indians had it easy beating Stephen Hearst and Ellie Mc Veigh of Northern Ireland 11-0, 11-2 in the first round in the pool league. The next one was against the Pakistani seeded three pair of Sadia Gul and Israr Ahmed and even though it was close, the Indians showing better coordination helped the carved out an upset win 11-9, 11-8 to top the pool.
In the cross over match with Pool A second placed Guyana, effectively the quarterfinal, the Indian pair again showed a definite control of the sides to taste success beating Benjamin Mekdel and Taylor Fernandes 11-4, 11-5. In the semi-final on Thursday, the confident looking and Indian pair plays Scotland.