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Easy first round for Bhattacharya

July 27, 2004 21:57 IST

Men's top seed Ritwik Bhattacharya outclassed Chandan Jadhav in straight games to enter the second round in the Rs 600,000 Herald Maritime All India Open Squash Championships in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Joining Bhattacharya, who carved out a facile 15-8, 15-1, 15-4 victory, in round two was Junaid Nathani, another Mumbai player, who ousted Kabir Kapoor 15-8, 15-7, 15-3.

In the under-19 boys' section, number one seed Rushab Vora trounced another local player Harish Poddar in straight games to storm into the second round.

Vora whipped Poddar 15-1, 15-5, 15-12. He was joined in round two by Delhi's Naresh Kumar, who had to wage a tough fight to beat Aditya Shastri 15-10, 15-13, 17-14, and fourth seed Ritesh Sharma, who ousted Deepak Singh 15-3, 15-1, 15-3.

Other results:

Under-19 boys' (1st round): Zoran Diwan bt Jihan Advani 15-6, 15-8, 15-10; Naishad Lalwani bt Kuwarpal Singh 15-7, 15-15-10; Siddharth Samantray bt Arun Sharma 15-8, 15-12, 15-8; Cyrus Appoo bt Nilesh Mishra 15-7, 15-6, 15-9; Sarvesh Chavan bt Virendra Pawar 15-0, 15-7, 15-0.

Under-15 boys (1st round): Anuj Chavan bt Ronak Ajmera 15-6, 15-2, 15-5; Paramjit Singh bt Owaise Gore 15-3, 15-1, 15-6; Sahil Bbhulabhai bt Deven Chandy 15-3, 15-4, 15-2; Ravi Dixit bt Rohan Chaturvedi 15-9, 15-6, 15-10; Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Prateek Selarka 15-4, 15-6, 15-5; Akilesh Naik bt Nitin Mishra 15-4, 15-3, 15-6; Naveen Jhangra bt Mohd Javed 15-3, 15-3, 15-6; Aditya Jagtap bt Nitesh Rikame 15-3, 15-0, 15-0; Chetan Rathod bt Kunal Khaladkar 15-5, 14-15, 15-6, 15-12; Abhishek Pradhan bt Ankit Dahiya 15-10, 15-5, 15-7.

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