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Two Indians in Semis of British Junior Open Squash

Tushar Shahani and Neel Joshi kept India's challenge alive in the ongoing British Junior Open squash at Birmingham, reaching the semifinals in the Under-17 and 15 boys categories respectively. Shahani made it to the last four at the expense of compatriot Saksham Choudhary, currently ranked number one in the Under-17 category in India, 11-6, 11-7, 10-12, 11-5

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Updated:January 6, 2018, 5:48 PM IST
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Two Indians in Semis of British Junior Open Squash
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Chennai: Tushar Shahani and Neel Joshi kept India's challenge alive in the ongoing British Junior Open squash at Birmingham, reaching the semifinals in the Under-17 and 15 boys categories respectively. Shahani made it to the last four at the expense of compatriot Saksham Choudhary, currently ranked number one in the Under-17 category in India, 11-6, 11-7, 10-12, 11-5.

Both players were seeded in the 9-16 bracket. Shahani made the most of an early lead to complete a victory and in the process became the lowest seeded player to reach the semifinal across all categories this year, a Squash Rackets Federation of India release said here on Saturday.

He faces top-seeded Egyptian Omar El Torkey late on Saturday for a place in the final. In the Under-15 section, two Indians were in contention for the last four berths. Joshi, seeded in the 3-4 bracket, beat Ahmed Ismail of Egypt 11-9, 10-12, 11-4, 8-11, 11-9.

The Mumbai lad will face second-seed Malaysian Muhammad Amir Amirul Azhar in the last four. However, the other Indian Arnaav Sareen fell Egyptian Ahmed Aly, the 3/4-seed. Aly won 5-7, 11-7, 11-5, 11-9.

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