Victoria City, February 3: India registered a comprehensive victory against its arch rival Pakistan to top the pool A in Asian Junior Team Squash Championship in Hong Kong on Thursday. Notably, India defeated Pakistan by 3-0.
Top-seeded Abhay Singh defeated Abbas 11-8, 11-4, 12-10, Velavan Senthilkumar beat Mehran 10-12, 11-7, 11-7, 13-11, and Ranjit Singh thrashed Mansoor 11-2, 8-11, 11-5, 11-9. Indian team played a very aggressive game and showed some shots which were top of the class. Though Pakistan team were looking in a good form but failed to perform well enough against India.
Notably, the energetic Indian had his comparatively junior opponent but Asian junior U-17 champion Abbas Zeb running all along the court. With exceedingly good volleying, Abhay took control after shrugging off the initial resistance from Zeb. The Indian finished off the match in straight games and Velavan took over against Mehran Javed. It was the left for Ranjit Singh to make it a 3-0 verdict with his hard earned win over Manzoor Zaman.
Earlier India on Wednesday defeated Iran in all the sets by 3-0 and entered into semi-finals. Whereas, Pakistan have only one chance to enter into semi-finals by defeating Iran in next game. Meanwhile, Indian girls team were defeated by Hong Kong in straight sets by 3-0.
Boys: Pool A: India bt Iran 3-0 (Abhay Singh bt Mojtaba Kafili 11-9, 11-5, 11-2; Velavan Senthilkumar bt Alireza Shameli 11-8, 11-8, 4-11, 11-1; Aryaman Adik bt Mohammadreza 7-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-1); bt Pakistan 3-0 (Abhay Singh bt Abbaz Zeb 11-8, 11-4, 12-10; Velavan Senthilkumar bt Mehran Javed 10-12, 11-7, 11-7, 13-11; Ranjit Singh bt Mansoor Zaman 11-2, 8-11, 11-5, 11-9)
Girls: Pool B: Hong Kong bt India 3-0( Cheng Nga Ching bt Vedika Arun 11-4, 11-5, 11-3; Lui Hiu Lam bt Nikita Joshi 11-3, 11-4, 11-4; Chan Sin Yuk bt Sanya Vats 11-6, 11-9, 11-7); Japan bt India 3-0 (Mami Sakai bt Aishwarya Bhattacharya 11-7, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6; Satomo Watanabe bt Nikita Joshi 11-3, 11-0, 11-1; Momoka Nakahira bt Sanya Vats 8-11, 14-12, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6).