Saurav Ghosal advances to squash semi-finals, defeats Joshna Chanpa in quarters

India’s leading squash player Saurav Ghosal made it to the men’s singles semi-finals, but it was curtain call for Joshna Chinappa as she lost to Canada’s Holly Naughton in the women’s singles quarter-finals at the Commonwealth Games here on Monday. had to face it.

Ghosal, the world No. 15, recovered from a second-set loss to beat Scotland’s Greg Lubin 11-5 8-11 11-7 11-3 to face New Zealand’s Paul Cole in the last four.

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Chinappa, an 18-time national champion, however, was not at her best, losing to the 27-year-old Houghton 9-11 5-11 13-15.

Chanpa started on a positive note, taking a 6-3 lead but let the advantage slip as Naughton leveled at 6-6 and moved to 9-9 before taking the opening set with the required two points. .

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Naughton kept the momentum going in the second to make it 2-0. Chinpa put up a good fight in the third, pulling together at 13-13 when his opponent once again moved forward to seal the contest.

Earlier, India’s Sanaina Sana Kurvela defeated Sri Lanka’s Chanitma Senali in the women’s singles plate quarter-finals.

The 23-year-old Sanaina from Kochi proved too strong for her opponent, winning 11-3 11-2 11-2 in just 12 minutes.

Sunina will compete in the women’s singles plate semi-finals later tonight.

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