Mumbai, Oct 31 (UNI) National champion Aditya Jagtap went down fighting in the final of Belgian Junior Squash at Herentals.
According to information received here today, in the finals of Boys U-17, top seed Rudi Rohmueller (Germany) won first two games 9-3, 9-2 and was on match ball 8-6 in 3rd game, Aditya, however, fought back and won next 2 games 10-8, 10-9 after saving 7 match balls.
In the decider, Aditya was leading 6-3 but could not hold on to it and after 80 mins. of hard battle he lost 9-6.
Due to this performance Aditya will be ranked no 3 as per European Federation Ranking.
Earlier, in the semis Aditya beat Kasper Grauballe (Denmark) 9-7,10-9, 9-1 and in quarters he beat Lukas Serme of France 9-0, 4-9,3-9, 9-0, 9-4.