Rewarding day for Chotranis in Otters Open Squash Tourney

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Mumbai, Jun 8 (UNI) Former national champion Manish Chotrani and his son Veer fashioned contrasting wins for a dream start in the Otters Open Squash Tournament that got underway at the Otters Club, Bandra here today.

As the juniors took centre stage on the opening day, Veer overcame fancied Aryan Parekh 9-6, 4-9, 9-7, 9-7 in an exciting boys' under-9 second round.

Veer endured a strong challenge from Parekh as he struggled to clinch a close opening game. Parekh seized an early lead in the second and snatched the game to draw level and set the stage for an absorbing battle. But Veer relied on crucial winners and came through tight third and fourth games to seal the match.

In contrast, his father Manish crushed unseeded Naresh Banodha 9-0, 9-2, 9-0 to make it a rewarding day for the Chotranis.

In another close junior tie, Rayna Kishanchandani encountered a late challenge before beating Adrehl Nainan 9-3, 9-7, 9-7.

In the Men's Open, another former National champion Akhil Behl scored a facile first round win, as other fancied players Vikram Malhotra and Supreet Singh joined him in the second round.

Results: Men's Open (1st Rd): Akhilesh Nayak bt Ajay Pawar 9-2, 9-0, 9-0; Amjad Khan bt Rohit More 9-0, 9-0, 9-4; Ravi Pandey bt Adesh Gamre 9-2, 9-0, 9-2; Waqar Pathan bt Umesh Pawar 3-9, 9-4, 9-0, 9-7; Cyril Kuhn bt Javed Mohd 9-1, 10-8, 9-3; Akash Teckchandani bt Rohit Hate 9-1, 9-4, 9-0; Siddharth Samantry bt Ajit Singh 9-1, 9-0, 9-3; Parth Sharma bt Nihal Gursahani 9-0, 9-1, 9-1; Raj Arora bt Tarun Verma 9-1, 9-3, 9-6; Sachin Jadhav bt Imroz Pathan 10-8, 9-0, 9-1, 9-1; Sanjay Pawar bt Manoj Solanki 9-1, 9-5, 9-2; Akhil Behl bt Burhanuddin Shakir 9-0, 9-0, 9-1; Manish Chotrani bt Naresh Banodha 9-0, 9-2, 9-0; Vikram Malhotra bt Karan Mirchandani 9-0, 9-6, 9-3; Supreet Singh bt Himmat Bhati 9-3, 9-2, 9-1.

Boys U- 11 (1st Rd) Aryaman Adik bt Paarth Chanchlani 9-0, 9-0, 9-0; Sanket Saini bt D Patwa 9-1, 9-0, 9-0; Yash Bhargava bt Chaitanya Mehra 9-1, 9-2, 9-1; Siddhant Iyer bt Ashad Hajela 9-0, 9-0, 9-0; Mohneesh Hinduj bt Sahil Mehra 9-6, 9-2, 9-5; Ranjeet Singh bt Nirmit Deshpande 9-0, 9-1, 9-1; Vedant Baheti bt Suryav Teja 9-1, 9-0, 9-0; Rahul Matthew bt Akash Jain 9-0, 9-1, 9-1; Arav Punjabi bt Hitesh Sharma 9-0, 9-5, 9-2; Kabir Rajani bt Manav Chandani 9-2, 9-3, 9-0; Shwetnak Khandelwal bt Aman Agarwal 9-7, 9-4, 9-3; Parnay Jain bt Ishaan Jafar 9-6, 4-9, 9-5, 9-2; Yash Babani bt Yash Randive 9-5, 9-3, 9-3; Rayna Kishanchandani bt Ardehl Nainan 9-3, 9-7, 9-7.

Mixed U- 9 (1st Rd) Shrishti Nagar bt Druv Vazaran; 9-0, 9-0, 9-2; Veer Chotrani bt Mahir Javeri 9-0, 9-6, 9-0; Aryan Parekh bt Krish Khurana 9-0, 9-0, 9-0; Jay Gala bt Dhruvin Patwa 9-5, 9-1, 4-9, 9-2; Zahan Motiwala bt Abhinav Tyagrajan 9-4, 9-3, 6-9, 9-3; Ahaan Nalavade bt Rehan Chhabria 9-3, 9-5, 9-2; Nikita Joshi bt Krish Nasta 9-1, 9-0, 9-1; Yash Shah bt Jai Lkkhraj 9-0, 9-4, 9-3; Dev Vazirani bt Amaan Nathani 9-2, 9-0, 9-0; Siddhant Iyer bt Darsh Gandhi 9-0, 9-0, 9-0.

(2nd Rd): Dev Vazirani bt Diya Joukani 9-0, 90, 9-0; Veer Chotrani bt Aryan Parekh 9-6, 4-9, 9-7, 9-7; Siddhant Iyer bt Yash Shah 9-1, 9-0, 9-0.

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