INDIA’S TANVI PROGRESSES INTO THE QUARTER FINAL OF SINGAPORE OPEN
Defeated fourth seed Colette Sultana of Malta 11-1, 11-9, 11-6
RAHUL SINGH (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Singapore: Tanvi Khanna of India continued fine form of run in the second game too of Singapore Squash Open, a PSA Challenger Event for women on Wednesday. Tanvi maintained her giant-killing run for the second match in a row by defeating fourth seed Colette Sultana of Malta 11-1, 11-9, 11-6.
The 22 year old from New Delhi, who played the fourth string for India at the Women’s World Team Championship this year, started the game on the highest level possible. Tanvi was in full winning mood as she only gave a single point in the opening game and dominated the proceedings. The second game was a little bit more competing as Sultana tried to win a game back but once again Tanvi stood out firm and won the second game 11-9. Third game was also no different as Tanvi defeated the Malta player in straight games. Such was the Indian’s level of dominance over her opponent that the match lasted in just 19 minutes.
After Tanvi’s win another Indian player made her way into the quarter finals. Sunanya Kuruvilla, the sixth seed played against her teammate Aparajitha Balamurukan and won the match in straight games by 11-6, 12-10, 11-6. Another Indian Sachika Balvni faced the second seed Lee Ka Yi of Hong Kong but this time the Indian player couldn’t make it count and lost the pre quarterfinal match.