Day two of Asian junior squash championship produced interesting tussels for seeded players.

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A day when contests grew in sharpness

Chennai: On a day when contests gained sharpness two second seeded players in the U-17 section went through harrowing times, one lost and the other scaped through as the 25th Asian junior individual squash championship reached the semi-final stage at the ISA courts here on Thursday.

Ananya Dabke may look frail in looks but this sprightly U-17 girl showed her grit in no small measure in unsettling the second seed Jessica Keng Jia Hui of Malaysia. In the beginning it seemed an easy day in office for this strong Malaysian girl but the match opened up from the second game as fortunes suddenly began to swing. The Indian finally lost in five games but not until the last point was settled was a victory assured for Jessica. However for second seed Yash Fadte in the U-17 boys it was disbelief that stuck him most times. Known for being very miserly in conceding points, Fadte was a contradiction today with points going awaythrough unforced errors. The Malaysian, Muhammad Amir Amirul BinAzhar the 5/8 seed played steady with lot of confidence to make the most of Fadte's struggle to win in straight games, the third game from a game-ball down situation.

Late in the evening, Tushar Shahani lit up the faces of the home crowd with a well earned win over higher seeded Ho Ka Hei of Hong Kong in five games in the U-19 boys quarterfinals. Tushar showed his touch early and that was the key against the nimble footed opponent who often excelled near the tin. Varying his returns, the Indian slowly but surely kept forging ahead despite the grim fight that the HongKong lad produced.In the end Tushar had the luxury of having five match points, dropped four before ensuring the win. As if inspired from this was Rutvik Rau who gave a scare to the top seed Siow Yee Xian of Malaysia thereafter.

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The results: quarterfinals:

Boys

U-19: Abbas Zeb (3/4), PAK, def. Utkarsh Baheti (5/8), IND, 11-8 11-1 11-6;  Tushar Shahani (5/8) IND bt Ho Ka Hei (¾) HK  11-9, 9-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-9; Siow Yee Xian (1) MAS bt Rutvik Rau (5/8) IN D 10-12, 11-4, 8-11, 11-1, 11-7

U-17: Danial Nurhaqiem Bin Shahrul Izham (1), MAS, bt Neel Joshi (5/8), IND, 11-8 11-8 11-4; Haris Qasim (5/8), PAK, bt Prithvi Singh, IND, 11-7 11-9 11-6 ; Nathan Kueh Tze Bing (9/16), MAS, bt To Wai Lok (3/4), HKG, 11-7 11-7 11-5 ; Muhammad Amir Amirul Bin Azhar (5/8), MAS, bt Yash Fadte (2), IND, 11-8 11-4 12-10 .

U-15: Andrik Lim Kai Shan (1), MAS, bt Yu Zi Tao, HKG, 9-11 11-6 12-10 11-9; Mohammad Hamza Khan (3/4), PAK, bt Tse Jat, HKG, 10-12 11-4 11-4 11-5; Arnaav Sareen (3/4), IND, bt Ameeshenraj Chandaran (5/8), MAS, 11-5 11-5 11-5; Joachim Chuah Han Wen (2), MAS, bt Mohammad Ashab Irfan (5/8), PAK, 10-12 11-2 11-9 11-9 .

U-13: Yuvraj Wadhwani (1), IND, bt Addin Iqwan Bin Hilman (5/8), MAS, 11-9 11-3 11-2; Sze Jun Him (3/4), HKG, bt Adhish Kancharla, IND, 9-11 11-6 11-6 11-7; Tam Tsz Shing (3/4), HKG, bt Ansh Tripathi (5/8), IND, 11-8 11-8 12-10; Anas Ali Shah, PAK, bt Ayaan Vaziralli, IND, 6-11 11-6 11-4 11-4 .

Girls: 
U-19: Lai Wen Li (1), MAS, bt Navmi Sharma (5/8), IND, 11-4 11-3 11-3; Ooi Kah Yan (3/4), MAS, bt Li Sum Yin (5/8), HKG, 8-11 4-11 11-2 11-1 11-5; Cheng Nga Ching (3/4), HKG, bt Yeung Weng Chi (5/8), MAC, 11-7 11-2 11-7; Chan Yiwen (2), MAS, bt Song Chaewon (5/8), KOR, 11-5 11-1 11-2 .

U-17: Chan Sin Yuk (1), HKG, bt Yoshna Singh (5/8), IND, 11-2 11-3 11-7 ; Fung Ching Hei, HKG, bt Noor Aina Amani Binti Ampandi (3/4), MAS, 11-9 8-11 12-10 2-11 12-10; Sanya Vats (5/8), IND, bt. Jannia Singh, IND, 11-4 11-3 7-11 11-5; Jessica Keng Jia Hui (2), MAS, bt Ananya Dabke (5/8), IND, 11-9 10-12 10-12 11-9 11-8 .

U-15: Aira Azman (1), MAS, bt Aishwarya Khubchandani (5/8), IND, 11-7 11-9 11-3 
Tse Yee Lam Toby (5/8), HKG, bt Yuvna Gupta, IND, 11-13 11-6 5-11 11-9 11-6; Wong Po Yui Kirstie (3/4), HKG, bt. Abhisheka Shannon, IND, 11-6 11-2 11-8; Yee Xin Ying (2), MAS, bt Cheng Miriam Min-Chen (5/8), HKG, 5-11 11-3 11-6 12-10 .

U-13: Leung Ka Huen (1), HKG, bt. Vitrikashenie Kulasegaran (5/8), MAS, 11-5 11-5 11-4; Kaavya Bansal (3/4), IND, bt Wong Hailey Shing-Fei (5/8), HKG, 11-7 11-9 9-11 11-5; Tiana Parasrampuria (3/4), IND, bt Sashmini Chandran (5/8), MAS, 11-5 7-11 11-8 11-3; Lee Sze Lok (2), HKG, bt Vinikashenie Kulasegaran (5/8), MAS, 11-4 11-5 2-11 11-3