Velavan Senthilkumar and Harshit Jawanda Reach Squash Mixed Doubles Semifinals

Updated: 09 September 2015 16:01 IST

India's Velavan Senthil Kumar and Harshit Jawanda reached the mixed doubles semifinals of the squash competition at the ongoing Commonwealth Youth Games.

Velavan Senthilkumar and Harshit Jawanda Reach Squash Mixed Doubles Semifinals
AAfter settling for Bronze in the singles, Velavan Senthilkumar reached the mixed doubles semis with Harshit Jawanda (Picture Credit: Velavan Senthilkumar Facebook)

Samoa:

The Indian pair of Velavan Senthil Kumar and Harshit Jawanda reached the mixed doubles semifinals of the squash competition at the ongoing Commonwealth Youth Games here. (Velavan Senthilkumar Settles for Bronze in Commonwealth Youth Championships)

Placed in Pool C, the two Indians had it easy beating Stephen Hearst and Ellie Mc Veigh of Northern Ireland 11-0, 11-2 in the first round in the pool league.

The next one was against the number three Pakistani pair of Sadia Gul and Israr Ahmed and even though it was close, the Indians showed better coordination to help carve out an upset win 11-9, 11-8 to top the pool.

In the cross over match with Pool A second placed Guyana, effectively the quarterfinal, the Indian pair again showed a definite control of the sides to taste success beating Benjamin Mekdel and Taylor Fernandes 11-4, 11-5.

In the semi-final on Thursday, the confident looking and Indian pair plays Scotland.

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