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Dipika, Joshna in last eight of squash tournament


Dipika Pallikal and Joshana ChinappaDipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa

Toronto: India’s third seed Dipika Pallikal and No.7 Joshna Chinappa have entered the quarterfinals of the Women’s Squash Association International 25 Granite Open event here. Deepika Pallikal defeated Tesni Evans of Wales 8-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-7, while Chinnappa accounted for Nikki Todd of Canada 11-8, 11-8, 11-6.A

Currently ranked 13, Pallikal, playing for the first time in this event, took time to settle down, even losing the first game. But she steadied herself thereafter to make it a comfortable win thereafter to set up a clash with fifth seed Jenny Duncalf from England. It was lot more comfortable for Chinnappa, the 21-ranked player who however faces a stiff test in the last eight as she faces the second seeded Australian Rachael Grinham.