Mumbai : Showing solid fighting qualities, Araash Mehta rallied from the loss of the opening game to defeat Druv Vazirani 8-11, 11-8, 11-5 in the best-of-3-game boys’ under-17 second round match and advance to the quarter-final round of the Indian Squash Professional (ISP) organised Rs two lakh prize-money JVPG-SRAM Winter Squash Open 2016, sponsored by SYSKA LED and played at Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana Club.

Meanwhile, the top two seeds Suraj Chand and Deepak Mandal also marched into last eight round. In second round encounters, Suraj Chand had taken the distance before he managed to overcome Avinash Sahani 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, while Deepak Mandal without too much of a fuss defeated Arsh Nadkarni 11-4, 11-3.

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