Mumbai: Fancied Rahil Pires and Ancheet Sardesai of Goa registered contrasting wins to advance in the 70th CCI-Western India Open Squash Tournament that got under way at the Cricket Club of India on Sunday.
Pires, seeded lower down the order, survived an early scare before prevailing over Aryaman Pandya 11-8, 11-6, 14-12 in a tight boys’ under-15 second round contest. Pires won in straight sets but not before struggling. The first two ended in his favour narrowly, while the crucial third stretched into extra points.

Second seed Yash Bhargava and No. 3 Dev Vazirani, both of Maharashtra, also struggled in their second round. In contrast, Ancheet Sardesai cruised past Jatin Agrawal 11-4, 11-5, 11-4 without much ado, even as his  compatriot Druhin Rathore also won in straight sets in the under-13 first round.

Sub junior national champion and boys’ under-11 top seed Neel Joshi of Maharashtra warmed up with an easy first round win, where the other significant winners were compatriots Jay Vaknalli and Arman Darukhanawala and Athrva Yadav of Goa.

Results
Boys U-11 (1st Rd): 1-Neel Joshi bt Kavit Shah 11-0, 11-1, 11-1; Om Semwal bt Aryan Panicker 14-12, 11-5, 11-8; Shreyas Mehta bt Krish Madhavdas 11-2, 11-1, 11-2; Aakash Gupta bt Shanay Shah 11-3, 11-4, 11-0; Aaryaman Jaising bt Manav Mody 11-2, 11-1, 11-3; Kavish Hajarnavis bt Mannan Rajani 11-1, 11-2, 11-0; Kanhav Nanavati bt Ryaan Lala 11-4, 11-3, 11-4; Athrva Yadav (Goa) bt Anush Kar 11-2, 11-3, 11-3; Himay Kapadia bt Aditya Gupta 11-1, 11-0, 11-6; Harsimar Singh bt Aaryaman Kalani 11-0, 11-0, 11-0; Jay Vaknalli bt Siddhant Sinha 11-2, 11-3, 11-3; Arman Darukhanawala bt Pranav Trehon (Goa) 11-3, 11-4, 11-1; Parth Ambani bt Aditya Baliga 11-2, 11-3, 11-3.Boys U-13 (2nd Rd): Zahaan Motiwala (Mah) bt Vishal Rajbhar 11-5, 11-5, 11-1.
1st Rd: Pranav Srinivas bt Adyant Deshpande 8-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 16-14; Yohann Poncha bt Vedant Iyer 11-4, 11-1, 11-2; Vivaan Jaikishan bt Armaan Vaswani 11-1, 11-1, 11-4; Jash Chheda bt Chandan Kahar 14-12, 11-5, 11-8; R. Kishore Aravind bt Aakash Rajbhar 11-2, 11-3, 11-4; Aman Punjabi bt Ayush Naique (Goa) 11-3, 11-5, 11-4; Sankalp Anand bt Neil Kavalakkat 11-2, 11-2, 11-2; Shloke Sahay bt Jaichand Pal 11-2, 11-2, 11-1; Vedant Ambani bt Traun Mammen 11-8, 11-8, 11-5; Druhin Rathore (Goa) bt Araash Mehta 11-1, 11-8, 11-0; Ashwin Kandath bt Rehan Chhabria 11-8, 11-2, 11-1; Pawan Rawish bt Ayaan Desai 11-7, 11-5, 11-3; Jairaj Singh bt Vedant Mehra 7-11, 11-4, 11-7, 11-9; Shanay Sanghavi bt Sumer Dikshit 11-2, 11-3, 11-7.
Boys U-15 (2nd Rd): Rahil Peris (Goa) bt Aryaman Pandya 11-8, 11-6, 14-12; Chaitanya Shah (Mah) bt Aayush Bhansali (Mah) 11-0, 11-2, 11-6; Ancheet Sardesai (Goa) bt Jatin Agrawal 11-4, 11-5, 11-4; Pintu Rai bt Arjun Lalchandani 11-5, 11-7, 11-8; Dev Vazirani (Mah) bt Aditya Dayal 11-4, 11-7, 12-10; Prakash Mandal bt Kabir Khan 12-10, 11-7, 15-13; Ansh Shetty (Mah) bt Raunak Advani 11-4, 11-7, 10-12, 11-3; Rahul Baitha bt Adityavardhan Shah 11-3, 11-9, 15-13; Ansh Punjabi (Mah) bt Harshvardhan Agarwal 11-9, 11-1, 11-6; R.A. Charaniyaselvan bt Anuj Unadkat 11-2, 11-3, 11-2; 2-Yash Bhargava (Mah) bt Tanay Murdia 12-10, 11-4, 11-7.

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