Mumbai : Youngsters, Rahul Sachdev and Himanshu Jain, both from Mumbai scored impressive victories to storm into the quarter-final round of the 4th Indian Open snooker qualifying tournament, at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) billiards hall on Thursday evening. The qualifying tournament is being conducted by BSAM (Billiards and Snooker Association of Maharashtra).
The 22-year-old Sachdev inflicted a humiliating 4-0 defeat on seasoned campaigner Manav Panchal also from Mumbai in a lop-sided pre-quarter-final encounter. Sachdev playing confidently, potted more accurately as compared to his senior opponent to run away with the match.
On the adjacent table, the 23-year-old Jain was on a roll and did not encounter much resistance from citymate 19-year-old Nikhil Saigal as he went on to record an identical 4-0 victory in another last 16 tie. The flamboyant Jain breezed to 60-51, 68-33, 51-40, 71-14 win with a degree of comfort.