Windhoek (Namibia), Aug 13: Asian junior runners-up Kush Kumar kept India’s hopes alive with an emphatic 11-3, 11-4, 11-7 win over Darren Chan of Malaysia for a place in the quarter-final of the WSF World Junior Individual Squash Championship, here Tuesday.
National coach Cyrus Poncha described Kumar’s win as a “comprehensive” effort. fast to judge his rival, Kumar found his bit within the drops and often caught his opponent with smart interceptions and drives. At no stage was the Indian rattled, finishing his task in twenty seven minutes.
Earlier, Kumar had beaten Edmon Lopez-Molier of Spain 11-6, 11-4, 11-8 to enter the last sixteen whereas another Indian Madhav Dhingra did well to succeed in the third round with a 11-7, 11-6, 11-2 win over Callum lawton of Zimbabwe before going down to Youssef Soliman of Egypt 11-1, 11-4, 11-2.