Harinder Pal Sandhu enters semi-final of South Australian Open squash in Adelaide

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Harinder Pal Sandhu enters semi-final of South Australian Open squash in Adelaide

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07/06/2017

Third seed Harinder Pal Sandhu has beaten Korea's Ko Youngjo to enter the semi-final of the South Australian Open on Thursday. Meanwhile, U-13 player, Yuvraj Wadhwani finished third in the boys U-13 category after losing to eventual winner Joachim Chua 11-9, 5-11, 5-11, 7-11 in the semi-finals.

The former Indian national champion needed just 28 minutes to complete his task with scores of 11-3, 11-3, 11-9. Harinder now gets ready to meet the top seed Piedro Schweertman of Netherlands in the last four.

The Maharashtra youngster, seeded 3/4 finished third in the boys U-13 category after losing to the top seed and eventual winner Joachim Chua of Malaysia 11-9, 5-11, 5-11, 7-11 in the semi-finals.

In the placings match for the third place, he beat Shamiel Haeyzad Bn Sharulhisam, also of Malaysia 8-11, 12-10, 6-11, 12-10, 11-2.

Yuvraj had till the quarterfinal not conceded a game, winning each of his four-round matches in the 128-draw field, on a fluent note. In the quarterfinal, Yuvraj had beaten a Hong Kong player Tse Jat 11-6, 7-11, 11-9, 11-9.

In all the there were ten Indians (boys and girls) in the fray in various age categories. However the Gondi siblings, Rohan and Amita played under USA banner. In that Rohan, 5/8 seed competing in the boys U-11 category won the title beating the second seed Wong Lee Hong of Malaysia 11-5, 14-12, 11-3 in the final. His sister Amita finished fourth in the girls U-17 category.

As for placings of the rest, in the boys', Shuhan Sehgal (24th place) in U-15 section, Gautam Nagapal (17th) in U-17, Jaideep Singh (28th ) in U-17, Rutwik Rau (8th) in U-19 and in the girls, Anahat Singh (5th) in U-11, Sonia Bajaj (14th ) in U-13 and Amira Singh (11th ) in U-15.

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