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Asian Squash Double C'ships: Abhay Singh leads India's charge on first day

Abhay Singh led India's charge at the Asian Squash Double Championships by winning both men's and mixed doubles.

Asian Squash Double Cships: Abhay Singh leads Indias charge on first day

Abhay Singh is on the cusp of winning his second title in a row. 


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 5 July 2024 10:05 AM GMT

Asian Games medallist Abhay Singh led India's charge on the opening day of the Asian Doubles Squash Championships by registering comfortable wins in both his events alongside his respective partners in Johor, Malaysia.

The Indian contingent registered four wins in five outings on the opening day of the event on Thursday.

Abhay and Velavan Senthilkumar beat David Pelino and Reymark Bergonia of the Philippines 2-0 (11-4 11-6) in the men's doubles group stage.

Abhay then teamed up with experienced Joshna Chinappa in the mixed doubles, with the Indian pair starting with a bang, winning both their Pool C matches on Thursday.

Abhay and Joshna first accounted for the Philippines pair of Yvonne Dalida and Reymark Bergonia 11-4 11-3 and then returned to the court to beat Naisha Singh and Anders Ong Wee Jun of Singapore 11-3 11-6.

The women's doubles pair of Rathika Suthanthira Seelan and Pooja Arthi R won one and lost one.

India's results:

Men's doubles: Abhay/Velavan bt David Pelino/Reymark Begonia (PHI) 11-4 11-6.

Women's doubles: Rathika/Pooja bt Raifa Putri Yattaqi/Zalzabila (INA) 11-1 11-4, Rathika/Pooja lost Ho Tze Lok/Fung Ching Hei (HKG) 4-11 6-11.

Mixed doubles: Abhay/Joshna bt Yvonne Dalida/Reymark Bergonia (PHI) 11-4 11-3, Abhay/Joshna bt Naisha Singh/Anders Ong Wee Jun (SGP) 11-3 11-6.

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