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Senthilkumar, Abhay lose in quarters at QSF 3 squash in Doha

Velavan Senthilkumar and Abhay Singh could not surpass the quarterfinal battle at the QSF 3 squash competition in Doha.

Senthilkumar, Abhay lose in quarters at QSF 3 squash in Doha

FILE PHOTO: Velavan Senthilkumar in action during a competition.


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 25 May 2024 6:22 AM GMT

National champion Velavan Senthilkumar put up a strong fight against Egyptian top seed and world no 8 Tarek Momen before losing in the quarterfinals of the prestigious USD 53,500 QSF 3 squash โ€“ a PSA World Tour Bronze event โ€“ in Doha on Friday.

Senthilkumar extended the Egyptian top seed to four close games before losing the steam.

World no 55 Senthilkumar took the second game after a close first game before the experienced Momen won the next two to advance with an 11-9, 8-11, 11-4, 11-8 win on Friday.

Meanwhile, Asian Games medallist Abhay Singh, ranked 67 in the world and contesting his maiden World Tour quarterfinals, went down to third seed and world no 15 Eain Yow Ng, with the Malaysian winning 11-6, 11-9, 11-4.

In the pre-quarterfinals, Senthilkumar beat Egyptian seventh seed Omar Mosaad, a former world no 3, 13-11, 11-3, 9-3 (retired) in 30 minutes, while Abhay beat sixth-seeded Frenchman Auguste Dussourd 11-7, 5-11, 10-12, 11-5, 9-3 (retired) in 59 minutes on Thursday.

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