Urwashi Joshi moves into quarterfinals of Bristol Open squash

India’s Urwashi Joshi has advanced to the women’s quarterfinals of the University of the West of England the Briston Open squash with a 3-2 upset victory over second-seeded Australian Sophie Fadaely.

Bristol, March 8 (IANS) India’s Urwashi Joshi has advanced to the women’s quarterfinals of the University of the West of England the Briston Open squash with a 3-2 upset victory over second-seeded Australian Sophie Fadaely.

Urwashi, a semifinalist at the 2023 National Championships, rallied to win 7-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-5, 11-7 after trailing twice in the intense 35-minute second-round clash of the ongoing USD 3000 PSA Challenger event.

The Maharashtra player, who beat England’s Jasmin Kalar 11-4, 11-5, 9-11, 11-9 in 21 minutes in the first round, will meet Australian fifth seed Erin Classen in the quarterfinals.

Classen defeated Olivia Besant of England in the second round, winning the 25-minute encounter 3-0 (11-5, 11-5, 14-12). In the other quarterfinal, fourth-seeded Colette Sultana of Malta will take on unseeded Breanne Flynn of Ireland.

Among the other Indians that had entered this tournament, Tanishka Jain had lost 1-3 to Breanne Flynn, losing 11-4, 11-7, 9-11, 11-7 in 32m minutes.

–IANS

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