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Otters Club tame IIT Bombay to record second consecutive win

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Mumbai: Otters Club, Bandra dished out a strong combined performance, to record their second consecutive win, by defeating IIT Bombay by a handsome 4-1 margin in a Group-A round-robin league match of the Mumbai Inter-Club Squash League.

The Bandra club had earlier defeated JVPG Club 3-2, and now with a total of 70 points occupy the pole position in this group. JVPG Club and Goregaon Sports Club, both with a win each and with identical 50 points are in joint second place while IIT Bombay who are yet to record a win are at the bottom.

Meanwhile, Khar Gymkhana won the crucial deciding rubber to overcome hosts Hyatt Regency 3-2 in a closely contested Group-B encounter. This was the first win for Khar Gym who had lost 2-3 to Jindal Squash Academy in the opening group match. Hyatt suffered their first defeat after they had defeated Navi Mumbai Club 3-2 in their first match. Jindal with two wins and 60 points sit atop the group, followed by Hyatt Regency and Khar Gym, both having recorded a win each and with 50 points share the second place. Navi Mumbai lost both and are last in the group.

Otters dominated from the outset and quickly won the first four rubbers before conceding the fifth rubber by awarding a walkover. Ganesh Kadam provided them with a perfect start defeating Kshiteej Prasad 11-8, 13-11 in the first rubber, which set the tone for their success. Later, Manish Chotrani and Anshul Goyal combined well to overcome the IIT Bombay pair of Abhilash Chandy and Prakash Singh 11-7, 10-11, 11-10 and in the next, which was also a double tie, Dipesh Jadhav and Sanjay Pawar proved too good as they outplayed Karan Singh and Kshiteej Prasad winning at 11-6, 11-4 to open up a 3-0 lead for Otters.

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