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Ho, Meghji on track for final

Zanzeer Singh
Saturday, October 28, 2017

TOP seeds Justin Ho and Romit Meghji are on track to qualify for the A Grade final in the All Engineering Ltd/P Kumar Electrical Squash Championship at the Northern Club in Lautoka.

This after Ho and Meghji recorded good wins in the opening rounds.

Ho, the Fiji number one, defeated Kirk Simpson 3-0. The first set was a tight one with Ho edging Simpson 11-9. However he found his rhythm and breezed through the next two winning 11-0 and 11-4.

Ho also recorded a 3-0 victory against Siddhartha Iyer 3-0 in his second match. He won 11-6, 11-0, 11-4.

Meghji defeated Stephen Henry 3-1 and Simpson 3-0.

Henry downed Iyer 3-1.

Six players are participating in the A Grade round-robin stage. The two top players in the division will qualify for the final.

Championship co-ordinator Daniel Lal said they were reviving the sport in Lautoka.

Lal thanked brothers Pramod and Pravin Kumar for sponsoring the event.

He said players from Nadi and Lautoka had taken up slots in the competition.

"There are many juniors who are participating," Lal said.

"More than 30 players have registered. This is a big event for squash in Lautoka.

"Cash prizes will be up for grabs for the various grade winners.

We hope to hold more tournaments in the coming months."

The B and C Grade matches were held last night.

The finals of all the grades will be held this evening.

The Northern Club is the hub of squash in the Sugar City.

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