Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Joshna Chinappa enters quarter-finals of Cleveland Classic event

Joshna Chinappa

Ohio: India’s top ranked player Joshna Chinappa moved into the quarter-finals of the Cleveland Classic, USD 50,000 PSA event here on Saturday. Playing after a month’s gap, the 14th ranked Indian, seeded third in this tournament, needed less than half an hour to counter the challenge of qualifier Hollie Naughton of Canada.

Joshna won 11-9, 11-4, 11-5 to enter the quarter-final round, where she will take on Emily Whitlock, the fifth seed from England. The only other Indian who had come for this event was Sachika Ingale, but she could not cross the qualification phase.

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