Mohite, Karad, Sanches enter second round

SPORTS REPORTER
Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Shivraj Mohite, Satish Karad and Aranta Sanches scored hard-fought wins to make it to the second round in the inaugural Corner Pocket Cup Open Snooker championship here on Tuesday.

PUNE: Shivraj Mohite, Satish Karad and Aranta Sanches scored hard-fought wins to make it to the second round in the inaugural Corner Pocket Cup Open Snooker championship here on Tuesday.

Mohite was stretched to five frames, while Karad and Sanches strode through in four frames.

Satara cueist Mohite was up against Yesu Pillai of New Club and had to dig from two frames down before winning 35-49, 17-29, 44-17, 47-30, 23-21.

Satish Karad of Corner Pocket went 2-0 up against Vinil Ranpise of Arizona before Ranpise claimed the third before Karad closed it. He won 35-31, 49-5, 15-44, 31-29.

Then it was Sanches’ turn to blitz the green baize as she won the first two frames 35-10, 37-14 before her opponent Vishal Panchal of Cue Club won the third 28-17. 

New Club’s Sanches then wrapped up the fourth frame 39-12. In other match, Sagar Pawar of Corner Pocket defeated Yogesh Sharma of PYC 31-19, 32-30, 40-30.

RESULTS:
Round 1: Rahul Padhye (Nigdi) bt Chintmani Jadhav (Corner Pocket) 30-8, 33-36, 33-13, 41-03; Anas Chouhdari (Corner Pocket) bt Harish Talawade (PGI) 23-39, 51-29, 44-20, 46-16; Shivraj Mohite (Satara) bt Yesu Pillai (New Club) 35-49, 17-29, 44-17, 47-30, 23-21; Kaiwalya Chavan (Satara) bt Ashish Patil (Arizona) 46-7, 41-8, 19-25, 50-27; Aranta Sanches (New Club) bt Vishal Panchal (Cue Club) 35-10, 37-14, 17-28, 39-12; Sagar Pawar (Corner Pocket) bt Yogesh Sharma (PYC) 31-19, 32-30, 40-30; Aditya Deshpande (PYC) bt Amar Deep (Horizon) 40-11, 34-6, 27-33, 52-13; Salil Deshpande (PYC) bt Dhaval Gadvi (Corner Pocket) 23-46, 26-9, 60-35, 49-13; Satish Karad (Corner Pocket) bt Vinil Ranpise (Arizona) 35-31, 49-5, 15-44, 31-29.

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