India’s Dipika Pallikal Karthik holds her winning trophy at the Australian Open squash championship last August. (twitter photo)

PARIS – Playing for 9th-12th placings, India made short work of The Netherlands 3-0 in the opening round robin match of the World women's team squash championship here Dec. 1.

As per the day's order of play, No.2 player Dipika Pallikal Karthik made the first appearance and quickly put India ahead with an easy win over Tessa Ter Sluis.

Next was Joshna Chinappa, whose form continued to challenge her but she still managed to get past Milou Van Der Heijden in four games.

Sunayna Kuruvilla then impressed with a straight-game victory over the No.3 counterpart, Milja Dorenbos.

India will next take on Japan and Canada.


India bt The Netherlands 3-0 (Dipika Pallikal Karthik bt Tessa Ter Sluis 11-5 11-7 11-5; Joshna Chinappa bt Milou Van Der Heijden 5-11 12-10 11-7 11-8; Sunayna Kuruvilla bt Milja Dorenbos 11-8 11-5 11-4).

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