Top seed Mahesh Mangaonkar of Mumbai warmed up for the Asian Games with a title win in the Maharashtra State Men’s Squash tournament here on Friday. Meeting his childhood friend Abhishek Prabhan in the final after a gap of eight years, the India No. 3 resisted a stiff challenge to win 11-8, 12-10, 12-10.
Mahesh had it relatively easy in the first game but the second game was more competitive with fortunes swinging back and forth, leading up to 10-10 but Mahesh stepped up and managed to score those crucial two best of 5 match title clash.
Abhishek’s failure to convert crucial points led him to a similar fate in the third game which he again lost 10-12. Mangaonkar ensured that he did not drop a game in the tournament before he heads to Chennai to join the Asian Games training camp.
From online sources