India go down to Germany in World Squash

Mulhouse (France), June 15 (IANS) India went down fighting to Germany 0-2 in the 5-8 positions play-off that lasted nearly three hours in the men's WSF World Team Squash Championship here.

In the first singles Friday, Saurav Ghosal squandered a 2-1 lead and went down in five games to Simon Rosner in 91 minutes.

Raphael Kandra too was taken to five games but overcame a fighting Harinder Pal Sandhu.

The results:

5th-8th place play-offs: 6-Germany beat 8-India 2-0: Simon Rosner bt Saurav Ghosal 3-11, 11-8, 10-12, 11-8, 11-7 (91 min); Raphael Kandra bt Harinder Pal Sandhu 11-9, 14-12, 5-11, 3-11, 12-10 (84 min).

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