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India blank Germany in squash opener

other Updated: Feb 02, 2012 00:00 IST

Hosts India began its campaign on the right note defeating Germany a 3-0 in a Pool A match of the inaugural WSF Squash Under-21 World Cup here on Wednesday.

The Indians, seeded four, did not drop any game as Ramit Tandon, Deepika Pallikal and Karan Malik won their respective singles match with ease.

In another Pool A match, favourties and top seed Egypt thrashed Australia by a similar 3-0 margin.

Each tie comprised of two men's singles and one women's singles matches.

Ramit Tandon gave India a headstart winning the first singles against Rudi M Rohrumuller 11-2, 11-5, 12-10.

In the women's singles, World Number 15 Dipika Pallikal consolidated India's position thrashing Franziska Hennes 11-2, 11-4, 11-7. High on confidence after finishing runner-up in a major tournament in US a few days ago, Dipika's experience gave her the edge. Later, Karan Malik made it 3-0 for India defeating Valentin Rapp 11-8, 11-6, 11-4.