LALITPUR: Arhant Singh defeated Nishant Agrawal 3-0 on the opening day of the third Civil Bank Open Squash Championship here on Wednesday. Agrawal returned to beat Bir Bahadur Nepali 3-1. In other men’s singles matches, Dilip Adhikari defeated Bidur Dhamala 3-2, Kiran Maharjan outplayed Amit Begami 3-0, Suraj Shrestha registered a 3-0 victory over Sugam Tulsan, Mitra Gurau edged past Bikayak Shrestha 3-2, and Sujan Juwachen overwhelmed Manish 3-0 before defeating Rajendra Shakya 3-2. Surendra Shakya, Naina Magar and Binod Shakya also won their first round matches. In Above-50 section, Kishor Maharjan, Subas Rai, Binod Dhoj Khadka, Dr Kulesh Thapa, Kiran Shrestha, Prem Singh and Lal Bahadur Gurung registered victories. The tournament also serves as the preliminary selection of men and women national teams for the 12th SA Games.