LALITPUR: Two-time defending champion Arhant Keshar Singh, Amrit Thapa Magar, Rajendra Shakya and Prabin Bir Singh Kansakar advanced to the semi-finals of the third Dhana Laxmi Maharjan Memorial National Squash Tournament here on Thursday.
Singh defeated Rakesh Gupta, Thapa Magar beat Sugam Tulsan, Shakya outplayed Gyanu Chaudhary and Kansakar overwhelmed Dilip Adhikari by identical scores of 3-0 sets.
In women’s singles, defending champion Bhawana Sunuwar and Krishna Thapa made it to the final. Sunuwar defeated Swasthani Shrestha 3-0, while Thapa beat Bipana Blon by the same scores.
In U-15 boys’ singles, Bikash Magar and Salin Thapa Magar entered the final, while Sapana Blon and Muskan Raut made it to the girls’ final.
Likewise, Dilip Adhikati, Suresh Gurung, Indra Bahadur Karki and Sudip Bahadur Singh advanced to the semi-finals of the above-50 masters singles.