Mahesh Mangaonkar and Abhishek Pradhan, the No. 1 and 2 seeds, remained unchallenged at the 43rd Maharashtra State Men’s Squash tournament and entered the quarterfinals of the event in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Mangaonkar was up against Yash Bhargava, who could not match the speed and power of the India No. 3 and succumbed to a 11-7, 11-4, 11-5 defeat at the Bombay Gymkhana here.

Earlier, in round 3, Mangaonkar defeated unseeded Aryaman Jaising, who had a good run before losing 2-11, 5-11, 2-11.

Pradhan was challenged by a lower ranked Kunj Rawani, who put up a good fight but ended up on the losing side with the former taking the match at 11-7, 11-8, 12-10.

Yash Fadte (16) eliminated unseeded Awdesh Yadav, winning 11-1, 11-4, 11-5.

Men’s Results Round 4:

Mahesh Mangaonkar [1] bt Yash Bhargava [17/32] 11-7 11-4 11-5;
Abhishek Pradhan [2] bt Kunj Rawani [17/32] 11-7 11-8 12-10;
Yash Fadte [9/16] bt Awdesh Yadav 11-1 11-4 11-5;
Sandeep Jangra [5/8] bt Abhinav Sinha [9/16] 11-5 11-1 11-3;
Gaurav Nandrajog [3/4] bt Akhilesh Kumar Yadav [9/16] 11-8, 11-6, 11-2