RODNEY EYLES REACHES MAHINDRA CHALLENGE QUARTER FINALS

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The top seed, Rodney Eyles of Australia, reached the quarter-finals of the Mahindra Challenge in Bombay yesterday with a brisk second-round victory over England's Mark Chaloner. Eyles, the defending champion and the world No 2, won 15-11, 15-12, 15-12 in just 42 minutes. His last-eight opponent will be another Englishman, Mark Cairns, who waged a grim battle with Egypt's Amir Wagih, which was marked by constant arguments betwen Wagih and the German referee, Durkhard Bruckmann. After losing 15-6, 15-9, 12-15, 9-15, 15-12, Wagih banged his racket on the floor as he stormed off court.

MAHINDRA CHALLENGE (Bombay) Second round: S Parke (Eng) bt P Gunter (Eng) 15-10 15-7 15-1; C Walker (Eng) bt S Meads (Eng) 15-4 15-12 15-7; R Eyles (Aus) bt M Chaloner (Eng) 15-11 15-12 15-12; M Cairns (Eng) bt A Wagih (Eg) 15-6 15-9 12-15 9-15 15-12.

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