India’s Saurav Ghosal and Hong Kong’s Annie Au ensured a safe passage through to the third round of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions following wins at the Princeton Club of New York.
Ghosal was forced to hold off a comeback charge from Mexico’s Cesar Salazar as he went the distance before prevailing an 11-2, 12-10, 5-11, 8-11, 11-9 winner in 73 minutes.
The World No.11 will take on the winner of New Zealand’s Campbell Grayson v World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy.
Meanwhile in the women’s draw, Hong Kong’s Au dominated against England’s Millie Tomlinson to advance as an 11-5, 11-5, 11-7 winner and will face World No.1 Raneem El Welily in round three.
Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Cesar Salazar (MEX) 3-2: 11-2, 12-10, 5-11, 8-11, 11-9 (73m)
 Annie Au (HKG) bt Millie Tomlinson (ENG) 3-0: 11-5, 11-5, 11-7 (28m)