Chennai: Defending champions England and hosts India kept their reputation intact scoring easy wins over their lowly ranked opponents as the team championships started in the World Junior Squash Tournament here on Tuesday.
While top seed England began the hunt for their fourth straight title with 2-1 and 3-0 victories over Canada and Switzerland in pool A, India defeated Malaysia 3-0 in pool D.
After Siddarth Suchde gave India the lead beating Timothy Arnold 9-1, 9-2, 9-1 Saurav Ghosal outplayed Wong Kim Lee 9-6, 9-4, 9-7.
Playing in the inconsequential third match, Gaurav Nandrajog had to work hard to overcome Mohammed Nafzahizam 9-4, 5-9, 9-2, 2-9, 9-6.
In pool B, second seed Pakistan notched up two impressive 3-0 victories over Hong Kong and the US while in pool D runner-up Egypt beat Scotland 3-0.
In the individual events too, which got over on Monday, England had been the dominant force. In an all-English final, James Willstrop had beaten Peter Barker 9-0, 9-3, 9-1.