Senthilkumar beat Adhitya Raghavan 11-8, 11-7, 11-4 to
emerge winner in the boys’ under-19 category of the ISA
junior open squash at the Indian Squash Academy. It was
smooth sailing for Sunayna Kuruvilla as she beat Ashita
Pranaya Bhengra 12-10, 12-10, 11-6 in the girls’
Shahani of Maharashtra beat Veer Chotrani, also of
Maharashtra, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 11-3 in a tight
five-gamer in the boys’ under-17 category. There were
loud cheers for Rohan Arya Gondi of Telangana who beat
second-seeded Shaurya Bawa of Delhi in four games in the
under-11 category. Dipika Pallikal and Malaysia’s Delia
Arnold enthralled the spectators with an exhibition
match in between.
HOW TNSRA (tamilnadu squash
rackets association) CONDUCTS WORLD TOURNAMENTS
8TH SQUASH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES CHENNAI A FIASCO FOR
INDIA: 7TH SEPTEMBER
Nour Nasser El
Tayeb(Egypt) the highest ranked female (world no. 25)
did not turn up for the championship as did a few more
countries and the women’s draw had only 16 players. The
men’s draw suffered the same problem and consisted of
only 23 players as even Nepal pulled out at the last
moment. The best Indian University players not called or
selected were 1.Ramit Tandon 2. Aditya Jagtap. 3. Karan
Mallik 4. Anaka Alankonamy (Indian Univs – 1. Ashray
Ohri 2. Abhishek Aggarwal 3. Rajat Sharma 4. Puneet
Pareek ) etc.
Ironically the AIU (All India
University) 18th March 14 meeting which sanctioned this
‘mega global event ‘ and quote unquote ‘ was appreciated
and approved by one and all. Hence, this development /
step being great event will certainly prove to be a
landmark in the history of AIU’s sports activities for
all times to come ’, proved to be a fiasco, especially
DAY 1 - The Indian
contingent of which 3 out of 4 players lost in their 1st
round was decimated excepts for Aparajitha who won
against a higher seed. Ullah Rizwan Gul (PAK) bt
Hiteswar Singh Riar (IND) 11-5, 11-5, 11-6 James van
Staveren (CAN) bt Maninder Pal Singh (IND) 11-7, 11-8,
11-5 [3/4] Zulhijjah Binti Azan (MAS) bt Sachika
Ingale (IND) 11-3, 7-11, 12-10, 11-3 Aparajitha
Balamurukan (IND) bt [5/8] Teh Min Jie (MAS) 11-8, 11-9,
DAY 2- In the 2nd round the
only remaining Indian , the ubiquitous 5/8th seed Ravi
Dixit ( bye in the 1st round) lost to an unseeded South
African on his home turf.
The last remaining
Indian, Aparijitha made a valiant effort against the
Egyptian 2nd seed and managed to take a game of her
before losing . Sachika also lost her 2nd match 3-0 and
has to be satisfied with the very attainable 13th
position out of a draw of 16. Hiteshwar , the lucky
inductee , as none of the top 10 Mumbai /Delhi college
players contested the selections, lost 3-1 in the
placement. Maninder got a double bye  Farah Abdel
Megid (EGY) bt Aparajitha Balamurukan (IND) 11-3, 11-5,
10-12, 11-4 (28m) Andrew Martin (RSA) bt [5/8] Ravi
Dixit (IND) 11-9, 11-4, 6-11, 4-11, 11-8 (40m) Marc
Vaez Oliveira (FRA) bt Hiteswar Singh Riar (IND) 11-3,
11-3,9-11, 11-8 Nada Elkalaawy (GBR) bt Sachika
Ingale (IND) 11-6 11-5 11-2
DAY 3 -
Ravi (5/8) is on a roll as he lost twice in
succession to another unseeded player James Van Staveren
from Canada 9-11, 11-6, 14-12, 11-8 (3-1) and now has to
be content with an 11th or 12 position. Maninder lost 3
- 0 to the talented Frenchman Antoine – Camille Petrucci
– 11-1, 11-3, 11-7 and can only vie for the 19th or 20th
position. Hiteshwar had the ignominy of losing 3-0 to
Barbak Khan of Pakistan and coming last .(23rd out of
23) Sachika managed to beat Sammer Anjum (Pakistan) 3-1
8-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-9 and come 13/14th out of 16.
Aparajitha is the only Indian who saved India from a
scathing defeat in her hometown by beating the 3rd seed
Cheyna Tucker (3/4) of South Africa 7-11, 11-9, 11-4,
DAY 4 – Indian
results in the singles events Aparajitha came 6th
out of 16 Sachika Ingale came 13th out of 16 Ravi
Dixit (5/8) came 11th out of 23 Maninder Sandhu came
19th out of 23 Hiteshwar Riar came 23rd out of 23
DAY 5 – INDIAN RESULTS [3/4] MALAYSIA
beat INDIA 2/0 [5/8] Sanjay Singh (MAS)bt
Ravi Dixit (IND) ( 3- 1) 11-6, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7 [3/4]
Zulhijjah Binti Azan (MAS) bt Aparajitha Balamurukan
(IND) ( 3-0) 11-7, 11-9, 11-7
overview of Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 5th - 8th
DAY 6 – Indian results 5th place
play-off: 2:00 PM Mix Team PAKISTAN [5/8] - INDIA
DAY 7 CANADA bt
INDIA 2/1 Alix Younger (CAN) lost to
Sachika Ingale (IND) (2-3) 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 5-11, 9-11
Cameron Seth (CAN) bt Maninder Pal Singh (IND) (3-1)
12-10, 11-8, 12-14, 11-3 James van Staveren (CAN) bt
Hiteswar Singh Riar (IND) (3-0) 11-4, 11-9, 11-7
TEAM RESULTS 1. Egypt 2.UK 3.
Malaysia 4. South Africa 5.Canada 6.India (because of
walkover from Pakistan for no valid reason) 7. France 8.
In short this university tournament will
be remembered for a depleted Indian contingent since the
TNSRA controlled SRFI wanted only Chennai players to
participate and that resulted in a fiasco instead of
projecting the prowess of the genuine Indian University
players which could have come in the top 3.
Harshit Kaur loses and Anaka, Joshna in the quarter-finals
India's top junior Anaka Alankamony scripted a commendable 4-11, 11-0, 11-5, 4-11, 11-8 win over seventh seed Zulhijah Binti Azan of Malaysia as she joined second seed and compatriot Joshna Chinappa in the quarter-finals of the Chennai Open squash tournament.
The tournament offers USD 10,000 in prize money and has received entries from Malaysia, Australia, Egypt and England. The winner will take home USD 1900 and 350 world ranking points while the runner-up will receive USD 1300 and 280 world ranking points.
Anaka was rather listless at the start but, after losing the first game, bounced back strongly to take the second without conceding a point and maintained her momentum to take the third.
However, Anaka turned error-prone in the fourth that she lost rather tamely. The Indian's up-and-down performance continued in the decider as she led 4-1, but fell behind 4-7 before surging back into contention with some aggressive display to subdue the Malaysian.
Joshna dropped a game to Egypt's Nouran Ahmed Gohar before pulling through 11-8, 11-9, 5-11, 11-7.
Meanwhile, India's under-15 champion Harshit Kaur put on a fighting performance before going down to fourth seed Malaysia's Pushpa Devi, who had to work hard for her 11-8, 12-10, 12-10 win.
At Indian Squash Academy, Chennai
: 11th March 2010
Men's Doubles: Finals: Jonathan Kemp (Eng) & Stephen Coppinger (RSA) bt Harry Leitch
& Alan Clyne (Sco) 5-11, 11-6, 11-8. Third place: Saurav Ghosal & Harinder Pal Sandhu ( Ind ) bt Chris Small &
Lyall Paterson (Sco) 11-5, 11-10. Semifinals: Jonathan Kemp (Eng) & Stephen Coppinger (RSA) bt Saurav Ghosal
& Harinder Pal Sandhu 5-11, 11-10, 11-9;
Harry Leitch & Alan Clyne (Sco) bt Chris Small & Lyall Paterson (Sco)
Finals : Mens Finals : Byron Davis and Cameron White (Aus) bt Ritwik
Bhattacharya and Saurav Ghosal (Ind) 9-4, 9-3, 8-9, 9-7. Third place:
David Palmer and Anthony Ricketts (Aus) bt Jamie Crombie and Preston Quick
(US) 11-9, 7-9, 9-4, 9-5.
Women: Finals : Rachael Grinham and
Natalie Grinham (Aus) bt Louise Crome and Lara Petera (NZ) 9-7, 9-4, 9-2.
Third place: Shelley Kitchen and Tamsyn Leevey (NZ) bt Tricia Chuah and
Nicol David (Mal) 9-7, 9-5, 9-6.
Mixed: Finals: Rachael Grinham and David Palmer (Aus) bt Shelley Kitchen
and Glen Wilson (NZ)11-8, 9-8, 9-8. Third place: Natalie Grinham and
Third Place : Dan Jenson (Aus) bt Dianne Desira and Cameron White (Aus) 9-3,
9-3, 9-2. Semifinal: Men:
Ritwik Bhattacharya and Saurav Ghosal (Ind) bt Jamie Crombie and Preston
Quick (US) 9-5, 10-11, 11-9, 9-4. Women: Natalie Grinham and Rachael
Grinham (Ausd) bt Tricia Chuah and Nicol David (Mal) 9-4, 9-5, 9-5;
Louise Crome and Lara Petera (NZ) bt Shelley Kitchen and Tamsyn Leevey (NZ)
11-10, 11-8, 7-9, 9-7. Mixed: Rachael Grinham and David Palmer (Aus) bt
Dianne Desira and Cameron White (Aus) 9-5, 9-3, 9-8; Shelley Kitchen and
Glen Wilson (NZ) bt Natalie Grinham and Dan Jenson (Aus) 9-6, 7-9, 3-9, 9-7,
7th December 2004 : At ICL
Squash Academy, Chennai
Final: Men: Saurav Ghosal and Harinder Pal Singh (TN)
bt Bala Murugan and A. Parthiban (TN) 9-2, 4-9, 9-4, 4-9, 9-8;
Semifinal: Men: Saurav Ghosal and Harinder Pal Singh
(TN) bt Niraj Shirgaokar and Gajendra Singh (Mah) 9-7, 11-9, 9-3; Bala
Murugan and A. Parthiban (TN) bt Cyrus Poncha and Srivatsan Subramaniam
(TN) 5-9, 10-11, 9-1, 9-5, 9-6.
Quarterfinals: Saurav Ghosal and Harinder Pal Singh (TN) bt Naishadh Lalwani and
Rushabh Vora (Mah) 9-3, 9-4 9-7; Bala Muruganand A. Parthiban (TN) bt
Amjad Khan and Naresh Kumar (Har) 9-6, 9-6, 9-5; Cyrus Poncha and
Srivatsan Subramaniam (TN) bt Vikas Jangra and Shakti Singh (SSCB) 9-4,
9-5, 6-9, 9-7.
Women: Women: Joshna Chinappa
and Dipika Pallikal (TN) bt Surabhi Misra (Raj) and Shivangi Paranjpe
(Mah) 11-10, 9-3, 11-10.
Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal (TN) bt Jesheila Mani and V. Anvesha Reddy
(TN) 9-4, 9-4, 9-3; Surbhi Misra and Shivangi Paranjpe (TN) bt Shibani
Philip and Sonali Philip (TN) 9-6, 9-3, 9-5.
doubles: Quarterfinals: Joshna Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal
(TN) bt V. Laxman and Harita Omprakash (TN) 9-0, 9-5, 9-4; Gajendra
Singh and Jesheila Mani (MP/TN) bt A. Parthiban and Ritika Reddy (TN) 9-2,
9-7, 3-9, 9-7; Bala Murugan and V. Anvesha Reddy (TN) bt Cyril Kuhn and
Shibani Philip (TN) 9-5, 9-3, 2-9, 9-3; Harinder Pal Singh and Dipika
Pallikal (TN) bt Sami Johnson and Shivangi Paranjpe (TN) 9-7, 9-3, 9-5.