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Dewan Housing Classic MEN/WOMEN/PROFESSIONAL/JUNIORS

  At Otters Club, Mumbai: 9.8.98
   


Anaida (Pop Singer), Narendra Gour (Director ISP), Mahendra Agarwal (Founder Director, ISP), Mekhala Subedar (Winner in Women's category), Kapil Wadhvan (Exe. Director of Dewan Housing & Sponsor), Amitpal Kohli (Winner in Boy's Under 19 category), Santosh More (Winner in Professional's category), Junaid Nathani (Winner in Boy's Under 16 category), Vaman Apte (President, SRAM) & Shiv Kumar Dhanuka with the winners at the prize distribution ceremony held at Haveli Restaurant, Juhu, Mumbai.

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All Results 

Finals:
Junior Boys Under-16
:
Junaid Nathani beat Siddharth Suchde 15-7, 15-11, 15-10
Junior Boys Under-19 :Amitpal Kohli w/o Awish Jaiswal.
Women :
Mekhala Subedar beat Deepali Anvekar 15-6, 15-3, 15-5.
Men :
Manish Chotrani beat Akhil Behl 15-10, 15-11, 11-15, 17-16
Professionals :
Santosh More (Otters) beat Chandrakant Pawar (The Leela) 13-15, 15-13, 15-6, 15-13.

Semifinals :

Junior Boys U-16 :
Siddharth Suchde beat Jaikaran Juneja 15-8, 15-12, 15-11
Junaid Nathani beat Sahil Vora 13-15, 15-3, 15-8, 15-2
Junior Boys U-19 :
Awish Jaiswal beat Abhijit Kukreja 15-6, 15-12, 15-11
Amitpal Kohli beat Parth Doshi 13-15, 15-12, 15-9, 15-7
Mens :
Manish Chotrani beat Saket Wali 15-9, 15-8, 15-7
Womens :
Mekhala Subedar beat Rhea Bhandare 15-9, 15-7, 10-15, 15-4
Deepali Anvekar beat Parineeta Chaudhari 15-2, 15-7, 15-5
Professionals :
Santosh More beat Rajesh Verma 15-12, 15-6, 15-4
C.S.Pawar beat Anant More 15-6, 15-13, 10-15, 13-15, 15-13

Quarter finals :

Junior Boys U-16 :
Junaid Nathani beat Auloke Mathur 15-9, 15-5, 15-10
Siddharth S. beat Vijay J. 10-15, 15-11, 15-10, 15-9
Junior Boys U-19 :
Parth Doshi beat Mahesh Verma 15-5, 15-6, 15-9
Abhijit Kukreja beat Jaikaran Juneja 15-3, 15-13, 15-10
Amitpal Kohli beat Aftab M 13-15, 15-7, 15-9, 15-8
Professionals :
Santosh More beat Riaz Mohammed 12-15, 15-10, 17-15, 15-13
Ananth More beat Sunil Verma 13-15, 15-4, 15-6, 15-5
Chandrakant Pawar beat Ramesh More 16-17, 15-10, 15-11, 17-15
Rajesh Verma beat Rajesh Sonawane 15-4, 15-4, 15-13
Mens :
Akhil Behl beat D. Yadav 15-7, 15-0, 15-2
Abhijit Kukreja beat Niraj Shirgaokar 15-8, 13-15, 15-1, 15-10
Manish Chotrani beat Amitpal Kohli 7-15, 15-8, 15-12, 15-0
Saket Wali beat Cyrus Poncha 15-7, 9-15, 11-15, 15-3, 15-11
Womens :
Rhea Bhandare beat Karishma Juneja 15-12, 15-10, 15-7
Mekhla Subedar beat Sunita Chaudhary 15-5, 15-9, 15-7
Parineeta Chaudhari beat Sarita Jetwani 15-11, 15-4, 15-12
Deepali Anvekar beat Kavita N 15-3, 15-1, 15-1

 

Press Articles of tournament : 

Kohli masters Doshi, meets Jaiswal in title clash
(Article in Asian Age, Mumbai : 14/8/1998)

Second seeded Parth Doshi crashed out of the Dewan Housing Squash Classic, after being outlasted by Amit Pal Kohli, who will now meet the top seed Awish Jaiswal in the finals of tourney, which has been organized by the Professionals Squash Association, and played at the Otters Club in Bandra here on Thursday.

Doshi, who had fallen to the second seed during the selection trials for the World Juniors, showed immense determination as he fought back after a dropping a game and won the semi final clash 13-15, 15-12, 15-9, 15-14.

He will now vie for the champion’s purse of Rs.7,500 against the top seed, who scored a runaway victory, doling out a straight games thrashing to giant killer Abhijit Kukreja, who had sent the fourth seed Niraj Shirgaokar packing. Kukreja just could not reproduce the same form and was completely outclassed by Jaiswal, who won 15-6, 15-12, 15-9.

But the day belonged to the eighteen year old Kohli, who scored a tactical victory over the second seed. Kohli, who loves play his strikes, cut the frills off his game and concentrated on keeping the effort down. The Commerce student pinned Parth Doshi onto the backcourt, thus giving his opponent few opportunities to go for the kill. “ I relied on my fitness, ran for everything and let him commit mistakes,” Kohli said after his marathon encounter.

Second seed Siddharth Suchde  scored an impressive 15-8, 15-12, 15-11 victory over Jaikaran Juneja and will take on the top seed  Junaid Nathani in the under-16 final. In the professional event, an unfit top seed Rajesh Verma was ousted by Santosh More. Verma, who sustained a fall in his quarter final match, could not regain his form and went down 12-15, 6-15, 4-15.

 

Kukreja stuns Niraj Shirgaokar
(Article in Times of India, Mumbai : 13/8/1998)

Abhijit Kukreja stunned fourth seed Niraj Shirgaokar 15-8, 13-15, 15-1, 15-10 in a men’s quarter final match of the Otter’s Club, Bandra, here on Wednesday.

In another exciting encounter, Saket Wali got past an exuberant Cyrus Poncha 15-7, 9-15, 11-15, 15-3, 15-11.

National Champion Akhil Behl was on course for the title as he scored a comfortable 15-7, 15-0, 15-2 win over D. Yadav. Manish Chotrani dropped a game enroute to beating Amit Pal Kohli 7-15, 15-8, 15-12, 15-0.

In a boys under-16 quarter final match Junaid Nathani trounced Auloke Mathur 15-9, 15-5, 15-10.

National Champion and topseed Mekhala Subedar and second seed Rhea Bhandare recorded straight games wins to move into the women’s semi finals.

In the boys under-19 section, second seeded Parth Doshi crushed Mahesh Verma 15-5, 15-6, 15-9 while fourth seeded Abhijit Kukreja trounced fifth seed Jaikaran Juneja 15-13, 15-13,15-10 in their quarter final matches.

In the professionals quarter-finals, top seeded Rajesh Verma of Delhi crushed sixth seeded Rajesh Sonawane 15-4, 15-4, 15-13 while second seeded Chandrakant Pawar pipped fifth seed Ramesh More 16-17, 15-10, 15-11, 17-15.

Third seeded Anant More defeated seven seeded Sunil Verma 13-15, 15-4, 15-6, 15-5 while fourth seeded Santosh More edged out eight seed Riaz Mohammed 12-15, 15-10, 17-15, 15-13 to fill up the last two semi finals berth.

 

Junaid Nathani, Suchde to clash in the finals
(Article in Free Press Journal : 14/8/1998)

Top seeded Junaid Nathani will clash with unseeded Sidharth Suchde in the boys under-16 final of the Rs.1.4 lakh Dewan Housing Squash Classic at the Otters Club, Bandra here on Friday. 

Nathani played an attacking game, after dropping a close first game. He never let his rival settle down thereafter and won the next three games with out a sweat. 

Third seeded Amit Pal Kohli also caused a mild flutter when he ousted junior international and seeded Parth Doshi 13-15, 15-12, 15-9, 15-14 on way to the boy’s  under-19 final. 

National women’s champion and top seed Mekhala Subedar of Nasik downed talented youngster and fourth seed Rhea Bhandare of Mumbai 15-9, 15-7, 10-15, 15-4 to move into the final.

 

Top Seed Jaiswal overcomes Manchanda
(Article in Indian Express, Mumbai : 12/8/1998)

Awish Jaiswal, the top seed, survived a scare by Anshul Manchanda in the boys under-19 event of the 1.4 lakhs Dewan Housing Squash Classic at the auspices of the Professional Squash Association, today. 

Manchanda took the first game before Jaiswal pulled himself together and stepped up the pace to prevail at 12-15, 15-9, 15-10, 15-11. 

Jaiswal proceeded to outplay Kshitij Nowhar 15-4, 15-13, 15-12 to reach the quarter final where he meets unseeded Konark Sharma. 

In the third round Sharma had little to do as Junaid Nathani, the u-16 topseed, conceded a walkover. 

Women’s international Rhea Bhandare met her match in the u-16 event and was beaten by Mihir Sheth 7-15, 10-15, 11-5. 

Santosh More of Otters won a close match against Sachin Jadhav of Club Aquaria, 15-11, 17-16, 15-13, in the professionals event. He now meets Riaz Mohd of Juhu Centaur in the quarters who beat Vijay Sonawne of Andheri Recreation Club, 15-5, 11-15, 15-13, 15-5.

 

Wali Carves out memorable win
(Article in Mid-Day, Mumbai :13/8/1998)

Saket Wali carved out an excellent win, the best seen in the Dewan Housing Squash Classic when he out-played an experienced Cyrus Poncha 15-7, 9-15, 11-15, 15-3, 15-11 to enter the men’s semi-finals of the Rs.1.4 lakh event at the Otters Club yesterday. 

The 19 year old Wali now awaits the winner of the match between Manish Chotrani, the second seed and Amit Pal Kohli. 

Top seed Akhil Behl was in devastating touch as he thrashed D Yadav 15-7, 15-10, 15-2. 

Wali, scored one of his best victories to date and reaching the men’s semi-final for the second time in his career. 

National champion and top seed Mekhala Subedar and second seed and talented youngster Rhea Bhandare recorded straight games wins to move into the women’s semi-finals. 

In the professional quarter-finals, top seeded Rajesh Verma of Delhi crushed sixth seeded Rajesh Sonawane 15-4, 15-4, 15-13 while second seeded Chandrakant Pawar pipped fifth seed Ramesh More 16-7, 15-10, 15-11, 17-15. 

Third seeded Anant More defeated Seventh Seeded Sunil Verma 13-15, 15-4, 15-6, 15-5 while fourth seeded Santosh More edged out eight seed Riaz Mohd 12-15, 15-10, 17-15, 15-13 to fill up the last two semi-finals berth. 

In the boy’s under-19 section, second seeded Parth Doshi crushed Mahesh Verma 15-5, 15-6, 15-9 while fourth seeded Abhijit Kukreja trounced fifth seed Jaikaran Juneja 15-3, 15-13, 15-10 in their quarter-final matches.

 

Pawar triumphs
(Article in Mid-day : 11/8/1998)

Sanjay rallies from brink to surprise Moin Motiwala in the juniors under-19 first round of the Rs.1.4 lakh Dewan Housing Squash Classic, at the Otters Club, Bandra, here on Monday. 

It looked curtains for Sanjay, son of leading coach Chandrakant Pawar, when he lost the first two games and was just a point away from defeat at 11-14 in the third. However, the 15 year old Sanjay, an eight standard student at BPE, Bandra, hung on to take the game and proceeded to prevail at 11-15, 10-15, 17-15, 15-5, 15-2.

“I got a bit overconfident,” confessed the well-built Moin, an 18 year old  student at M.M.K. college. “We play each other at Otter off and on and invariably I would win” he had added.

In another good match in the under-19, Deepak Yadav of Jindal Recreation club overcome Deepali Anvekar, who recently qualified for the Indian Women’s team for the Asian championships but could not make the trip, 15-7, 9-15, 15-13, 15-5.

Vijay Sonawane of Otters wiped out a two-game deficit to put out a fast-tiring Ajaz Mohd. of The Club 12-15, 13-15, 15-14, 15-3, 15-7, in the professional’ event.

Devdas Tambe of Bombay Gymkhana defeated Narayan Sonawane of Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana, 15-11, 15-8, 8-15, 10-15, 15-9. in another contest between professionals.

In two good matches in the under-16 event Yogin Thakur beat Aditya Manjrekar 10-15, 15-10, 17-15, 11-15, 15-10 and Vikram Apte overcome Taha Nabi, 15-11, 15-10, 13-15, 15-12.

 

Jaiswal Stretched
(Article in Daily, Mumbai : 12/8/1998)

Top seed Awish Jaiswal was given a mild jolt by unseeded Anshul Manchanda before reaching the quarter-finals of the under-19 boy’s singles in the Rs.1.4 lakh Dewan Housing Squash Classic, organized by the professional Squash Association, at the Otters Club here today.

Anshul, son of former National champion and services ace Raj Manchanda, surprised Jaiswal by winning the first game 15-12 before losing the next three 9-15, 10-15, 11-15 in their second round clash.

Jaiswal scored a much more convincing win over Kshitij Nowhar 15-4, 15-13, 15-12 later in the day to move into the last eight where he meets unseeded Konark Sharma.

In the third round, Sharma gained a walk over from under-16 boy’s topseed Junaid Nathani.

Women’s international Rhea Bhandare, who represented India at the Asian seniors in Malaysia recently., met her match in the under-16 event and was beaten by Mihir Sheth 7-15, 10-15, 11-15.

In  the professionals section, Santosh More (Otters) prevailed over Sachin Jadhav (Aquaria) 15-11, 17-16, 15-13, to earn a quarter-final meeting with Riaz Mohammed (Juhu Centaur) who ousted Vijay Sonawane (Andheri Recreation) 15-5, 11-15, 15-13, 15-5 in the other quarter-final.

Also in the last eight were Rajesh Verma (Dhampur Sugar), Rajesh Sonawane (Willingdon Catholic), Anant More (CCI) and Sunil Verma (Jindal).

 

Subedar has it easy
(Article in Daily, Mumbai : 15/8/1998)

National womens’ championship Mekhala Subedar of Nasik and top-seeded under-16 player Junaid Nathani recorded straight games wins to clinch the women’s and boys’ (under –16) titles respectively on the last day of the Rs.1.4 lakh prize money Dewan Housing Squash Classic at the Otters Club here today, reports PTI.

In the final, top-seeded Subedar drubbed second seed Deepali Anvekar 15-6, 15-2, 15-5 in a totally one-sided match while Nathani subdued 15-7, 15-11, 15-10.

In the professionals event, fourth-seeded Santosh More defeated second-seeded Chandrakant Pawar 13-15, 15-13, 15-6, 15-13, while third seed Amit Pal Kohli got a walk over from fourth seed Awish Jaiswal as the latter reported sick.

Mekhala was too good her opponent. She kept attacking her rival’s backhand to win some easy points. Deepali was moving very slowly on the court and this really hampered her progress in the match.

Junaid played a very attractive game and won with lot to spare.

In the men’s final, National champion Akhil Behl lost to second seed Manish Chotrani 10-15, 11-15, 15-11, 15-17.

 

26th Tournament Organised by ISP

 

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