ISP Squash


  At Khar Gymkhana, Mumbai : 6-8-2000

At the prize distribution ceremony of the Khar Gymkhana West Zone Inter-School/Junior College Squash Championship (Standing from left)
Shiv Malhotra (Hon. Sec. Khar Gymkhana), Vanita Bhandari (Exe.Com. Member SRAM), Nitin Gadekar (President, Khar Gymkhana), Mahendra Agarwal (Hon.Sec. SRAM), Supriya Balsekar (Winner Girls Under 19), Alisha Mashruwala (Winner, Girls Under 15), Vikram Malhotra (Winner Boys Under 11) & Sandeep Jangra (Winner Boys Under 13)

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All Results:

Boys Under-11:
Vikram Malhotra (Maneckji Cooper) bt Nitin Chauhan (Jindal, Vashind)15-7, 15-7, 15-7.
Boys Under-13: Sandeep Jangra (Jindal) bt Naishad Lalwani 15-5, 15-8, 13-15, 15-11.
Boys Under-15: Rishab Singhavi (Scottish) bt Ritesh Sharma (Jindal) 15-12, 17-16, 15-9.
Boys Under-17: Vishal Kapoor (HR) bt Sahil Vora (HR) 12-15,15-13,15-13,11-15,15-14.
Boys Under-19: Junaid Nathani (HR) bt Sahil Vora (HR) 15-3,15-17,15-9,15-11.
Girls Under-15: Alisha Mashruwala (Bombay International) bt Natasha Lall (Cathedral) 15-11,15-4,15-11
Girls Under-19: Supriya Balsekar (Bombay International) bt Rachita Vora (HR) 15-9, 15-6,15-5

Boys Under-11: 
Vikram Malhotra (Maneckji Cooper) bt Jay Dalal (Cathedral) 15-3,15-5,15-5
Nitin Chauhan (Jindal) bt Anup Sharma (Jindal) 12-15, 15-12, 17-14, 15-7
Boys Under-15: 
Rishabh Singhavi (Bombay Scottish) bt Siddharth Samantray (ISCKON) 17-14,15-9,15-8
Ritesh Sharma (Jindal) bt Sandeep Jangra (Jindal) 17-14, 15-8, 15-6.
Boys Under-17: 
Sahil Vora (Cathedral) bt Mihir Sheth (Cathedral) 15-11,15-12,15-10           
Vishal Kapoor (HR) bt Supreet Singh (Sainath College, Vashi) 15-12,15-12,15-9.
Vishal Kapoor lost to Sahil Vora (game cancelled)
Boys Under-19: 
Junaid Nathani (HR) bt Supreet Singh (Sainath College,Vashi) 15-12,15-12,15-9
Girls Under-15:  
Alisha Mashruwala (Bombay Intnl.) bt Liana Deboo (Bombay Scottish) 15-9,15-9,15-13.
Natasha Lall (Cathedral) bt Shailee Shelke (Fr Agnel, Vashi) 15-3, 15-6, 15-5.
Girls Under-19:  
Supriya Balsekar bt Kanika Premnarayan 15-5,15-4,15-8

Boys Under-11: Anup Sharma bt Gaurav Walla 15-8,15-6,15-7,15-8
Nitin Chauhan bt Vir Seth 15-9,15-12,15-13
Jay Dalal bt Ishan Balwani 15-14,15-13,17-15
Vikram Malhotra bt Parth Jindal 15-2,15-2,15-4
Boys Under-13: Sandeep Jangra bt Laxman Joshi 15-2,15-1,15-2
Manek Mathur bt Jay Bhagat 11-15,9-15,15-8,17-16,15-11
Nikhil Seth bt Harjit Setgi 15-13,15-9,15-11 

Boys Under-15:
Rishabh Singhavi bt Nikhil Seth 15-3, 15-8, 15-12
Sandeep Jangra bt Jay Bhagat 15-13, 15-1, 11-15, 15-10
Siddharth Samantray bt Gautam Kalani 15-8, 15-13, 9-15, 11-15, 15-13
Ritesh Sharma bt Aditya Manjrekar 15-13, 6-15, 5-12, 11-15, 6-15
Team event: Jindal bt Arya Vidya Mandir 3-0, Maneckji Cooper beat Jindal “B”321
Under-17: H.R.Commerce bt Cathedral 2-0
Under 19: Jai Hind bt CHM Ulhasnagar 2-0

Girls Under-15:Liana Deboo bt  Pia Seth 15-15, 15-4, 15-2
Natasha Lall bt Anushka Sawhney 15-4, 15-2, 15-7
Alisha Mashruwalla bt Saasha Sahani 15-1, 15-12, 15-1
Shailee  Shelke bt Shweta Singh 15-9, 15-7, 15-6
Girls Under-19: Nusrat Madraswalla lost to Rhea Bhandare 1-15, 2-15, 5-15
Rachita Vora beat Shubhika Bilkha 15-6,15-8,15-2
Kanika Premnarayan beat Shaila Pandole 15-9, 15-12, 15-10
Supriya Balsekar bt Natasha Lall 15-7, 15-3, 15-4


Cathedral bt Jindal 2-1 
Nikhil Seth lost to Sandeep Jangra 15-13,15-10
Naishad Lalwani bt Anup Sharma 15-7,15-13, 15-4.
Jay Bhagat bt Nitin Chauhan 15-4,15-4,15-3
Under-15: Bombay Scottish bt Cathedral 2-1
Rushab Vora 15-6, 15-5, 15-13
Karan Pal Sethi bt Gautam Kalani 15-4, 15-8, 15-6
Liana Deboo lost to Manek Mathur 15-4,15-7,15-9
Under-17: HR Commerce bt Cathedral 2-1
Anurag Gill bt Hrishikesh Pendse 15-2,15-3,15-5
Sahil Vora w/o Sharang Mugve
Vishal Kapoor w/o Mihir Seth.
Under-19: HR Commerce bt Jai Hind 2-1
Junaid Nathani bt Animesh Kejriwal 15-7,15-11,15-3
Vaibhav Gupta bt Swapnil Gandhi 15-9,13-15,15-8,8-15,15-13
Sahil Morarjee lost to Neville Madon 6-15,9-15

Under-13: Jindal 'A' bt Maneckji Cooper 2-0
Sandeep Jangra bt Vikram Malhotra 15-9,15-9,17-14
Anup Sharma bt Harsh Thakur 15-4,15-5,15-8
Under-15: Bombay Scotish bt Jindal 2-1
Rishab Singhavi bt Ritesh Sharma 15-9,15-13,15-9
Karan Pal Sethi bt Sarvesh Chauhan 15-9,15-5,15-3
Rajiv Mishra bt Liana Deboo 15-6,15-5,15-5
Cathedral bt ML Jasuben 2-1
Rushab Vora bt Dhiraj Nagpal 15-10,9-15,14-17,15-4,15-5
Gautam Kalani bt Nikhil Kapoor 15-3,15-3,15-8,
Saubh Dwivedi bt Manek Mathur 15-9,15-7,15-10
Under-17: Cathedral 'A' bt Jai Hind College 2-0
Hrishikesh Pendse bt Rhea Bhandare 15-11,15-11,15-10
Mithi Seth bt Bipin Batra 15-11,15-10,15-9
HR College w/o Mithibai College

Jindal bt Arya Vidya Mandir 3-0
Maneckji Cooper bt Jindal 'B'321
Under-17: HR Commerce bt Cathedral 2-0
Under-19: Jai Hind bt CHM Ulhasnagar 2-0

All Press Articles of the Tournament


Kapoor oust Vora in nail-biting final 
(article in Asian Age, Mumbai : 7/8/2000)

The decision ion by Sahil Vora of HR Commerce, to go for a single point decider instead of three points in the decisive game when it was tied at 14-14, costed him dear, as he went down to Vishal Kapoor 12-15, 15-13, 15-13, 11-15, 15-14 in a marathon final of the boys under-17 West Zone Inter-School and Junior Collegiate Squash Championship at the Khar Gymkhana on Sunday.  

As the scores suggest the match was keenly contested right from the start. In the first game, Sahil got some early points and Vishal under pressure failed to finds his rhythm.  

Sahil was comfortably placed at 11-6, when Vishal struck back his form and took six consecutive points to make it 12-11, but thereafter couldn’t make any further progress and lost the game to Sahil 12-15.  

In the second game, Vishal got some early points but as the game progressed points but as the game progressed points became difficult to come for both the players. From the point when the score was leveled 11-11, Vishal had to slog hard to win the game at 15-13 with Sahil putting a tough fight. The third game was also won by Vishal at 15-13 and the score board read 2-1 in his favour.  

In the fourth game, Vishal could not repeat his earlier performance as Sahil proved too good for him. Sahil was leading at 9-2 when Vishal rallied to make the score 11-13 with Sahil till leading. But then Sahil managed to get two more points to settle the game in his favour, thus pushing the match into decisive fifth game. Both the players fought neck to neck. The climax of the match came when it was tied at 14-14. At this point Sahil went for one point decider, and Vishal gained a stroke for obstruction by Sahil, which decided the match in favour of Vishal, thus providing an exciting end to the finals.


Siddharth, Ritesh scrape into semi-finals 
(Article in Indian Express, Mumbai : 5/8/2000)

On a day of exciting encounters, Siddharth Samantray (Iskon) and Ritesh Sharma (Jindal, Vasind) scored hard-fought victories to march into the semi-finals of the Khar Gymkhana and Sindhishaan com-sponsored West Zone Inter-School and Inter-Junior Collegiate Squash Championship on the fourth day of the six day competition at the Khar Gymkhana courts, on Friday.  

Participating in the under-15, section, Siddharth pipped Gautam Kalani (Cathedral) 15-8, 15-13, 9-15, 11-15, 15-13, while Ritesh got the better of Aditya Manjrekar (Sacred Heart, Santa Cruz) 13-15, 15-6, 12-15, 15-11, 15-6.  

In yet another close quarter final encounter Sahil Vora (HR Commerce) advanced with a 15-7, 15-4, 15-7 triumph over Bipin Batra in the under-17 category.


Vishal Kapoor quells Vora’s challenge 
(Article in Times of India, Mumbai : 7/8/2000)

Vishal Kapoor won a one hour 30minute battle against Sahil Vora to claim the under-17 boys title in the West Zone inter-school and junior collegiate squash championship at the Khar Gymkhana courts on Sunday. At 14-all in the decider, Vora called straight with Kapoor serving. The India Junior international made no mistake. Kapoor finally prevailed at 12-15, 15-13, 15-13, 11-15, 15-14. Vora ended up on the losing made again in the under-19 final where Junaid Nathani beat his H.R. Commerce teammate 15-3, 15-17, 15-9, 15-11.

Vikram Malhotra claimed the under-11 on his home courts beating Nitin Chauhan of Jindal without dropping a game. Sandeep Jangra (under-13), however, won some back for Jindal, whose Ritesh Sharma lost to Rishab Singhavi in the under-15 final.  

Supriya Balsekar claimed the under-19 girls title beating Rachita Vora straight, while Alisha Mashruwala won the under-15 title at the expense of Natasha Lall.  


Balsekar to clash with Vora in squash final
(Article in Asian Age, Mumbai : 6/8/2000)

Supriya Balsekar outplayed Kanika Premnarayan 15-5, 15-4, 15-8 to set up a title clash with Rachita Vora in the Girls Under-19 West Zone Inter School and Inter Junior Collegiate Squash Championship at the Khar Gymkhana on Saturday.  

Rachita Vora made her way into the finals also with a clean sweep victory over Rhea Bhandare 15-8, 15-12, 15-8. Vikram Malhotra crushed Jay Dalal 15-3, 15-5, 15-5 to reach the under-11 boys finals. Anup Sharma, who beat Nitin Chauhan 15-12, 15-12, 17-14, is the other player in the same category to make it to the final to be played on Sunday.


Talent abundant 
(Article in Mid-Day, Mumbai : 9/8/2000)

The results spoke for themselves. At the sponsored West Zone Inter-School and junior College Squash Championship which concluded at Khar Gymkhana on Sunday, the ripples were caused by players who had been part of the Team Mid-Day training trip to Kuala Lumpur.  

Vikram Malhotra out classed the opposition in the boys under-11 and reached the semi-finals of the under-13. Young Ishaan Balwani made it to the last eight of the under-11. Manek Mathur was a semi-finalist in the under-13. Siddharth Samantray did likewise in the under-15. Supreet Singh reached the last four stage in both the under-17 and under-19. In the junior girls, Natasha Lall was in the final of the under-15 and Rachita Vora in the under-19. Vora defeated former Indian International Rhea Bhandare in the semis of the under-19. Shailee Shelke lost to lall in the under-15 semis. The performance of these juniors came was proof of the pudding. They had improved considerably after their stint in Kuala Lumpur with K.H.Ong. The Parents have seen the change and more important, the other players have felt it.  

The six days at Khar Gymkhana was an eye-opener for many and indeed there have been several player who missed out on the trip, be it due to threats or other problems, who are keen to go next May. The tournament itself was a grand success. There was a record 185 entries, there were 50 prizes ranging from Macdonald vouchers, denim jeans, gift coupons from Selection Centre, toys and cartoons. There was free food and refreshment for the players and it all made a very friendly atmosphere. The event was a joint effort of SRAM, ISP and Khar Gymkhana. Vanita Bhandari was the Tournament Director. At the venue the indefatiguable Shiv Malhotra, squash secretary of Khar Gymkhana, did a wonderful job.  

He was ably assisted by a group of dedicated workers. The ISP bridge headed by Chandrakant Pawar were in charge of scheduling matches and referees. Perhaps the best way to sum it all is in the words of a parent,

“This has been the best Inter-School event. We have never seen anything like it,”


Vishal, Vikram reign supreme 
(Article in Free Press Journal, Mumbai : 7/08/2000)

TOP seeded Vishal Kapoor of H R Commerce clinched top honour after an exciting under-17 final against his second seeded college-mate Sahil Vora in the West Zone Inter-Schools & Juniors Collegiate Squash Championship at the Khar Gymkhana on Sunday. 

The event was co-sponsored by Khar Gym and 

Vishal emerged victorious –12-15, 15-13, 15-14, 11-15, 15-14 mainly due to his knack at varying the pace of the game, which had Sahil in all sorts of trouble in the crucial decider. The point that eventually decided the match, after 14-all, was a ‘stroke’ awarded to Vishal, on an obstruction from Sahil. 

Maneckjee Cooper’s Vikram Malhotra proved too hot for Nitin Chauhan of Jindal (Vasind) in the under-11 final. Vikram, who will be off for HongKong to participate in the HongKong Juniors Opens won 15-7, 15-7 and 15-7 with consummate ease. 


Supreet upsets Mihir 
(Article in Times of India, Mumbai : 5/08/2000)

Sixth seeded Supreet Singh caused an upset in the boys under-19 quarterfinals when beating third seed Mihir Seth in the West Zone schools and juniors college squash championship sponsored by at the Khar Gymkhana on Friday. Supreet, who was among the group that underwent coaching at Malaysian’s Petra Foundation, won 14-17, 15-14, 15-12 and 15-3. 

Jindal School lad Ritesh Sharma won a ding dong tussle against Aditya Manjrekar of scared Heart to move into the boys under-15 semifinals. Sharma won 15-13, 6-15, 15-12, 11-15, 6-15. 

Another hard-fought clash saw Siddharth Samantary of Iskon edging out Gautam Kalani of Cathedral with every point being fought for. Siddharth won 15-8, 15-13, 9-15, 11-15, 15-13.

35th Tournament Organised by ISP