KHAR GYMKHANA - ORIX
WEST ZONE INTER-SCHOOL / COLLEGE SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIP 2002
At Khar Gymkhana, Mumbai :
winning team (Boy's Under-15 event) Manek Mathur,
Nikhil Seth & Naishad
Lalwani, along with Cricketer Vinod
Kambli (Chief Guest), Manu Dadlani (President, Khar Gymkhana),
Malhotra(Vice President, Khar Gymkhana) & Amar Bachani at the prize distribution
ceremony held at Khar Gymkhana.
Mathur shocks Jangra for
title Afternoon - 20 / 8 / 2002
Third seed Manek Mathur’s upset
victory over top seed Sandeep Jangra was the high-light of the day, even
as other seeded players justified their billing on the final day of the
West Zone Orix Khar Gymkhana Inter-School and Jr. College Squash
Tournament, at the coloured courts of the Khar Gymkhana on Sunday.
Mathur, employing safety-first tactics
and not trying anything adventurous, won in three games at 15-13, 15-10,
15-12.Top seeds in the boys
and girls under- 19 age groups Sahil Vora and Alisha Mashruwala as well as
Vikram Malhotra, the top seed in the boys under- 13 also emerged
The first game between Mathur and
Jangra was a close affair with scores running level will 13-13, before
Mathur won two points on his own serve, Jangra finding the tin.Thereafter, Mathur was in control, content to keep the ball in
play, waiting for Jangra to make mistakes, which he did regularly, giving
Mathur a comfortable victory.
bags two in collegiate squash
in Mid-Day, Mumbai : 14/8/2002)
H R College scored a double on the second day of the
West Zone Orix – Khar Gymkhana Inter – School and Junior College
Squash Tournament, winning the teams event titles in the boys under-19 and
under-17 categories, though in constrating fashion.
In boys under-19, H R College were easy winners over
Jai Hind College, winning 3-0, the victories coming through Mumbai’s no
1 Junior player Sahil Vora, Abural Gill and Yogin Thakur.
However, they had to toil harder in the under-17
final against Jindal Vidya Mandir, winning 2-1, the deciding victory
coming through Dhiraj Nagpal.
It was Jindal who took the lead through top-seeded
Sandeep Jangra, who beat Rushabh Vora 15-11, 15-4. However, H R College
bounced back through Karanpal Sethi, who got the better of Sarvesh Chauhan
11-15, 15-8, 17-15.
The decider between Arun Sharma and Dhiraj Nagpal was
also a thriller, with Nagpal prevailing in three games.
The decider saw scores running level till 12-12,
before Sharma began suffering a case of nerves. Hitting the tin once and
offering Nagpal a killer on the match points. He managed to save one, but
then hit another loose shot to set up the winner for Nagpal, who finally
prevailed 10-15, 15-10, 15-12.
Hind, H R College to clash for title
in Free Press Journal, Mumbai : 13/8/2002)
Jai Hind College and H R College took contrasting
paths into the final of the boys under-19 team event of the Orix Khar
Gymkhana West Zone Inter-College Squash Tournament on Monday.
While Jai Hind College beat Birla College 2-1, H R
College were awarded a walkover by Cathedral.
Jai Hind had a disastrous start when Bipin Batra lost
the first singles match to Ritesh Sharma 15-12,16-17, 10-15, but Avinash Bhatija and Aditya Shastri ensured
victory for Jai Hind and a place in the final with victories over Raju
Mishra and Bhim Kumar respectively.
The under-13 team final will pit Cathedral ‘A’
against Jindal Vidya Mandir.
Cathedral’A’ beat their second string team 2-0
while Jindal Vidya Mandir accounted for Cathedral ‘C’ 2-0 in the
second semi final.
player clear first hurdle easily
in Free Press Journal, Mumbai : 15/8/2002)
Seeded players without much of a fuss cleared the
first hurdles on the third day of the West Zone Orix Khar Gymkhana
Inter-School and Junior College Squash Tournament at the Khar Gymkhana
coloured squash courts on Wednesday.
Second seed Manek Mathur, third seed Naishad Lalwani
and fourth seed Vikram Malhotra sailed through easily in the boys under-15
age group winning by the short route. Mathur subdued Kunwarpal Singh 15-3,
15-6, Lalwani tamed Suraj Babu 15-2, 15-3 and Malhotra outplayed Gaurav
Khandelwal 15-10, 15-2 to progress to the second round.
However, there were quite a few matches that went the
distance. The match between unseeded Ankit Verma and Akash Mehta saw the
former win 15-17, 17-16, 17-15, each point being closely contested and
both players completely washed out after the long encounter in humid
conditions. Similarly, Anup Sharma was taken the distance by Yohan
Sachdeva before winning 15-7, 13-15, 15-8.
Action among the girls too saw the seeded players
going through their first round matches with ease, second seed Nusrat
Madraswala and fourth seeded Subhika Bhilka winning in straight games.
Madraswala overcome Shivangi Paranjpe 15-9, 15-6 and Bhilka preavailed
over Baktiveda Dhaul 15-9, 15-12.
in Indian Express, Mumbai : 17/08/2002)
TWO fourth-seeded players fell by the wayside during
the pre-quarter-finals of the West Zone Orix Khar Gymkhana Inter-School
and Junior College Squash Tournament at the coloured squash courts of Khar
Gymkhana, here, on Friday.
In the boys under-17 category, fourth seed Dhiraj
Nagpal of HR College lost to Jindal Vidyalaya’s Arun Sharma 11-15, 15-8,
younger brother Anup accounted for fourth seed Nitin Chauhan in the boys
Nagpal, who was a part of the team title winning team
could not come to terms with the fast pace set by Arun Sharma, losing the
first game quite tamely.Falling
into an early deficit, Sharma then let up a bit in the second, probably
saving his best for the decider, in which he once again set a scorching
pace to wear down Nagpal and win the match.
In the boys under-19 category, top seed Sahil Vora
and second seed Mihir Sheth advanced to the quarter-finals with
struggles into semis
in Indian Express, Mumbai : 16/08/2002)
FOURTH seed Shubhika Bhilka of HR College was made to
toil for five games by Madhura Paranjpe of St Anne’s High School, before
advancing to the girls under-19 semi-finals in the West Zone Orix Khar
Gymkhana Inter-School and Junior College Squash Tournament, at the
coloured courts of Khar Gymkhana on Thursday.
Shubhika, who lost the first two games, rallied
brilliantly to win the match 12-15, 12-15, 15-2, 15-5, 15-8 and advance
into the round of four.Also
making it to the semi-finals was third seed Shaila Pandole of Jai Hind
College, who upset second seed Nusrat Madraswala 15-7, 17-14, 15-11.
The first round matches in the boys under-17 and
under-19 categories saw no hiccups as the fancied players moved ahead with
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