Supreet Singh overcomes Rohan for title (Article in Free Press Journal, Mumbai : 7/4/2004)
Otters Club’s Supreet
Singh showed plenty of grit and determination as he rallied in grand
fashion to put it across Khar Gymkhana’s Rohan Gracias in four games in the
men’s singles final of the Rs.50,000 prize money Tulip Star – ISP Doubles
Squash Tournament, organised by the Indian Squash Professionals and played
at the air-conditioned glass-backed squash courts of Hotel Tulip Star.
Supreet, one of the
players backed by the Squash Racquets Federation of India to play on the PSA
circuit, struggled initially against Gracias, a relative newcomer to the
game. He dropped the opening game, but fought back to win the next three
games to record a 11-15, 15-6, 15-5, 15-6 win and take home the winner’s
purse of Rs.6,000. Gracious had to be content with the runner-up cash prize
The doubles title round
was a thriller with the pairing of C S Pawar and Sanjay Goyal edging out
Avinash Bhavnani and Cral Bokdawala 15-11, 13-15, 11-15, 15-14, 15-10 for
the top prize of Rs.10,000.
13th Road sports a
new champion (Article in Westside Plus, Mumbai : 21/4/2004)
Supreet Singh of Otters
Club defeated Rohan Grasious of Khar Gymkhana in the Tulip Star – ISP
Doubles Squash Tournament organised by the Indian Squash Professional. Even
though Singh lost the first set 11-15, he fought his way to win the next
three sets 15-6, 15-5, 15-6.
“Even though I lost the
first game, I always had a feeling of winning the match, as I was more fit
than Rohan, so I knew that at some stage of the match he would get tired,”
In the quarter finals,
Singh won over fellow club player Avinash Bhavnani. He won the game 15-3,
In the semi-finals, he
trounced Vikram Malhotra. Singh won the first game by narrow margin of 17-16
and sailed his way to the best of three.
“I can’t take Vikram
lightly,” he said. “He played the first game really well and he won the
points on his merit.”
In the doubles final,
nine time national champion Chandrakant Pawar, paired with Sanjay Goyal to
defeat Avinash Bhavnani and Carl Bokdawala by 3-2. Pawar and Goyal won the
first set 15-11. But, the next two sets went to opponents 13-15, 11-15.
After this, the duo
rallied convincingly by taking the next two sets 15-14 and 15-10 to spirit
their way into another championship win.
to meet Gracious in final (Article in Mid-Day, Mumbai : 5/4/2004)
Supreet Singh of Otters
Club will clash with Khar Gymkhana’s Rohan Gracious in the men’s singles
final of the Rs.50,000 prize money Tulip Star – ISP Doubles Squash
Tournament, organised by Indian Squash Professionals.
In the semi-finals at the
glass-backed squash courts of hotel Tulip Star, Singh defeated club-mate
Vikram Malhotra 17-16, 15-5, while Gracious was a 15-13, 15-13 winner over
Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana’s Sachin Jadhav.
Vikram Malhotra, yet to
turn 16, and one of the country’s future squash stars, put up a brave fight
against the elder and stronger Supreet in the first game, managing to stay
abreast in points and coming up with some great winners himself. However,
the physical disparity told on the younger player in the second game, which
he lost rather tamely.
Gill gobbles up Nagpal (Article in Indian Express, Mumbai : 3/4/2004)
Khar Gymkhana’s Dhiraj
Nagpal put up a brave show against established player Anurag Gill of Otters
Club before losing in three games in the men’s pre-quarter-finals of the
Rs.50,000 prize money Tulip Star – ISP Doubles Squash Tournament, organized
by the Indian Squash Professionals at the air-conditioned glass-backed
courts of the Hotel Tulip Star. Nagpal, a slow starter, lost the first game
11-15, but came into his own with some good shots in the second to win
15-13, before his heavier girth caused him to slow down in the decider,
which he lost 9-15. Also going the distance was the match between Otter’s
Club’s Avinash Bhavnani and The Leela’s Sanjay Pawar, with the former
winning 15-9, 12-15, 15-9.
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