ISP Squash

KHAR GYMKHANA All India School/Junior College Individual Open Squash Championship


8th Sept 2004 at Khar Gymkhana, Mumbai.


At the prize distribution function of Khar Gymkhana - Air tel All India Schools/College Individual Squash championship from left to right:  Paramjeet Singh (Winner Boys U-13),  Vikram Malhotra (Winner Under-15), Sandeep Jhangra (Winner Under-17), Mahendra Agarwal  (Founder Director, ISP), Vikas Jangra (Winner Under-19),  Ankita Sharma (Winner Girls Under-13) Ashish Gupta (PRO, SRAM), Shivangi Paranjpe (Winner Girls Under-19), Mahesh Mangaonkar (Winner Under-11), Shiv Malhotra (Vice President, Khar Gymkhana & Treasure SRAM), Sanjay Goyal (ISP), Insp Pradeep Sharma & Advocate Ramesh Singh.

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All Results :

Finals :

Boys U-19 :1-Vikas Jangra (R K Talreja College, Ulhasnagar) bt 3-Rushabh Vora (H R College) 9-2, 9-3, 9-2.
Boys U-17 : 1-Sandeep Jangra (Jindal) bt 2-Manek Mathur (CCI Squash Academy) 9-6,5-9, 9-6,9-1.
Boys U-15 : 1-Vikram Malhotra (Beacon High School, Mumbai) bt 2-Laxmen Joshi (Jindal) 9-5, 4-9,4-9, 9-3, 9-2.
Boys U-13 : Paramjeet Singh (Dhampur) bt Aditya Jagtap (Bombay Scottish) 9-3, 4-9, 9-5, 9-7.
Boys U-11: 1-Mahesh Mangaonkar (Don Bosco School) bt 2-Tarun Nambiar 9-2, 5-9, 10-9, 9-3.
Girls U-19 : 1-Shivangi Paranjpe (St. Anne’s, Fort) bt Madhura Paranjpe (St. Anne’s, Fort) 9-7,9-1, 9-2.
Girls U-13 : 2-Ankita Sharma (Arya Vidya Mandir) bt 1-Sachika Balwani (Bombay Scottish) 9-7,9-6, 9-2.

All Semifinals :
Boys U-19 :
1-Vikas Jangra (R K Talreja College, Ulhasnagar) Imran Khan (Dhampur) 10-8, 9-3, 9-1; 
3-Rushabh Vora (H R College) bt 4-Manek Mathur (CCI Squash Academy) 9-4, 9-8, 9-1.

Boys U-17 :
1-Sandeep Jangra (Jindal) bt 3-Naresh Kumar (Dhampur) 3–9, 9-0, 9-0, 0-9, 9-7;
2-Manek Mathur (CCI Squash Academy) bt 4-Vikram Malhotra (Beacon High School) 9-1, 9-2, 9-4.
Boys U-15 :
1-Vikram Malhotra (Beacon High School) bt  3-Nitin Chauhan (Jindal) 9-0, 9-2, 9-1;
2-Laxmen Joshi (Jindal) bt 4-Navin Jangra (Jindal) 9-0, 9-6, 9-7.
Boys U-13 :
Paramjeet Singh (Dhampur) bt 1-Ravi Dixit (UP) 9-7, 3-9, 9-7, 9-4;
Aditya Jagtap (Bombay Scottish) bt Karm Kumar (Shriam School, Delhi)9-1, 9-7, 9-1.
Boys U-11 :
1-Mahesh Mangaonkar (Don Bosco School) bt 4-Rohan Paranjpe (CCI Academy) 9-1, 9-3, 9-4; 
2-Tarun Nambiar bt 3-Caran Arora (CCI Academy) 2-9, 9-4, 8-10, 9-5, 9-1.
Girls U-19 :
1-Madhura Paranjpe (St.Anne’s, Fort) bt 4-Lydia John (Delhi) 9-1, 9-1, 9-1;
3-Shivangi Paranjpe (St. Anne’s, Fort) bt 2-Shahnaz Dastur (Catherdal and John Canon School) 3-9, 9-3,9-0, -9, 9-4.
Girls U-13 :
1-Sachika Balwani (Bombay Scottish) bt Anju Sharma (Jindal) 9-6, 9-2, 9-6;
2-Ankita Sharma (Arya Vidya Mandir) bt Rinki Soni (Jindal) 9-4, 9-1, 9-2.

All Quarterfinals :

Boys U-17 : 
1-Sandeep Jangra (Jindal) bt Tanmay Govil (Pune) 9-0, 9-0, 9-0
3-Naresh Kumar (Dhampur) bt Laxman Joshi (Jindal) 9-2, 9-1, 7-9, 9-0
4-Vikram Malhotra (Beacon High School) bt Prateek Chalia (Delhi) 10-8, 9-5, 9-2
2-Manek Mathur (CCI Squash Academy) bt Naishad Lalwani (Catherdal School) 9-3, 9-4, 9-3.   
Boys U-15 :
1-Vikram Malhotra (Beacon High School) bt Akhilesh Nayak (Catherda and John Canon) 9-1, 9-0, 9-1
3-Nitin Chauhan (Jindal) bt Abhinav Sinha(Shimla) 9-6, 9-10, 9-6, 9-1
4-Navin Jangra (Jindal) bt Ravi Dixit (Dhampur) 9-0, 9-6, 9-6
2-Laxmen Joshi (Jindal) bt Aditya Jagtap 9-3, 9-2, 9-6.
Boys U-13 :
1-Ravi Dixit (UP) bt Aadit Zaveri (CCI Squash academy) 9-0, 9-2, 9-7
Paramjeet Singh (Dhampur) bt Mahesh Mangaonkar (Don Bosco) 9-4,9-2, 9-7
Karm Kumar (Shriam School, Delhi) bt Rahul D’cunha (Gyan Kendra High School) 7-9, 10-8,10-8, 9-3
Aditya Jagtap (Bombay Scottish) bt Satwik Joshi 9-4, 9-0, 9-0.   
Boys U-11 :
1-Mahesh Mangaonkar (Don Bosco School) bt Deepak Kumar (Dhampur) 9-3, 9-0, 9-1
4-Rohan Paranjpe (CCI Academy) 9-2, 9-4, 9-4
3-Caran Arora (CCI Academy) bt Aviroop Ghosal (Hiranandani Foundation) 9-3, 9-0, 9-0
2-Tarun Nambiar bt Aditya Kochar 9-1, 9-1, 9-2.
Girls U-13 :
1-Sachika Balwani bt Anju Sharma (Jindal) 9-0, 9-2, 9-1
Saumya Karki (Hiranandani Foundation) bt Anissa Malhotra (Catherdal School) 9-0, 9-1, 9-2
Rinki Soni (Jindal) bt Shria Khatri (Hiranandani Foundation) 9-1, 9-3, 9-1
Ankita Sharma bt Anvitaa Chainani 9-4, 9-1, 9-2.   
Girls U-19 :
1-Madhura Paranjpe (St. Anne’s, Fort) bt Ankita Sharma 9-1, 9-1, 9-3
4-Lydia John (Delhi) bt Sachika Balwani (Bombay Scottish) 9-4, 8-10, 9-5, 9-2
3-Shivangi Paranjpe (St. Anne’s, Fort) bt Nikita Emanuel (Sacred Heart High School) 9-2, 9-0,9-5
2-Shahnaz Dastur (Catherdal and John Canon School) bt Gayatri Mathur (Delhi) 9-2, 9-0, 9-1.


Press Articles of the tournament

Jangra on song
(Article in Mid-Day, Mumbai : 7/9/2004)

When Sandeep Jangra stepped in to the Khar Gymkhana squash courts yesterday, there were no signs of nerves. And winning the pre-quarter final of the AirTel All-India inter-school and college squash championship was just a formality. 

Ample proof of the confidence came through a 9-0, 9-2 demolition of Gauresh Sukharamani. 

But things were a lot different two weeks back. In his maiden World Junior (under-19) squash championship in Islamsbad, the 16-year-old was all at the sea against Sebastian Weenik of Netherlands in the first round of the singles event. “I was very nervous and had no idea about the opponent. Such things had never happened to me earlier,” said Jangra. 

But 1-9, 10-8, 3-9, 3-9 loss has also been a great leaning experience. 

“Before the much, I had no idea that the standard would be so high. The players don’t give an inch and don’t make many errors. They are also extremely fit,” the Vasind resident said. 

“But the tournament showed me how much I needed to improve to much players from Pakistan and Egypt. This was a great learning experience and an eye opener. My aim is to reach the semi-finals when I play the world juniors next (in two years time).” 

But there was also a silver lining for Jangra who along with cousin Vikas, Sourav Ghosal, A Parthibhan and Harinder Singh, claimed the fifth spot in the team event. 

“All of us started playing well in the latter stages of the tournament and hence could make it to the last eight,” Jangra said.


Mangaonkar storms into pre-quarters
(Article in Mid-Day, Mumbai : 6/9/2004)

Current under-11 National champion Mahesh Mangaonkar, won two matches on a productive day to reach the pre-quarter-finals of the boys under-11 and under-13 age groups in the Khar Gymkhana-Airtel All India Schools/College Individual Squash Championship, 2004, played at Khar Gymkhana squash courts, here on Sunday. 

Also making the last 16 stage in two age groups of the country’s largest schools and college level tournament were local lads Jay Dalal and Rahul D’Cuncha. Boys under-15 top seed Vikram Malhotra blanked Alok Singh 9-1, 9-0, while Jay Dalal ended the run of Delhi’s Kabir Kar with a 9-1, 9-0 win. 


Paranjpe sisters to clash in U-19 squash final
(Article in Asian Age, Mumbai : 8/9/2004)

Shivangi, the younger of the two Paranjpe sisters who is seeded third, displayed good temperament against second seed Shahnaz Dastur, winning in five games to set up a girls under-19 title clash with top seed and sister Madhura in the Khar Gymkhana-Airtel All India Schools/College Individual Squash Championship at Khar Gymkhana courts on Tuesday.

Shivangi won 3-9, 9-3, 9-0, 6-9, 9-4. Top seed Madhura beat fourth seed Lydia John 9-1, 9-1, 9-1. 

Also setting up an interesting clash were top second seed Manek Mathur in the boys under-17 final.


Top 2 seeds in U-19 squash quarters
(Article in Asian Age, Mumbai : 7/9/2004)

The top two seeds, Vikas Jangra of Jindal College and Rushabh Vora of H.R. College, waltzed into the quarter-finals of the boy’s under-19 event of the Khar Gymkhana-Airtel All India School/College individual squash championship. 

Top seed Vikas hardly broke a sweat as he blanked Mohammed Saquib 9-0, 9-0, while second seed Rushabh also had it easy against city lad Cyrus Vakil, winning 9-2, 9-0 in pre-quarter-final matches at the Khar Gymkhana on Monday. 

Also advancing to the quarter-finals were third seed Manek Mathur of CCI  Squash Academy, Dhiraj Nagpal of H.R. College and Naishad Lalwani of Cathedral and John Connon School. Manek found the going tough against Naresh Kumar of Dhampur before he managed to record a 9-5, 9-6 in his pre-quarter-final match. Unseeded Dhiraj overcame Delhi’s Prateek Chalia in straight games at 9-1, 9-2, while Naishad was made to work hard by Sarvesh Chauhan of Jindal for a 9-7, 2-9, 9-2 win.


Huge field for Khar Gym Squash
(Article in Free Press Journal, Mumbai : 2/9/2004)

Three hundred squash players from schools and colleges round the country will converge at the Khar Gymkhana for the Rs.4 lakh Khar Gymkhana-Airtel All India School/College Individual Squash Championship 2004, which will be held from September 4 to 8. 

This was announced by Khar Gymkhana vice-president Shiv Malhotra and tournament director Ashish Gupta at a press briefing held at the Gymkhana premises on Tuesday,  who also said that the scope of the tournament, earlier a West Zone affair had been increased to the all-India level. 

Easily the largest tournament for schools and colleges in the country and a hunting ground for the young talent, the tournament will see the leading junior players vying for attractive prizes like camcorders, TVs, music systems, DVD players, mobile phones and much more. 

Outstation entries have come in from Delhi, Gujarat, Shimla, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh, besides Pune and Nasik. 

Vikas Jangra and Madhura Paranjpe have been given pride of place among the boys and girls under-19 age groups respectively, while the honour in the boys Under-17 category goes to Sandeep Jangra. The other big names in the fray are Rushabh Vora and Menek Mathur in the under-19 and under-17 age group and Vikram Malhotra in the under-15. 

The tournament is being co-sponsored by I-Ball, while Pepsi is the drinks sponsor.


Vikas, Madhura given top billing
(Article in The Hindu, Chennai : 1/9/2004)

Vikas Jangra (boys under-19) and Madhura Paranjpe (girls under-19) will be looking forward to justifying their top billing in their age group of the Khar Gymkhana-Airtel All India School/College Individual Squash Championship 2004. 

Organised by the Indian Squash Professionals and co-sponsored by I-Ball, the September 4-8 event has competitions in four categories for boys (U-19, 17, 15, 13, 11) and two for girls (19, 13). Games will be played on the British scoring system of nine points and best-of-three games in the initial rounds, best-of-five from the quarter finals onwards. 

Prizes for winners will be in the form of camcorders, DVD players, Mobile phones, music systems, TVs apart from trophies. 

Subsidised accommodation would be provided for outstation players, according to Shiv Malhotra of Khar Gymkhana. 

Sandeep Jangra (u-17), Vikram Malhotra (u-15), Ravi Dixit (u-13), and Mahesh Mangaonkar (u-11) are other boy’s top seeds. 

The top seeding in the girls under-13 section has been given jointly to Ankita Sharma and Sachika Balwani. 

The tournament, co-sponsored by computer accessory company I-Ball, has attracted juniors from Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, Bangalore, Shimla and Maharashtra, according to the organizers. Our Special Correspondent.


Vikas, Rushabh cruise into quarter-finals
(Article in Free Press Journal, Mumbai : 7/09/2004

The top seed Vikas Jangra of Jindal college brooked no opposition from Mahommed Saquib as he romped to a facile 9-0, 9-0 victory in a boy’s under-19 pre-quarter-final match of the Khar Gymkhana-Airtel All India Schools/ College Individual squash championship 2004, played at the Khar Gymkhana squash courts on Monday. 

Second seed Rushabh Vora of H.R.College also produced s strong performance as he tamed local lad Cyrus Vakil in two easy games at 9-2, 9-0 in another pre-quarter-final match. 

Joining the top two seeds in the quarter-finals was third seed Manek Mathur of CCI Squash Academy. Manek overcome Naresh Kumar of Dhampur in straight games 9-5, 9-6. 

The Paranjpe sisters-Madhura and Shivangi, both of St. Anne’s High School, Fort, recorded impressive victories enroute to the quarter-finals of the girl’s under-19 event. 

Elder of the two sisters, Madhura, the top seed blanked Urvashi Misra of Army Schoo, Pune 9-0, 9-0. While Shivangi outplayed Saumya Karki of Hiranandani foundation 9-2, 9-1 in pre-quarter-final encounters. 


Jangra brothers emerge victorious
(Article in Asian Age, Mumbai : 9/9/2004)

The training stint with the India champ before the junior world championships seems to have done Vikas Jangra and Sandeep Jangra of Jindal a world of good. The cousins seeded first in the boys under-19 and under-17 categories respectively, brooked no opposition before securing the singles titles in the Khar Gymkhana-Airtel All India Schools / College individual squash championship.

While Vikas Jangra brushed aside Rushabh Vora 9-2, 9-3, 9-2, Sandeep dropped a game to the talented Manek Mathur before prevailing 9-6, 5-9, 9-6, 9-1. Boys under-15 top seed Vikram Malhotra survived a scare at the hands of second seed Laxman Joshi of Jindal, stretched to the decider on only the third occasion in two years he ahs spent in his age group. Trailing 1-2 in game score and playing like a Zombie, Malhotra was shaken out of his slumber and then relied on his superior stroke play to win 9-5, 4-9, 9-3, 9-2. Also asserting her supremacy in the girls’ under-13 was joint top seed Ankita Sharma. Ankita, just six months older to Sachika Balwani, but much more powerful in her strokes, won 9-7, 9-6, 9-2.


57th Tournament Organised by ISP