From 19th to 22nd November 2007
At Cricket Club of India, Churchgate, Mumbai
Vikram Malhotra (Singles Winner of the
All India Inter University Squash Tournament, 2007) receiving trophy from Chief Guest
of the evening Prof. Gillies (Vice Chancellor City University, London) and
Dr. Indu Shahani (Principal, H R College), with P. K. Singh (Sports
Director, H R College).
Delhi Stun (Article in
Times of India, Mumbai : 22/11/2007)
If Mumbai showed they were
the dadas in the semi-finals of the Inter-University squash Championship,
Delhi handed them a lesson or two when the two met in the final at the CCI
courts on Wednesday.
Mumbai may have possessed
the top two players in their ranks, but were made to eat humble pie by their
opponents who proved they had more than attitude.
On Tuesday, Dhiraj Nagpal
talked about teaching the Delhi team a lesson for their attitude and mind
games. Probably it was over-confidence that brought their downfalls as Delhi
fought hard to win the best of five final 3-2.
Vikram Malhotra gave Mumbai
a grand start winning the opener against Siddhart Sharma
9-0,9-0,9-0.However, Mumbai’s Siddharth won the first game before losing the
next three to Uday Das 4-9, 9-7, 9-7, 9-1.Mumbai’s Disappointment came in
the third clash when second seed, Dhiraj Nagpal flopped against Suhail
Kapoor, getting thrashed 9-3, 9-1, 9-0.
Arun Sharma ensured Mumbai
took the match into the decider with a tough win over Prateek Chaliya, 6-8,
9-3,7-9, 3-9. The concluding tie went through the wringer with Cyrus Vakil
Crawling back after being two games down, raising Mumbai’s hope s of a title
win. But that was not to be as 17years – old Gunraj turned on the heat to
silence his opponent with aggressive play and tore off his shirt with a
winning after a well deserved 9-7, 10-8,4-5, 3-9, 9-3 victory, handling
Delhi the crown in the process.
Malhotra wins Univ squash Singles (Article in
Indian Express, Mumbai 22/11/2007)
MUMBAI University’s top seed Vikram Malhotra beat
compatriot and fellow college student second seed Dhiraj Nagpal three games
to nil in the men’s singles finals while Delhi bagged the teams events title
beating Mumbai University 3-2 in the All India Inter University Squash
Tournament at the CCI Courts, Church gate on Wednesday.
Vikram Malhotra received no resistance from opponent
Dhiraj Nagpal although he suffering a hamstring during the previous match.
Delhi University third seed Suhail Kapoor received a walkover from his
colleague Siddharth Sharma.
In the team’s events finals, Delhi University proved
tough competition for Mumbai University, but lacked the same luster in the
finals. Vikram Malhotra of Mumbai University beat Siddharth Sharma of Delhi
University in three sets, 9-0, 9-0, 9-0 beginning the final with a bang.
Uday Das of Delhi University received tough competition
from Mumbai boy Siddharth Samantray, but eventually winning it 9-7, 9-7,
Vikram Malhotra Does It For Mumbai University (Article in Asian Age,
Mumbai : 20/11/2007)
Mumbai:Nov, 19: Mumbai University’s top
seed Vikram Malhotra blanked opponent Karthik Sharma from Rajasthan
University 3-0 to reach in the quarterfinals of the individual event in the
All India Inter University squash tournament, in association with the
university of Mumbai, played at the CCO courts, here on Monday.
All the top seeds won their individual first round
matches, fourth seed Suhail Kapoor (Delhi University) defeated Karan Singh
(Punjab University) in straight sets only allowing him to win a single point
in the second and third set. Karan Singh was no match for Suhail Kapoor and
gave him an easy route to reach the quarterfinals.
Karan Singh managed to gain one point of his opponent
but only to concede nine points in return, making the game a one-sided
affair. He tried his level best to come back in the 2nd and 3rd
set with no success. Suhail dominated the court from the very beginning of
the match giving his opponent very little room to recover from defeat.
Second seed Dhiraj Nagpal and third seed Siddharth
Sharma also had easy outings as they sailed to the quarters after winning
their matches with three set wins.
In the team events Mumbai University held Allahabad
University to three tonil win advancing to next round. Rajasthan University
also beat Osmania University faced the same fate at the hands of Indore
Vikram to meet Dhiraj
(Article in Asian Age,
Mumbai, Nov.20: Mumbai University’s top seed Vikram
Malhotra and second seed Dhiraj Nagpal scored contrasting wins over their
rivals from Delhi University to set up an all Mumbai summit clash in the All
India Inter-University Squash Tournament at the CCI Courts here on Tuesday.
While the 17-year-old Malhotra had a few tough moments
before defeating the fourth seed Suhail Kapoor 9-4, 10-8, 9-3, Nagpal
drooped a game before overcoming third seed Siddharth Sharma 9-4, 3-9, 9-4,
Reveres Tactises! Mumbai
University boy Cyrus Vakil’s unusual strategy backfire to help Delhi’s
Gunraj Singh win team championship (Article in
Mid-Day, Mumbai : 22/11/2007)
AS always the smartest won the race. This time it was
Gunraj Singh of Delhi University, who won the battle.
Mumbai University’s Cyrus Vakil, who is known for his
unusual tactics backfired as it helped Gunraj win. He beat Cyrus 9-7, 10-8,
4-9, 3-9, 9-3, to clinch the All-India Inter University squash tournament
(team event), co-sponsored by Avon Cycles Ltd and Orra, at the cricket club
of India yesterday. “I knew Cyrus’ game. He is famous for his on-court
antics. He wastes a lot of time in between the points.
“But it all helped me. I got time to breath and get
some energy back. He tried to provoke me at times but I kept my cool,”
Gunraj said after an entertaining match.
The victory was indeed special for Gunraj, who tore his
t-shirt after the match. “it was a great match. I am happy to win the team
event for the second consecutive time,” Gunraj told MID DAY yesterday.
Apparently, it is the same score line when both met in
the u-17 Northern India squash championship a couple of years ago. Cyrus had
won then. “it’s a perfect revenge. He had defeated me in my hometown and now
I have done it here,” he said.
Mean while, Mumbai University’s Vikram Malhotra
defeated Dhiraj Nagpal 9-1, 9-2, 9-0 to win the mens singles title.
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