OF MUMBAI Inter-College Squash Tournament
Police Gymkhana, 10th & 11th November, 2009
Winner Laxman Joshi
flanked by runner-up Cyrus Vakil (left) and second runner-up Arun Sharma.
Joshi retains collegiate crown
Joshi beat Cyrus Vakil to retain the title in the Inter-Collegiate Squash
Tournament, organised by the University of Mumbai and H.R. College Sports
Council, at the Police Gymkhana, Marine Drive on Wednesday.
a repeat of last year’s final, defending champion Joshi once again romped
to an impressive 11-2, 11-3, 11-9 win over the formidable Vakil, who came up
with a late challenge in the third game.
snatched the opening two games that included a double stroke in quick
succession in the second game. He faced stiff resistance from Vakil who went
up 6-5, 8-6 and 9-8 in the crucial third. But Joshi rallied brilliantly and
smacked crucial winners in the end to take the game and match away.
in the semi-finals, Joshi overcame Waqar Pathan of Mithibai 11-5, 11-0,
11-6, while Vakil rallied from a 1-2 deficit to beat Arun Sharma of Lokmanya
Tilak, Vashi 11-6, 9-11, 9-11, 11-2, 11-4.
beat Pathan in the play-off for third and fourth positions.
tournament kicks off a series of events being organised by the H.R. College
Sports Council to celebrate the college’s Golden Jubilee Year.
Laxman Joshi (H.R. College) bt Cyrus Vakil (H.R. College) 11-2, 11-3, 11-9.