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GVK-JVPG 2nd Braveheart Ashok Kamte Squash Classic 2010 

  From 24th March to 27th March at Juhu Gymkhana Club, Mumbai
   
 


From L to R top row : Sanjay Goyal (Secretary General, ISP), Vikas Jhangra (Winner, Mens Open), Sameer Mistry  & Salim Mistry (Winner, Doubles Handicap), Ankita Sharma (Winners, Women’s Open), Vikram Malhotra & Sahil Vora (Winner, Doubles Mens Top8), Ashish Gupta (President, ISP) and Veer Chotrani (Winner, Boys/Girls U-9) L to R bottom row : Mahendra Agarwal (Founder Director, ISP), Anil Mahesh (Hon. Jt. Sec. Juhu Gymkhana),  Chief Guest Archana Tyagi (Additional Commissioner of Police), Revati Dere (Ashok Kamte’s Sister in law), Shiv Malhotra (Secretary General, SRAM) and Harsh Singh Toteja (Chairman, Juhu Gymkhana)

  
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Vikas Jangra, Ankita Sharma lift titles

 

It was entertaining squash at its explosive best and the end of two gruelling finals, one going to four games an one the whole distance, Vikas Jangra and Ankita Sharma emerged the men’s & women’s champions respectively in the JVPG-GVK 2nd Brave Heart Ashok Kamte Squash Classic, 2010, played at the squash courts of the Juhu Vileparle Gymkhana.

 

Vikas Jangra, the former India player, lost the first set tie break 14-16 against British Junior Open winner Mahesh Mangaonkar, before showing tremendous reserves of stamina, combined with a fine combination of shots to win the next three games 11-7, 11-7, 11-5 to bag the winner's purse of Rs 8,000. 

 

The women’s open final was the best encounter of the day, pitting youth was experience. The 16-year-old Ankita Sharma, recovering from a mild bout of food poisoning, lost the first set 8-11 against the more experienced former junior national squash champion Deepali Anvekar-Pareikh, but bounced back to win the second game tie-breaker 14-12 and the third 11-9. However, not one to give up easily, Deepali who had back problem, stayed in the match by winning the fourth game 11-8 before Ankita played some excellent shots to win the decider 11-8, the final scores reading  8-11, 14-12, 11-9, 8-11, 11-8. Ankita took home a purse of Rs 7,000/-.   

    

The Doubles Open affair was a very lenghty one. Vikram Malhotra was paired with his trinity college counterpart Saahil Vora.  The three games went over 2 hours 10 minutes before Vikram and Saahil won by 2-1 beating Mahesh Mangoakar & Vikas Jhangra. 

All Results

Finals :

Mens Top 8 Doubles:
Vikaram Malhotra / Sahil Vora bt Mahesh Mangaonkar / Vikas Jhangra 13-15, 15-10
Double Handicap :
Salim Mistry / Sameer Mistry bt Imroze Pathan / Ajit Singh 17-16, 13-15, 15-12
Mens Open:
Vikas Jhangra bt Mahesh Mangaonkar 14-16, 11-7, 11-7, 11-5
Womens Open :
Ankita Sharma bt Deepali Parekh 7-11, 11-10, 11-9, 9-11, 10-8
Boys U –17:
Sameer Mistry bt Madhav Dhingra 11-5, 11-7, 11-2
Boys / Girls U-9
Veer Chotrani bt Advait Adik 11-4, 11-5, 18-16, 11-1


3rd / 4th Place :

Mens Top 8 Doubles:
Dheeraj Nagpal Vijay Waghela bt Manish Chotrani / Madhav Dhingra 11-15, 15-4
Doubles Handicap:
Waqar Pathan / Bunty Singh W/O Kishore Chhabria / Inderjit Singh Chauhan
Mens Open : 
Sanjay Pawar bt Sachin Jadhav 11-7, 13-11
Womens Open:
Aishwarya Nambiar bt Aishwarya BHattacharya 11-4, 11-8
Boys U –17 :
Riyan BHatia W/O Yohan Pandole


Semifinals:

Mens Top 8 Doubles:
Vikram Malhotra / Sahil Vora bt Vijay Waghlea / Dheeraj Nagpal 15-9, 15-7
Mahesh Mangaonkar / Vikas Jhangra bt Manish Chotrani / Madhav Dhingra 15-8, 15-10
Doubles Handicap:
Sameer Mistry / Salim Mistry bt Kishore Chhabria / Inderjit Singh Chauhan 15-12, 8-15, 15-10
Waqar Pathan / Bunty Singh W/O Imroze Pathan / Ajit Singh
Mens Open: 
Vikas Jhangra bt Sachin Jadhav 11-1, 11-3, 12-10
Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Sanjay Pawar 11-8, 11-1, 11-6
Womens Open:
Ankita Sharma bt Aishwarya Bhattacharya 11-4, 11-2, 11-6
Deepali Anvekar bt Aishwarya Nambiar 11-1, 11-2, 11-5
Boys U –17:
Sameer Mistry bt Riyan Bhatia 11-5, 11-5, 11-3
Madhav Dhingra bt Yohan Pandole 11-4, 11-2, 11-7
Boys / Girls u-9:
Veer Chotrani bt Druv Vazirani 11-4, 11-2, 11-3
Advait Naik bt Yash Agarwal 11-0, 11-0, 11-2


Quarterfinals:

Mens Top 8 Doubles:
Vikaram Malhotra / Sahil Vora bt Sanjay Pawar / Virendra Pawar 15-8, 7-15, 15-10
Vijay Waghela / Dheeraj Nagpal bt Siddharth Samantray / Sachin Jadhav 15-12,17-15
Manish Chotrani / Madhav Dhingra W/O Cyrus Vakil / Alouke Mathur
Mahesh Mangaonkar / Vikas Jhangra bt Rohan Gracious / Bipin Batra 15-8, 15-10
Doubles Handicap:
Kishore  Chabbria / Inderjit Singh Chauhan bt Ajay Goyal / Kishore Wanwari 13-15, 17-15, 15-6
Salim Mistry / Sameer Mistry bt Rameez Mohd / Santosh Kharat 15-10, 4-15, 15-12
Imroze Pathan / Ajit Singh bt Raj Bhatija / Vasant Bhadra 4-15, 15-14, 15-13
Waqar Pathan / Bunty Singh bt Deepak Behl / Sumeer Kumar 15-13, 15-13
Mens Open :
Mahesh Mangaokar bt Karan Mirchandani 11-6, 11-4
Sanjay Pawar bt Rohan Gracious 11-6, 14-12
Sachin Jadhav bt Amit Kumar 11-8, 11-6
Vikas Jangra bt Siddharth Samantary 11-3, 11-4
Womens Open:
Ankita Sharma bt Sahana Shetty 11-3, 11-4
Aishwarya Bhattacharya bt Anita Balagopalan 11-1, 11-9
Aishwarya Nambiar bt Anushka Nair 11-5, 11-4
Boys U –17
Sameer Mistry W/O Dheer Bhatt
Riyan Bhatia bt Shubham Mehra 11-7, 11-8
Yohan Pandole bt Numair Sahani 11-7, 6-11, 11-6
Madhav Dhingra bt Aditya Singhi 11-1, 11-5
Boys / Girls u-9
Veer Chotrani bt Rehan Chhabria 11-2, 11-5
Druv Vazirani bt Aditya Shah 11-2, 11-1
Advait Adik bt Adai Mehra 11-0, 11-0
Yash Agarwal bt Ashi Parekh 11-6, 11-5

All Press Articles of the tournament :

VIKAS, ANKITA LIFT TITLES
(Article in Free Press journal, Mumbai : 29/03/2010)

It was entertaining squash at its explosive best and the end of two grueling finals , one going to four games an one the whole distance , Vikas Jangra and Ankita Sharma emerged the men’s and women’s champions respectively in the JVPG –GVK 2nd Brave Heart Ashok Kamte Squash Classic , 2010 , played at the squash courts of Juhu Villeparle Gymkhana on Sunday. 

Vikas Jangra , the former India  player , lost the first set tie break 14 – 16  against British Junior Open winner Mahesh Mangonkar , before showing tremendous reserves of stamina , combined with a fine combination of shots to win the next three games 11 –7 , 11 – 7 ,  11 –5 to bag the winner’s purse of Rs 8000. 

The women’s open final was the best encounter of the day , pitting youth was experienced.

The 16 years old Ankita Sharma , recovering from a mild bout of food poisoning , lost the first set 8 – 11 against the more experienced former squash champion Deepali Anvekar – Pareikh , but bounced back to win the second game tie breaker 14 – 12 and third 11 – 9.  

However , not one to give up easily , Deepali stayed in the match by winning the fourth game 11- 8 before Ankita played some excellent shots to win decider 11 – 8 , the final scores reading 8 – 11 , 14 – 12 , 11 – 9 , 8 – 11 , 11 – 8 . Ankita took home a purse of Rs 7000/-

The doubles handicap final saw Samir Mistry and Salim Mistry defeat Imroze Pathan and Ajit  Singh 17 – 16 , 13 - 15 , 15 – 12  to take home    Rs 8000 / - Additional Commissioner of Police Archana Tyagi and Brave Heart Ashok Kamte’s wife Vinita Kamte gave away the prize to all winners.

 

JANGRA - MANGAONKAR BREEZE INTO SEMIS 
(Article in Times Of India, Mumbai : 27/3/2010)

Mumbai :- Former international Vikas Jangra and talented Mahesh Mangaonkar were just too stronger for opponents Rohan Gracious and Bipin Bhatra  winning 15 – 8  , 15 – 10 to reach the Top 8 doubles semifinals they will take on former national champion Manish Chotrani and youngster Madhav Dhingra , who got a walkover in their quarterfinal encounter. 

In other doubles handicap quaterfinal , Mistry  brother Salim and Sameer defeated Rameez Mohammmed and Santosh Kharat 15 – 10 , 4 –15 , 15 – 12  to reach the semis. 

The Vazirani All India Talent Series and Maharashtra State Ranking Junior Tennis Tournament will be held from April 19 to 23 at the Vazirani National Sports Academy Nerul. 

The qualifying rounds will be held on April 17 and 18 , while the sign- in for players will not be on April 16. for all details contact :  Jaideep Vazirani ( 9820389185)

 

JANGRA, SHARMA LIFT TITLES 
(Article in Indian Express, Mumbai : 30/03/2010)

It wasn’t easy going for either of them but Vikas Jangra and Ankita Sharma kept nerves to emerge the men’s and women’s champions respectively in the JVPG – GVK 2ND Brave Heart Ashok Kamte Squash Classic at the squash court of the Juhu VilleParle Gymkhana.

 

CHOTRANI IN LAST 16
(Article in Mid Day, Mumbai : 25/03/2010)

Former National squash champion Manish Chotrani and Sachin Jadhav entered the pre- quarter finals of the Second Brave Heart Ashok Kamte Squash Classic 2010 , played at squash court  of Juhu VilleParle Gymkhana yesterday. 

In a men’s open second round of the Indian Squash Professionals – organized tournament offering prize of money of Rs 90,000, Chotrani got better of Anil Mohite in straight  games 11- 6 , 11 – 4  

In other second round matches , Jadhav beat Manoj Manjrekar quit easily 11 – 4 , 11 – 4 to reach the pre – quaterfinals. Also , Adesh Gamre made last 16 stage with a 11 – 4 , 11 – 9 win over Yash Bhuta in round two. Gamre now meet Junior squash champion Mahesh Mangaokar in the pre- quarters.

 

MADHAV GETS A MASTER'S CLASS
(Article in Mid Day, Mumbai : 27/03/2010)

Its not often that teenager gets chance to enter a squash court with former national champion. So, when Madhav Dhingra got that opportunity , he couldn’t believe his luck. 

The 14 years old got as opportunity to play with former Indian No 1  Manish Chotrani in 2nd Brave Heart Ashok Kamte Squash Classic and the pair will take on second seed Vikas Jangra and Mahesh Mangaokar in the semi finals today. 

Chotrani knows what to do all the time. He is 40 but still plays so well . My game has improved a lot after I started playing with him. I have learnt lot from him and he is always giving me tips about how to play according to the situation. I have learnt to be consistent because of him, ‘Madhav said.


KARAN ON TOP IN KAMTE SQUASH 

(Article in Mid Day, Mumbai : 26/03/2010)

British Open Junior champion , 16 years – old Mahesh Mangaonkar reached the semis of the men’s category in the JVPG Brave Heart Ashok Kamte Squash courts of Juhu VilleParle Gymkhana yesterday.

In the pre- quarters , Mangaonkar defeated Karan Mirchandani 11- 6 , 11- 4. He takes on professional Sanjay Pawar in the semis.

In the doubles handicap category , experienced campaigners Kishore Chabria  & Inderajit Chauhan entered the pre – quarterfinal. In the second round they defeated Anjum Shaikh & Nadim Shaikh  15 – 4 , 11 – 15 , 15 – 11 .



CHOTRANI, JADHAV IN PRE-QUARTER 
(Article in Indian Express, Mumbai : 25/03/2010)

Former National Squash Champion Manish Chotrani and professional squash player Sachin Jadhav entered the Men’s Open pre – quarter finals of the JVPG – GVK 2ND Brave Heart Ashok Kamte Squash Classic played at the squash court  at Juhu VilleParle Gymkhana on Wednesday. 

In the men’s open second round match Manish defeated professionals squash player Anil Mohite  11-6 , 11-4.this tournament is organized by the Indian Squash Professionals ( ISP) and offers prize money of Rs 90,000. 

In other second round matches professionals Sachin Jadhav beat Manoj Manjrekar 11-4 , 11- 4 to reach the pre-quarter finals , defeating Yash Bhuta 11 –4 , 11-9 in the second round. In the pre – quarters he will meet British Junior squash champion Mahesh Mangaokar , who got a walkover in the second round.

 

KAMTE SQUASH CLASSIC 
(Article in Indian Express, Mumbai : 9/03/2010)

The JVPG – GVK 2ND Brave Heart Ashok Kamte Squash Classic will be organised by the Indian Squash Professionals (ISP) at the Juhu VilleParle Gymkhana from March 24 to 27. Matches will played in the men’s open womes’s open , boys and girls U- 9 categories will prize money on offer up to the fourth place finisher. The last date of entries in March 19 . for more information contact 42382000.

 

THROWING UP A WIN 
(Article in Mid-Day, Mumbai : 28/03/2010)

Ather vomiting, unwell Ankita Sharma triumphs over Deepali Parikh in Final.

ANKITA Sharma wasn’t feeling all that well on Saturday. But that had nothing to do with the fact that the final of the 2nd Brave Heart Ashok Kamte Squash Classic was tied at two games each.

It had more to do with the snack she had before the final. Which she was supposed to win easily, began.

The 16 year old had missed lunch as she was appearing for her Organisation of Commerce paper in the morning and the snack just before the game made her feel uneasy.

After the fourth game, Ankita vomited and after that, the final game was a cakewalk, as she beat Deepali Parikh 7-11, 11-0, 11-9, --9-11, 11-8

“After the fourth game, I felt sick so I rushed to the bathroom and puked. After that, I felt much better and lighter and could win the final game easily,” Ankita said.

Considering that Ankita was Favourite to win the final, the Narsee Monjee College student was thinking more about her exam having missed a unit test earlier when she was playing tournaments in England, Scotland Egypt, Singapore and Malaysia among other countries.

 

MANGAONKAR, PAWAR IN SEMIS 
(Article in Free Press Journal, Mumbai :
  27/3/2010)

BRITISH Open Junior champion 16 year old Mahesh Mangaonkar reached in the semi-finals of the men’s open  category in the JVPG-GVK 2nd Brave Heart Ashok Kamte Squash Classic, 2010, played at the squash courts of Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana on Thursday.

In the men’s open quarter final match, 11-6, 11-4, in the semis he will meet professional Sanjay Pawar, who beat another talented squash player Rohan Gracious 11-6, 14-12.

In the other quarter final match, Sachin Jadhav beat Amit Kumar 11-8, 11-6. In the doubles handicap category Experienced campaigner Kishore Chabria & Inderjit Chauhan entered in the pre-quarter finals. 

In the second round they defeated Anjum Shaikh & Nadim Shaikh 15-14, 11-15, 15-11.
 

 

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