From 24th March to
27th March at Juhu Gymkhana Club, Mumbai
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)
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.
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.
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/-.
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.
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
Indiaplayer , lost the first set tie break 14 – 16against 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 AjitSingh 17 – 16 , 13 - 15 , 15 – 12to 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.
- MANGAONKAR BREEZE INTO SEMIS
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 Bhatrawinning 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 , Mistrybrother
Salim and Sameer defeated Rameez Mohammmed and Santosh Kharat 15 – 10 , 4
–15 , 15 – 12to reach the
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)
SHARMA LIFT TITLES
(Article in Indian Express, Mumbai :
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
IN LAST 16
(Article in Mid Day, Mumbai :
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
courtof Juhu VilleParle
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 straightgames 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
GETS A MASTER'S CLASS
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
The 14 years old got as
opportunity to play with former Indian No 1Manish 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.
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.
the pre- quarters , Mangaonkar defeated Karan Mirchandani 11- 6 , 11- 4. He
takes on professional Sanjay Pawar in the semis.
the doubles handicap category , experienced campaigners Kishore Chabria& Inderajit Chauhan entered the pre – quarterfinal. In the
second round they defeated Anjum Shaikh & Nadim Shaikh15 – 4 , 11 – 15 , 15 – 11 .
CHOTRANI, JADHAV IN PRE-QUARTER (Article
in Indian Express, Mumbai : 25/03/2010)
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 courtat Juhu VilleParle Gymkhana on Wednesday.
the men’s open second round match Manish defeated professionals squash
player Anil Mohite11-6 ,
11-4.this tournament is organized by the Indian Squash Professionals ( ISP)
and offers prize money of Rs 90,000.
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
SQUASH CLASSIC (Article in Indian Express, Mumbai : 9/03/2010)
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.
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,
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
PAWAR IN SEMIS (Article
in Free Press Journal, Mumbai :
BRITISH Open Junior
champion 16 year old Mahesh Mangaonkar reached in the semi-finals of the
men’s opencategory 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,
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,
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