Champion Saurav Ghosal, world no. 15, went down without
putting up too much of a fight to Spaniard Borja Golan
in the final of the USD 35,000 CCI Open Squash
In the battle between the two top
seeds, no.1 seed Golan outsmarted the Indian national
champion, seeded second, 11-6 11-4 10-12 11-5 in the
best-of-five match at the Cricket Club of India to
clinch the crown in the second tournament of the
four-legged JSW Indian Squash Circuit 2015
Joshna Chinappa smashed her way
past Habiba Mohammed 11-8, 11-9, 11-6 to lift the
women’s title while England’s Adrian Waller backed his
reputation as the men’s top seed at the NSCI Open, a
$15,000 PSA event here on Sunday. Waller’s controlled
play carved out a 3-1 victory over Mumbai lad Mahesh
Hat-trick of titles for Harinder Pal, double for
Dipika Pallikal in 4th leg JSW Challenger Circuit:
29/10/2014 (Chennai, India)
Sandhu helped himself to his 3RD title and Dipika
Pallikal her 2ND on the trot in the four-leg JSW
Challenger Squash Circuit.
Harinder defeated the
top seeded Egyptian Karim Ali Fathi while top seed
Pallikal, the world No12 from Chennai, faced second seed
Misaki Kobayashi in the final. The highest-ranked
Japanese player of all-time, ranked 27 places lower,
reached the climax without dropping a game.
feels great to be playing at my best. It all started
with the gold medal performance in the Asian Games and I
am hoping to continue like this. Hopefully these three
title wins should help me jump in my ranking this year.
I am thankful to all my coaches in ISA for this
wonderful run in form," said Harinder.
"It was a
good win for me," said Pallikal after picking up the
ninth WSA World Tour title of her career. "This is my
second title of the year and to play in front of family
and friends is always nice.
professional squash circuit brought 108 players
together, competing in four tournaments across three
cities. "This circuit is one of our key
sponsorships," said Gopul Hosur, Vice President of
Corporate Relations for the JSW Group and the
tournament's chief guest
RESULT ALL MEN’S
Final:  Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND)
bt  Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) 11-8, 11-3, 11-6 (42m)
Semi-finals:  Karim Ali Fathi
(EGY) bt  Ravi Dixit (IND) 11-7, 11-6, 15-13 (60m)
 Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Hossam Nasser (EGY)
11-7, 11-4, 11-4 (27m)
Quarter-finals:  Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) bt  Hannan Tarmidi
(MAS) 11-9, 11-9, 11-6 (40m)  Ravi Dixit (IND) bt
 Kevin Moran (SCO) 7-11, 11-5, 2-11, 11-6, 11-6 (65m)
Hossam Nasser (EGY) bt Kush Kumar (IND) 11-8, 7-11,
3-11, 13-11, 11-9 (57m)  Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND)
bt  Joel Makin (WAL) 11-5, 11-6, 12-10 (56m)
Mahesh Mangaonkar toppled top seed
Zahed Mohamed of Egypt in straight games to clinch the
title in the USD 10,000 JSW PSA Squash Circuit 2 which
concluded at the Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana, Mumbai.
Mumbai-born Mangaonkar, seeded 2nd
and world ranked 56, showed tremendous retrieving power
and stamina to notch a hard-fought 14-12, 15-13, 11-4
win in the 52-minute final against an opponent from
Alexandria who is ranked 45th.
This was their first-ever meeting
in the PSA circuit and the title win was Mangaonkar's
fourth in PSA circuit and second this year.
Earlier, in the final of the WSA
Tour 5 event being held concurrently, Nouran El Torky
(Egypt) beat Chloe Mesic (France) 11-3, 11-5, 11-6 in 35
minutes. This is the Egyptian woman's third title out of
four finals. She had won the crown in the opening leg at
prowess, third seed Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu got the
better of top seed Mahesh Harinder Pal in straight games
to bag the title in the Jaipur leg of the JSW Indian
Squash Challenger Circuit.
Egypt's Nouran El
Torky beat South African Cheyna Tucker 3-0 (11-3, 11-8,
and 11-4) to claim the women's title at the Jaipur Club
A stiffer fight was expected between the
two team-mates of Indian team which won a historic gold
at the just-concluded Incheon Asian Games, but Sandhu
was the better player on the day winning 11-5, 11-5 and
11-6 against an erratic top seed Mahesh.
women's final, Egypt's Nouran El Torky beat South
African Cheyna Tucker 3-0. El Torky was dominant right
from the word go and had little difficulty in winning in
straight games 11-3, 11-8, 11-4 to win the title.