Winner Girl-Under 15:
Winner – Boys u13: Kush Kumar (New Delhi)
Runner up Girls u15: Shria Khatri (Maharashtra)
Runner up Boys u11: Aditya Khatri (Maharashtra)
3rd position Boys u11: Roshan Kumarakannan (Chennai)
4th position Boys u11: Solomon Ravi (Chennai)
Anaka Alankamony (Girls u13) and Ravi
Dixit (Boys u17) returned victorious from the Penang International Junior
Squash Championships. Anaka was the only Indian double winner of the
Penang Open as well as the Malaysian Junior Open (June).
Anaka once again defeated county mate
Saumya Karki in the final, 9-1, 1-9, 9-5, 10-9 proving that these two are
the leading players on the Asian circuit in their age group. Anaka and
Saumya won their semi finals in straight games defeating Malaysians, Yong
Sue Ann and Celin Yeap respectively.
Ravi Dixit defeated Ng Jo Wen, winner of
the Malaysian Junior Open, in the final of the Penang Junior in close four
games 9-7, 9-2, 8-10, 10-8. Ravi kept the pressure from the start using
his drops to great effect. In the semi final, Ravi turned the tables on
South African Stephano Gras 9-4, 9-6, 9-0. At the Malaysian Open Ravi had
lost to Stephano in 5 set thriller.
This is Ravi’s 1st international title
in the boys u17 category, he had previously won the Scottish Junior Open
in Dec 2006 in the u15 category.
Other Indian’s making the top 4 were
Anwesha Reddy (Girls u17) , Ramit Tandon (Boys u15) – runner up, Dheeya
Somaiya (Girls u15), Pankhuri Malhotra (Girls u11), Akshay Deepak
(Boys u15) 4th position.
Winner Boys Under 19: Naresh Kumar
Winner Boys Under 17: Vikram Malhotra
Third Place Boys Under 15: Akshay Deepak
Third Place Girls Under 13 : Ankita Sharma
Fourth Place Girls Under 13 : Saumya Karki
Second Place Boys Under 11 : Ishan Advani
Third Place Boys Under 11 : Arjun Kochar