4th Indian Junior Open (27-31 Aug’12)

India won 9 of the 10 titles at stake in the 4th Indian Junior Open Squash Championship held at the Indian Squash Academy, Chennai.

Although the under 19 results went as per seeding with Anaka and Kush winning the titles.  There were 4 upsets.

In the Boys Under 17 Vijay Kumar from Tamil Nadu defeated top seed Yuen Tsun Hei from Hong Kong with a clinical display of drives and drops.  Although Vijay lost the 3rd game he was always in control and won his first tournament title.

In the Boys under 15, Velavan Senthilkumar from Tamil Nadu up staged Ranjit Singh from UP also to claim his first International title.

In the Girls Under 17, Harshit Kaul Jawanda from Delhi needed 5 games to defeat top seeded Lakshya Ragavendran in a fiery battle. Harshit was the one who looked calm though out the match which gave her the edge in the decider.

In the Girls under 11 S Samita from Tamil fought back after losing the first 2 games to defeat Megha Bhatia from Delhi in the 5th game.

Results
Boys U11
Veer Chotrani (1), Mah, def. S Navaneeth Prabhu (3/4), TN, 12-10 11-9 11-6 .
Boys U13
Chaitanya Shah (1), Mah, def. Tushar Shahani (3/4), Mah, 9-11 11-8 7-11 11-8 11-8 .
Boys U15
Velavan Senthilkumar (2), TN, def. Ranjit Singh (1), UP, 4-11 11-5 11-3 11-5 .
Boys U17
Vijay Kumar Meena (3/4), TN, def. Yuen Tsun Hei (1), , 11-9 11-5 6-11 11-7 .
Boys U19
Kush Kumar (1), TN, def. Rishi Tandon (5/8), TN, 11-4 11-4 11-4 .
Girls U11
Samita S (3/4), TN, def. Megha Bhatia (1), Delhi, 9-11 10-12 11-5 12-10 11-6 .
Girls U13
Nikita Joshi (1), Mah, def. Koel Shankar (2), Mah, 11-5 11-9 11-6 .
Girls U15
Mihiliya Methsarani (1), , def. Aishwarya Bhattacharya (3/4), Mah, 10-12 11-8 11-8 9-11 11-5 .
Girls U17
Harshit Kaur Jawanda (3/4), Delhi, def. Lakshya Ragavendran (1), TN, 6-11 11-5 11-4 6-11 11-6 .
Girls U19
Anaka Alankamony (1), TN, def. Aparajitha Balamurukan (3/4), TN, 9-11 11-3 11-2 11-3 .
All results can be viewed in http://www.indiasquash.com under current events.
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About Cyrus Poncha
I was born and lived in Bombay before moving to Chennai 11 years ago to coach the Indian national squash team....what a journey its been!!

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