French Junior Open, Lille, France (20-23 Feb’14)

Playing his 2nd international event this year and his last Boys under 13 event, 12 year old Utkarsh Baheti from Jaipur won a silver medal in French Junior Open.

Seeded 9/16 in the event, Utkarsh defeated Fabien Teyssera (Fra) 3-0, Harold Castiaux (Fra) 3-0, Jack Mitter (Eng) 3-0, Srikar Mumidi (Wal) 3-1 before going down in the finals to James Carter (Eng) 1-3.

PSA / WSA Ranking – February 2014

The February 2014 WSA ranking sees Dipika Pallikal consolidating her position to a career-equalling-high No10. The 22-year-old from Chennai won two WSA World Tour titles in 2013.
Saurav drops 3 places to 18 in the PSA ranking, while Mahesh Mangaonkar after a terrific last season moves ahead on Harinder for the first time. Read more of this post

Winter Club Open (29 Jan – 2 Feb’14), Canada

World No.20 & 4th seeded Joshna Chinappa won her 8th WSA tour event defeating Heba El Torky from Egypt 12-14 11-8 11-5 3-11 12-10 in the final of the Winter Club Open, a $15,000 WSA event in the Canadian city, Winnipeg. Read more of this post

Matunga Gym Junior (24-29 Jan’14)

Yohan Pandole and Armaan Darukhanwalla upset the top seeds in their respective finals at the MG Junior 2014. Yohan defeated Rajat Sharma of Delhi in tight four games while Armaan defeated Kanav Nanavati of Tamil Nadu in the boys u19 & u11 respectively. Read more of this post

DSI Karnataka Open (17-19 Jan’14)

Yashwant Raghav needed 5 games to defeat training partner Navneeth Prabhu in the boys u13 category.
Chaitanya Shah won the boys u15 category defeating Charaniyaselvan who had upset the 1st & 3rd seeded players in quarter and semi-finals.
Players from Tamil Nadu won 5 of the 7 titles at stake. Read more of this post

British Junior, Sheffield (2-6 Jan’14)

A total 22 participants from India took part in this years event of which 4 players finished in the top 8. Read more of this post

PSA CHALLENGER 5 Open du Gard, France, 3–5 Jan’14     

India’s Mahesh Mangaonkar began the New Year the way he ended 2013, with title success on the PSA World Tour beating Scottish top seed Greg Lobban 9-11, 11-3, 11-4, 11-5 in the final of the Open du Gard, the PSA Challenger 5 event marking its sixth year at Squash des Arenes.

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Singapore Junior Open (18-22 Dec’13 )

12 players from India participated in this event. Saksham Choudhary of Delhi returned victorious winning the Bu13 event. Read more of this post

KL Junior Open (10-15 Dec’13)

8 Indians participated in the KL Junior Open 2013.
Sunayana Kuruvilla (Gu15) lost in the final to Seed no 2 Nur Alaih of Malaysia to return home with a silver medal. Read more of this post

PSA Challenger 5 Imet Open, Bratislava, Slovakia (11-15 Dec’13)

Five-game victories over the event’s top two seeds led to Mahesh Mangaonkar becoming the first Indian winner of the PSA IMET Open, the PSA World Tour Challenger 5 squash event marking its sixth year at the Imet Squash Centrum in the Slovakia capital Bratislava. Read more of this post


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