CCI-Western India (21-26 Nov’15)

CCI WinnersVelavan Senthilkumar of Tamil Nadu & Akanksha Salunkhe of Goa bagged historic doubles, winning both their respective senior & under-19 titles at the 72nd CCI-Western India squash tournament a 4 star SRFI event. Read more of this post

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Pune Open, (16-20 Nov ’15)

Pune Winners.jpgBarring two upsets seeds dominated the finals at the Pune Open, a 3 Star Championship on the SRFI National Junior circuit.  Read more of this post

Men’s World Open, USA (13-22 Nov’15)

In the US  at the Bellevue, Washington where the  World Men’s individual championship is on, the focus was on another champion Saurav Ghosal, particularly because he was the only Indian to get past the first round. Saurav’s with a notable first round win over Australian Ryan Cuskelly 7-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-3.  Then James Willstrop stopped his ‘good friend & former training partner’ in straight games 11-7, 11-7, 11-7.  Read more of this post

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WSF Instant Update – Edition 59

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PSA World Ranking – Nov’15

The two leading woman players of India, Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa made impressive jumps in their world rankings as per the latest list issued for November.  In the men’s section Saurav Ghosal dropped a place to be on 17, while Mahesh Mangaonkar and Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu are placed at 57 & 71 respectively. Read more of this post

Joshna stuns world number one

After weeks of rigorous practice sessions, ISA trainee Joshna Chinappa went to the $1,15,000 Qatar Classic in Doha and instantly caused a stunning upset , removing the world number one and top seed Raneem El Welily of Egypt in the first round. The Indian national champion, ranked 20th in the world, won 11-9, 11-6, 4-11, 11-9. Read more of this post

Junior Nationals, Kolkata (24-29 Oct’15)

Junior Nationals 2015 - winnersTamil Nadu and Maharashtra bagged three titles each of the ten titles at stake in the National Sub-Junior / Junior Squash Championship held in Kolkata. Delhi claimed 2, while Goa and Telengana shared one a piece.

The under 19 titles were clinched by Velavan Senthilkumar and Harshit Kaur Jawanda in the boys and girls category resp.

The results: all final:

U-19: Velavan Senthilkumar (TN) bt Sandeep Ramachandran (TN) 11-1 11-3 11-5 ;
U-17: Adhitya Raghavan (TN) bt Yash Bhargava (Del) 11-8 11-9 11-6 ;
U-15: Tushar Shahani (Mah) bt Yash Fadte (Goa) 11-7 11-8 11-5 ;
U-13: Neel Joshi (Mah) bt Kanhav Nanavati (TN) 11-4 11-5 11-3 ;
U-11: Yuvraj Wadhwani (Mah) bt Ansh Tripathi (UK) 11-4 11-5 12-10 .

Girls: U-19:
Harshit Kaur Jawanda (Del) bt Adya Advani (Del) 11-3 11-1 10-12 11-4 ;
U-17: Akanksha Salunkhe (Goa) bt Sunayna Kuruvilla (TN) 9-11 11-7 12-10 11-4 ;
U -15: Amita Gondi (Telenga) bt Navmi Sharma (Mah) 12-10 11-5 11-4 ;
U-13: Megha Bhatia (Del) bt Ananya Dabke (Mah) 11-9 2-11 11-6 5-11 11-7 ;
U-11: Pooja Arthi R (TN) bt Gitanjali Vasudevan (TN) 9-11 11-7 10-12 11-3 11-8

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