World Junior Men – New Zealand, Day 2

Sandeep and Parth won won their matches in the morning  however lost to higher ranked opponents Tom Pashley (Eng) and Simon Rosner (Ger)  in the 3rd round. 

Earlier in the day in their second round matches both Sandeep and Parth moved ahead in contrasting fashion. Sandeep had an easy 3-0 victory whilst Parth  had to battle thru and win in 5 games. Both Harinder and Naresh lost in matches that too went the distance. Both boys after losing their first games played with alot of grit and dertermination to take a 2-1 lead. Unfortunately they both could not convert it into a victory.

Naresh lost to David of  Canada who was seeded 17/32in the event. Playing some delictae drops and forcing the length Naresh was in control of the match. David fought real hard.  7-7 in the 5th was anybodys match. David took his chances and hit 2 perfect foreharnd kills to win the game and match. Harinder losing the first easily came back real strong hitting winners at will. Leading in the 4th game suddenly he was unable to convert any of his winners and made a series of errors.  Overall the results gives us a perspective of what needs to be done to ensure we do well in the teams which is our main goal.

Round 3
Sandeep Jangra  lost to Tom Pashley (Eng)  5-9, 5-9, 1-9
Parth Sharma  lost to Simon Rosner (Ger)  0-9, 2-9, 1-9.

Round 2
Parth Sharma bt Benjamin Fischer (Sui) 0-9, 9-8, 9-4, 6-9, 9-1
Sandeep Jangra bt Bastin M (HK) 9-2, 9-0, 9-3
Naresh Kumar lost to David Letourneau  (Can) 1-9, 10-8, 10-8, 3-9, 7-9
Harinderpal Singh Sandhu lost to Colin West (Can) 2-9, 9-2, 9-2, 3-9, 1-9
Vikram Malhotra lost to Ramy Ashour (Egy) 0-9, 3-9, 2-9
Ramit Tandon lost to Joe Lee (Eng) 5-9, 3-9, 1-9
Sandeep Jangra bt Alan Tsang (HK) 9-2, 9-0, 9-3

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About Cyrus Poncha
I was born and lived in Bombay before moving to Chennai in 2001 to coach the Indian national squash team....what a journey its been!!

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