Scottish Junior Open

Day 2 – Anwesha, Aparajitha, Harinderpal, Mahesh & Sandeep into the Semis; Karan into the quarterfinals

Anwesha Reddy 5/8 seeded lead four other Indians into the semi-final stage at the Scottish Junior Open held in Edinburgh. Anwesha defeated 3/4 seed from England, Emma Molyneux comprehensively in straight games. In her semi final match, Anwesha will be play 2nd seeded Samantha Cornett from Canada.
Aparajitha played a solid basic game to reach the semi final in the girls u15 event.  In her semi final she will be up against the top seed from England, Emily Heyes.  
Harinderpal played flawless squash to win both his rounds today in the boys u19. In his quarter final match, Harinder played some outstanding backhand volleys winners in to the nick and never let his opponent into the match. Vikram Malhotra lost in his 3rd round match to American, Todd Harrity.  
In the boys u15 category, Mahesh Mangaonkar won his match against Joshua Sekhar from Canada in 5 games to reach the semi finals.
Dubai based, Sandeep Ramachandran who frequently visits the ICL Squash Academy for training reached the semi finals in the Boys u11 category. Sandeep playing his maiden international tournament won his match without conceding a point.   
Karan Malik was the only Indian in the boys u17 category who progressed to the quarter final.  Karan played consistent drives and drops to defeat local Samuel Allan after having dropped the first game. His quarter final match would be played early tomorrow as this would precede the semi final on the same day. Ramit Tandon lost tamely to the second seed in straight games, while Ravi Dixit played and outstanding 5 set encounter against Egyptian Allaa Radwan losing in 78min. 
Results –
Girls U17
Round 2 – Anwesha Reddy {India} beat Simone Sahd {South Africa} 9-5, 9-3, 9-0 
Quarter Final – Anwesha Reddy {India} beat 3/4* Emma Molyneux {England} 9-3, 9-0, 9-1
Girls U15                     
Round 2 – Aparajitha Balamurukan {India} beat Anna Kardar {Pakistan} 9-4, 9-3, 9-1
Quarter Final – Aparajitha Balamurukan {India} beat Katie Bradbury {Wales} 9-2, 9-2, 9-5
Boys U19
Round 2 – Harinder Pal Singh {India} beat Alex Domenick {U.S. of America} 9-1, 9-6, 9-3 (35m)                                             
Round 3 – Harinder Pal Singh {India} beat Richard Dodd {South Africa} 9-3, 9-4, 9-1 (40m)       
Quarter Final – Harinder Pal Singh {India} beat Carsten Schoor {Germany} 9-1, 9-5, 9-0 (25m)
Round 2 – Vikram Malhotra {India} beat Josh Harris {England} 9-2, 9-6, 9-0(24m)                                                                                
Round 3 – Vikram Malhotra {India} lost to Todd Harrity {U.S. of America} 4-9, 4-9, 9-6, 7-9 (44m)
Boys U17
Round 2 – Karan Malik {India} beat Marnu De Bruin {South Africa} 9-3, 9-0, 9-5
Round 3 – Karan Malik {India} beat Samuel Allan {Scotland} 4-9, 9-5, 9-3, 9-0 (32m)
Round 2 – Ravi Dixit {India} beat Jacques Kruger {South Africa} 9-0, 9-5, 9-0
Round 3 – Ravi Dixit {India} lost to Allaa Radwan {Egypt} 7-9, 9-3, 9-5, 5-9, 4-9 (78m)
Round 2 – Ramit Tandon {India}beat Julian Kirby {U.S. of America}  0  9-4, 9-1, 9-2
Round 3 – Ramit Tandon {India} lost to 2*Christopher Ferguson {Scotland} 3  1-9, 1-9, 3-9 (26m)
Boys U15
Round 2 – Mahesh Mangaonkar {India} beat William Mohr {U.S. of America} 9-3, 9-4, 9-3 (14m)
Quarter Final – Mahesh Mangaonkar {India} beat Joshua Sekhar {Canada}  9-4, 4-9, 9-1, 7-9, 9-3 (48m)
Boys U11
Sandeep Ramachandran {India} beat Jack Hogg {Scotland} 9-0, 9-0, 9-0

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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