World Open, Manchester

Saurav bows out in the first round main draw:
Shahier Razik (CAN) bt Saurav Ghosal 12-10, 12-10, 11-4 (56m)

Joshana squanders a 2-0 lead going down in Women’s qualifying finals:
Delia Arnold (MAS) bt Joshna Chinappa 4-11, 12-14, 11-9, 11-9, 12-10 (67m)

Ritwik & Siddharth went down in the qualifying finals:
Jorge Isaac Baltazar Ferreira (MEX) bt Siddharth Suchde 11-7, 11-5, 11-4 (52m)
Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) bt Ritwik Bhattacharya 11-5, 11-6, 9-11, 3-11, 11-5 (80m)

India had 2 of its top men win their first qualification round.
Siddharth Suchde (IND) bt Martin Knight (NZL) 11-7, 11-7, 11-2 (64m)
Ritwik Bhattacharya (IND) bt Lewis Walters (ENG) 11-6, 11-9, 11-2 (30m)

In the women’s 1st qualifying round:
Camille Serme (FRA) egded out Dipika Pallikal 7-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 11-5 (48m)
Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt Georgina Stoker (ENG) 11-6, 11-5, 8-11, 10-12, 11-3 (45m)


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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