Ravi wins Malaysian Junior (26 May – 2 June 2009)
Jun 2, 2009 1 Comment
Ravi Dixit an ICL academy player became the first Indian to win the Milo All Star Malaysian Junior Open Boys under 19 title in Kuala Lumpur. Given top billing, Ravi had to go thru 6 rounds before defeating home favourite in the final Jo Wen Ng in 4 games 11-8,6-11,12-10,11-9. In the semi final, Ravi defeated country mate Karan Malik in a closely contested match 11-7, 1-11, 11-8, 12-10 and had it tougher in his quarterfinal defeating Julius Krauss from Australia 11-6,5-11,11-4,4-11, 11-9.
This is Ravi’s third international title after winning the Scottish Junior and Penang Junior Open. Last year, Ravi was the runner up in the Boys u17 category at the same event. Ravi was naturally delighted after his victory and wanted to thank the Squash Rackets federation of India, the Delhi Squash association, his coaches for supporting him and the Indian government.
Karan Malik finished in 4th position in the Boys under 19. Ramit Tandon secured 3rd position in the Boys under 17 after losing his semi final match to Ng Long Fung from HK 9-11,11-9,3-11,11-8,11-5.
Robin Mann finished 3rd one head of Solomon Ravi playing in his maiden international tournament in the Boys under 11.
Ravi Dixit, Karan Malik & Ramit Tandon along with coach Gautam Das participated in this event with support from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport under the scheme for “Preparation of Indian teams for the CWG 2010”