Joshana lifts 3rd WISPA title (6-11 July 2009)

Joshana Chinappa won her 3rd WISPA title defeating home favourite Low Wee Wern from Malaysia. In an enthralling match Joshana had to climb from a 2 game deficit to win in 5 games with the final game going to extra points 6-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-5, 17-15. An Indian Squash Academy, Chennai trainee Joshana currently  ranked 41 in the world was seeded 4th at the NSC series #6 US$16,000 WISPA event being held at Kuala Lumpur. In her earlier rounds she defeated Miranda Ranieri (Can) 3-0 and then defeated second seeded Sharon Wee from Malaysia 3-2. Joshana was jubilant after her victory and said “It was a tough match and I had to play well to fight back from 2 games down, I feel I am mentally fitter and stronger now. On a personal note would like to thank my coaches at ISA – Major Maniam and Cyrus Poncha, the Mittal Trust, the boys and girls who train with me at the academy, my trainer basu, Nike, Wilson and my parents for all their support.”

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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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