Harinder Pal Singh and Anaka Alankamony lift Indian Challenger series in September
Sep 12, 2009 Leave a comment
Harinder Pal Singh and Anaka Alankamony won the PSA Indian Challenger # 3 and WISPA Indian Challenger #1 titles respectively in the Indian Challenger series championships here at the Indian Squash Academy.
The men’s final of PSA Indian Challenger # 3 was very a tense affair as three of the five games were won on extra points. It was a case of the best getting the better and Harinder was the deserving winner as he not only came from behind 0-2 lead but won the next three with sheer hard work and some exceptional retrieving. Harinder defeated Siddharth 11-13, 10-12, 11-8, 14-12, 11-5 in a marathon 111 minutes and gained 105 PSA points.
Anaka Alankamony defeated Surbhi Misra to become the youngest winner ever on the WISPA tour paying in first tournament as a WISPA member. Anaka displayed exceptional skill, speed and control over her senior Surbhi Misra in her 11-8, 11-8, 12-10 victory in 29 minutes and got 210 WISPA points.
Anaka, a home grown girl and a trainee of the Indian Squash Academy was delighted after her victory and said “I wish to thank the federation, my coaches, my family and sponsors for all their support”. Anaka becomes only the second Indian to win a WISPA title after Joshna Chinappa
Mr. Srivatsan Subramanian, Secretary General – SRFI, gave away the trophies and prize money to the winners. He said ‘An excellent achievement for Indian squash, I wish to congratulate all the Indians for a great showing. He also added, This tournament would not have been possible without the support from the Union Ministry for whom we are very grateful.’