Joshna & Dipika win International Doubles Event, Manchester (29-31 Mar’10)

Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal won the International Manchester Doubles title defeating higher ranked teams from England and Australia.
The Indian contingent compriseed of Saurav Ghosal, Siddharth Suchde, Harinder Pal Singh, Ritwik Bhattacharya, Gaurav Nandrajog, Sandeep Jangra, Joshana and Dipika along with Major S. Maniam This 3 day event was in preparation for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. This exposure was sanctioned and supported under the scheme “Preparation of core probables for the CWG 2010”.

The Indian doubles pair of Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal won the International Manchester Doubles title.  The Indian duo beat Donna Urquhart (world no. 20) and Kasey Brown (world no. 10) of Australia 11-10, 3-11, 11-10 in 72 minutes. In the semifinals the girls defeated Jenny Duncalf (world no. 2) & Alison Waters (world no. 4) from England 6-11, 11-10, 11-3 (45m).

In the men’s events Saurav Ghosal and Harinder Pal Singh finished 8th, Ritwik Bhattacharya and Sandeep Jangra finished 11th and Gaurav Nandrajog and Siddharth Suchde finished 14th.

In the mixed doubles Harinder Pal Singh and Joshana Chinappa lost 2-1 to Nicol David and Ong Beng Hee from Malaysia to finish 4th while Saurav and Dipika beat the Australian pair of Cameron Pilley and Kasey Brown 2-1 to finish 5th.

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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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