World Junior Women’s, Cologne, Germany 25-29 June 2010

The Indian quartet finished with 2 players in the top 8 and the other 2 fought for the 17th position at the World Junior Individual Squash Championship held in Cologne, Germany from 25-29 June 2010.
Indian national champ, Dipika Pallikal defeated the reigning World Champion in the 3/4 playoff to win the bronze medal in consecutive years at the World Junior Championship. Dipika once again lost in the semi final to a spirited Nour El Tayeb from Egypt.
Anaka Alankamony maintained her seed and finished eighth losing to the new world champion Amanda Shoby in the quarterfinal.
Anwesha Reddy defeated Aparajitha Balamurukan in the 17th position playoff match. Both girls had performed well in their earlier round although losing out in the first round.

The Indian quartet finished with 2 players in the top 8 and the other 2 fought for the 17th position at the World Junior Individual Squash Championship held in Cologne, Germany from 25-29 June 2010.
Indian national champ, Dipika Pallikal defeated the reigning World Champion in the 3/4 playoff to win the bronze medal in consecutive years at the World Junior Championship. Dipika once again lost in the semi final to a spirited Nour El Tayeb from Egypt. Anaka Alankamony maintained her seed and finished eighth losing to the new world champion Amanda Shoby in the quarterfinal. Anwesha Reddy defeated Aparajitha Balamurukan in the 17th position playoff match. Both girls had performed well in their earlier round although losing out in the first round.

Round 1

[1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt Amalie Bornaes (DEN) 11-2, 11-1, 11-0 (11m)

[9/16] Julia Lecoq (FRA) bt Aparajitha Balamurukan (IND) 11-8, 9-11, 9-11, 11-4, 11-4 (39m)

[8] Anaka Alankamony (IND) bt Ashley Tidman (FRA) 11-4, 11-7, 11-9 (11m)

[9/16] Farah Abdel Meguid (EGY) bt Anwesha Reddy (IND) 11-4, 11-7, 11-6 (19m)

[2] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt Katie Tutrone (USA) 11-1, 11-4, 11-2 (17m)

Pre-quarterfinals

(2) Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt (9/16) Salma Hany (EGY) 12-10, 11-8, 11-8

(8) Anaka Alankamony (IND) bt (9/16) Catalina Pelaez (COL) 11-8, 11-8, 11-7

(play off)

Aparajitha Balamurukan (IND) bt Amalie Bornaes (DEN) 11-1, 11-4, 11-2

Anwesha Reddy (IND) bt Oxane Ah-Hu (FRA)  11-5, 11-3, 11-7

Quarterfinals

[3] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt [8] Anaka Alankamony (IND) 12-10, 11-4, 11-6 (22m)

[2] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [5] Kanzy Emad El-Defrawy (EGY) 9-11, 11-9, 11-2, 12-10 (50m)

(play off)

Aparajitha Balamurukan (IND) bt Franziska Hennes (GER) 12-10, 6-11, 11-8, 11-7

Anwesha Reddy (IND) bt Katie Tutrone (USA) 11-4, 11-7, 11-3

Semi final results:

[3] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt [1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) 12-10, 14-12, 11-9

[4] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bt [2] Dipika Pallikal (IND) 15-13, 11-9, 11-9

(play off)

(8) Anaka Alankamony (IND) lost to (7) Nouran El Torky (EGY)  9-11, 6-11, 7-11

Aparajitha Balamurukan (IND) bt Ashley Tidman (FRA)  11-6, 11-8, 11-5, 11-9

Anwesha Reddy (IND) bt Katie Tutrone (USA) 11-4, 11-7, 11-3

Final results:

3rd position – (2) Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt (1) Nour El Sherbini (EGY) 4-11 11-4 11-8 8-11 11-8

7th position – (8) Anaka Alankamony (IND) lost to (6) Olivia Blatchford (USA) 4-11, 3-11, 10-12

17th position – Anwesha Reddy (IND) bt Aparajitha Balamurukan (IND)  11-4, 11-7, 11-5

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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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