XIX Commonwealth Games (Singles), Delhi 4-8 October ‘10

With 9 of the top 20 players in the PSA & WISPA world rankings, Saurav & Joshana lived up to their seeding bowing out to higher ranked Peter Barker and Nicol David resp.

Men’s Results

3rd round:

[3] Peter Barker (ENG) bt [11] Saurav Ghosal (IND)                  11-5, 11-9, 11-13, 11-5 (76m)

2nd round:

[7] Cameron Pilley (AUS) bt Siddharth Suchde (IND)                  11-8, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7 (74m)

[11] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Lyall Paterson (SCO)                  11-6, 11-6, 11-7 (28m)

[8] Stewart Boswell (AUS) bt Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND)                  11-4, 11-7, 11-5 (38m)

1st round:

Siddharth Suchde (IND) bt Michael Hopkins (JEY)                  11-6, 11-5, 11-4 (37m)

[14] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) bt Sandeep Jangra (IND)                  11-7, 11-9, 11-4 (31m)

Bradley Hindle (MLT) bt Navin Samarasinghe (SRI)                  11-1, 11-5, 11-3 (23m)

[11] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Ian Rukunya (UGA)                  11-1, 11-4, 11-0 (19m)

Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Shopon Pervez (BAN)                  11-3, 11-1, 11-2 (14m)

Women’s Results

3rd round:

[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [15] Joshna Chinappa (IND)                  11-5, 12-10, 11-7 (29m)

2nd round:

[15] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt Sharon Wee (MAS)                  11-1, 11-4, 8-11, 11-4 (30m)

[16] Alana Miller (CAN) bt Anwesha Reddy (IND)                  11-3, 11-6, 11-7 (22m)

Stephanie Edmison (CAN) bt Surbhi Misra (IND)                  11-2, 11-7, 12-10 (21m)

[10] Sarah Kippax (ENG) bt Anaka Alankamony (IND)                  11-7, 11-4, 11-3 (21m)

In the Women’s consolation plate event, Anwesha Reddy defeated Zephaney from Gurnsey in straight games while Anaka Alankamony took the experienced Sharon Wee to 5 games before losing in the final.

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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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