Dipika wins Nepal Open – WISPA

Dipika Pallikal won the Women’s Nepal Open, the first Tour event to be staged in Nepal.

The $10,900 WISPA World Tour championship was held at the Nepal Squash Academy in the country’s capital Kathmandu – and attracted international players from Pakistan, Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand, and top seed Pallikal from India.

Pallikal, the 19-year-old world No36 from Chennai, battled back to beat the Kiwi 10-12, 11-2, 11-1, 11-5 to claim the second Tour title of her career.

RESULTS:

Final:
[1] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [2] Kylie Lindsay (NZL) 10-12, 11-2, 11-1, 11-5
Source WISPA

Semi-finals:
[1] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [3] Gaby Schmohl (SUI) 11-9, 11-9, 11-2 (27m)
[2] Kylie Lindsay (NZL) bt [4] Adel Weir-Nunan (RSA) 11-1, 12-10, 11-6 (21m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [8] Krishna Thapa (NEP) 11-0, 11-3, 11-2
[3] Gaby Schmohl (SUI) bt [6] Bhawana Sunuwar (NEP) 11-0, 11-3, 11-5
[4] Adel Weir-Nunan (RSA) bt [7] Chitij Gurung (NEP) 11-2, 11-4, 11-2
[2] Kylie Lindsay (NZL) bt [5] Zahab Khan (PAK) 11-1, 11-0, 11-0

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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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