Women’s World Team, New Zealand 29 Nov – 4 Dec 2010

After last winning the title in 2004 – and finishing in 10th place two years later – Australia re-established their authority in women’s world squash by beating England in today’s final of the Women’s World Team Championship in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
The Indian contingent comprising Joshana Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal, Anaka Alankamony, Anwesha Reddy along with officials Maj. (R). S. Maniam and Gautam Das travelled for the event.

India finished in 11 position defeating Hong Kong in their final match. In the pool stage India was just 1 game away from defeating higher seeded Ireland which would have got them into the quarterfinals. The team also narrowly lost to South Africa in the play off matches.

Final:
[2] AUSTRALIA bt [1] ENGLAND 2/1
Sarah Fitz-Gerald bt Sarah Kippax 11-4, 11-4, 11-4 (30m)
Rachael Grinham lost to Jenny Duncalf 5-11, 6-11, 5-11 (35m)
Kasey Brown bt Laura Massaro 11-6, 11-9, 8-11, 11-8 (77m)

11th place play-off:
[10] INDIA bt [13] HONG KONG 2/0
Anaka Alankamony bt Carmen Lee 6-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-5 (38m)
Dipika Pallikal bt Liu Tsz-Ling 11-9, 4-11, 11-4, 11-3 (29m)

9th – 12th place play-offs:
[11] SOUTH AFRICA bt [10] INDIA 2/1
Milnay Louw bt Anaka Alankamony 11-3, 11-7, 11-8 (22m)
Tenille Swartz lost to Dipika Pallikal 11-8, 11-9, 7-11, 15-17, 8-11 (59m)
Siyoli Waters bt Joshna Chinappa 6-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9 (42m)

[10] INDIA bt [16] AUSTRIA 3/0

Joshna Chinappa bt Sandra Polak 11-4, 11-7, 12-10 (20m)
Dipika Pallikal bt Birgit Coufal 11-5, 8-11, 15-13, 11-5 (36m)
Anaka Alankamony bt Judith Gradnitzer 11-6, 11-7 (15m)

Pool Stage:

[10] INDIA bt [15] JAPAN 3/0
Joshna Chinappa bt Miwa Maekawa 11-3, 11-3 retired (12 m)

Anaka Alankamony bt Yuki Sakai 15-13, 11-13, 11-6, 11-5 (37 m)

Dipika Pallikal 3-1 Misaki Kobayashi 11-3, 3-11, 11-8, 11-8 (29 m)

[2] Australia bt [10] India 3/0

Donna Urquhart bt Anwesha Reddy 11-6, 11-4, 11-6 (22 m)

Rachael Grinham bt Joshna Chinappa 11-3, 11-2, 11-4 (18 m)

Kasey Brown bt Anaka Alankamony 11-3, 11-6, 11-5 (22 m)

[7] IRELAND bt [10] INDIA 2/1
Aisling Blake lost to Joshna Chinappa 9-11, 11-6, 5-11, 8-11 (42m)
Laura Mylotte bt Anaka Alankamony 6-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-8 (40m)
Madeline Perry bt Dipika Pallikal 11-5, 11-6, 11-6 (24m)

 

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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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