WISPA Indian Challenger 19-23 April 2011, Chennai

Squash Rackets Federation of India and Tamil Nadu Squash Rackets Association jointly hosted WISPA Indian Challenger 2011 in Chennai from 19-23 April 2011.

A total of 19 players from 7 countries participated in this event. 8 Indian players participated in this tournament. Donna Urquhart(AUS) won the title beating Joshana Chinappa in the finals. Joshana Chinappa beat Dipika Pallikal in the semifinals. Anaka Alankamony, Aparajitha Balamurukan and Lakshya Raghavendra lost in the first round main draw. The local qualifiers  Sai Meera, Mayuri Namasivyam and Shruti Lakshmi lost in the qualifying rounds.

Result
Final:
[1] Donna Urquhart (AUS) bt [4] Joshna Chinappa (IND) 8-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-6 (39m)

Semi-finals:
[1] Donna Urquhart (AUS) bt [3] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) 8-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-6 (39m)
[4] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt [2] Dipika Pallikal (IND) 6-11, 11-9, 11-6, 6-11, 11-6 (60m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Donna Urquhart (AUS) bt [7] Tenille Swartz (RSA) 11-8, 14-12, 11-6 (34m)
[3] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) bt [5] Siti Munirah Jusoh (MAS) 11-9, 11-9, 11-4 (34m)
[4] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt [6] Misaki Kobayashi (JPN) 11-4, 11-5, 11-6 (25m)
[2] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [8] Melody Francis (AUS) 11-6, 11-5, 11-6 (27m)

1st round:
[1] Donna Urquhart (AUS) bt Anaka Alankamony (IND) 11-9, 11-3, 17-15 (32m)
[7] Tenille Swartz (RSA) bt [Q] Lakshya Ragvendra (IND) 11-3, 11-6, 11-3 (19m)
[3] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) bt Laura Pomportes (FRA) 11-4, 11-3, 11-6 (19m)
[5] Siti Munirah Jusoh (MAS) bt [Q] Aparajitha Balamurukan (IND) 7-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-6, 11-2 (44m)
[6] Misaki Kobayashi (JPN) bt Sarah Cardwell (AUS) 11-8, 11-5, 11-7 (29m)
[4] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt Olga Ertlova (CZE) 11-9, 11-3, 11-5 (30m)
[8] Melody Francis (AUS) bt Adel Weir-Nunan (RSA) 11-4, 11-6, 11-3 (18m)
[2] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt Siyoli Waters (RSA) 11-7, 11-7, 8-11, 11-0 (38m)

Qualifying finals:
Aparajitha Balamurukan (IND) bt Mayuri Namasivaysam (IND)      11-7, 11-3, 11-3 (25m)
Lakshya Ragvendra (IND) bt Sai Meera (IND)         7-11, 11-8, 1-11, 11-7, 11-5

Qualifying first round:
Mayuri Namasivayam(IND) bt Sruti Lakshmi(IND) 11-4,11-5,8-11,11-7(40m)

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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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