Iran Junior Open (27-30 June ’11)

Adhitya Raghavan and Neharika Balamurukan trainees at the Indian Squash Academy, Chennai won their maiden international squash title in the Boys and Girls under 13 category respectively at the Iran Junior Open being held from 27th -30th June at the Engheleb Sports Complex, Tehran, Iran.

Adhitya & Neharika both southpaws from Chennai won their maiden title with straight game victories against their local opponents. In the semi finals they defeated higher ranked opponents from Iraq and Iran respectively. This event is part of the Asian Squash Series, the next events where the players will participate are the Hong Kong Junior Open (10-14 Aug) & Indian Junior Open (6-10 Sept).

The final results:

Girls under 13: Neharika Balamurukan beat Ayli Nayeri(Iran) : 3/0(11-6,11-7,11-8)

Boys under 13:Adhitya Raghavan beat Alireza Shameli(Iran): 3/0(11-9,11-6,11-8)

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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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