68th CCI-Western India (14-20 Nov’11)

Top seed Siddharth Suchde bagged the men’s title, while Saumya Karki helped herself to a second straight double crown, in the 68th CCI-Western India Open Squash Tournament at the Cricket Club of India.

India No. 2 Suchde took 37 minutes to overcome Harinderpal Singh Sandhu of Tamil Nadu 11-7, 11-3, 11-7 in a well-contested championship round.

Defending champion Karki overcame arch-rival Urvashi Joshi of Jindal Squash Academy in the women’s and girls under-19 finals to complete a rewarding day.

 

While Suchde and Karki took the honours among the seniors, top junior Veer Chotrani was the toast of the day when, as the boys under-11 No. 1 seed, he rallied from a 0-2 deficit to fashion a thrilling 8-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-9 victory over second seed Tushar Shahani in an all-Khar Gymkhana final.

In other tight matches, top seed Aryaman Adik of Otters Club endured a stiff challenge from Adithya Raghavan of Tamil Nadu before snatching a nail-biting 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 9-11, 12-10 win for the boys under-13 title.

Second seed Aishwarya Bhattacharya of Bombay Gymkhana beat arch-rival and top seed Aishwarya Nambiar of Country Club 12-10, 11-4, 12-10 in an exciting girls’ under-15 final.

Results: (All Finals):

Men’s Open: 1-Siddharth Suchde bt 2-Harinder Pal Sandhu (TN) 11-7, 11-3, 11-7.

Women: 1-Saumya Karki (Hiranandani Club) bt Urvashi Joshi (Jindal) 11-4, 11-7, 11-4.

Boys: Under-19: 1-Vrishab Kotian (TN) bt 2-Ness Billimoria (CCI) 11-7, 11-9, 11-8.

Under-17: 1-Madhav Dhingra (Otters Club) bt Divij Singh (Delhi) bt 11-3, 11-8, 11-8.

Under-15: 2-Sandeep Ramachandran (TN) bt 1-Yohan Pandole (CCI) 11-7, 11-7, 1-11, 11-3.

Under-13: 1-Aryaman Adik (Otters Club) bt Adhitya Raghavan (TN) 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 9-11, 12-10.

Under-11: 1-Veer Chotrani (Khar Gym) bt 2-Tushar Shahani (Khar Gym) 8-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-9.

Girls: Under-19: 1-Saumya Karki (Hiranandani Club) bt 2-Urvashi Joshi (Jindal) 11-7, 11-4, 11-5.

Under-15: 2-Aishwarya Bhattacharya (Bombay Gym) bt 1-Aishwarya Nambiar (Country Club) 12-10, 11-4, 12-10.

Under-11: 1-Aditi Raheja (Otters Club) bt Navmi Sharma (Goregaon SC) 11-6, 11-5, 11-7.

Under-9: 1-Neel Joshi (Otters Club) bt 2-Tanay Punjabi (Otters Club) 11-1, 11-4, 11-9.

Professionals: 1-Ayyappan Parthiban (TN) bt Sachin Jadhav (JVPG) 11-9, 11-5, 11-5.

Results: (All Semi-finals):

Men’s Open: 1-Siddharth Suchde bt Ravi Dixit (TN) 11-5, 11-5, 11-6; 2-Harinder Pal Sandhu (TN) bt 3-Gaurav Nandrajog (Delhi) 11-5, 11-5, 9-11, 11-9.

Women:

1-Saumya Karki (Hiranandani Club) bt Aishwarya Kulkarni (Hiranandani Club) 11-1, 11-1, 11-5;

Urvashi Joshi (Jindal) bt 2-Alisha Mashruwala (CCI) 12-10, 12-10, 11-8.

Boys: Under-19:

1-Vrishab Kotian (TN) bt Madhav Dhingra (Otters Club) 11-6, 11-5, 11-5;
2-Ness Billimoria (CCI) bt Samir Mistry (Otters Club) 11-8, 0-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-5.

Under-17:

Divij Singh (Delhi) bt Arjun Kochhar (CCI) 11-9, 11-9, 11-7;

1-Madhav Dhingra (Otters Club) bt S. Guhan (TN) 11-4, 11-13, 11-6, 11-7.

Under-15:

1-Yohan Pandole (CCI) bt Harsh Wadhwa (Otters Club) 12-10, 11-7, 11-6;

2-Sandeep Ramachandran (TN) bt S. Velavan (TN) 11-4, 11-7, 12-10.

Under-13:

1-Aryaman Adik (Otters Club) bt Siddhant Iyer (Jindal) bt 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 11-8;

Adhitya Raghavan (TN) bt 2-Yash Bhargav (Delhi) 7-11, 11-8, 11-8, 5-11, 14-12.

Under-11:

1-Veer Chotrani (Khar Gym) bt Yash Fadte (Goa) 11-5, 9-11, 11-3, 12-10;

2-Tushar Shahani (Khar Gym) bt Advait Adik (Otters Club) 11-7, 7-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-8.

Girls:

Under-19: 1-Saumya Karki (Hiranandani Club) bt Mayuri N. (Chennai) 11-3, 11-6, 11-0; 2-Urvashi Joshi (Jindal) bt Jui Kalgutkar (Bombay Gym) 11-7, 11-3, 11-4.

Under-15:

1-Aishwarya Nambiar (Country Club) bt Jui Kalgutkar (Bombay Gym) 13-11, 5-11, 13-11, 11-8;

2-Aishwarya Bhattacharya (Bombay Gym) Mayuri N (Chennai) 11-8, 11-7, 11-7.

Under-11:

1-Aditi Raheja (Otters Club) bt Ananya Dabke (Jindal) 11-1, 11-1, 11-1;

Navmi Sharma (Goregaon SC) bt Avani Nagar (Hiranandani Club) 11-4, 11-9, 7-11, 11-4.

Under-9:

1-Neel Joshi (Otters Club) bt Tanmai Pathak (Bombay Gym) 11-2, 11-1, 11-6;

2-Tanay Punjabi (Otters Club) bt Arman Darukhanawala (CCI) 11-4, 11-4, 11-4.

Professionals:

Vijay Waghela (Khar Gym) bt 1-Ayyappan Parthiban (TN) 11-2, 11-3, 11-7;

Sachin Jadhav (JVPG) bt 2-Sanjay Pawar (Otters Club) 11-5, 9-11, 13-11, 11-9.

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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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