BRITISH JUNIOR OPEN 1-6 JAN 2012

Anaka Alankamony was the only Indian to reach the quarter-finals of the British Open junior squash championship held in Sheffield from 1-6 January 2012.

In her quarterfinal match Anaka lost to lower ranked Egyptian Salma Esmat in straight. Earlier, Anaka defeated Victoria Temple-Murray of England 12-10, 11-9, 11-8.

The other Indians fell to higher ranked opponents. Second seeded Mohamed Abou El Ghar (Egypt) beat Mangaonkar 11-7, 11-7 11-5, while Pakistan`s Syed Ali Bukhari eliminated Kush Kumar 11-7, 11-9, 10-12, 11-9 and No.2 Emily Whitlock defeated Aparajitha 11-8, 11-2 11-1.

Boys u19 – Round 1

[9/16] Abhishek Pradhan (Ind) bt Scott Young (Eng) 9/11 11/9 11/3 11/9 (40m)

[9/16] Mahesh Mangaonkar (Ind) bt Tom Turner (Eng) 11/3 11/6 11/3 (22m)

[17/32] Vrishab Kotian (Ind) bt Taiki Kaido (Jpn) 11/8 11/5 11/4

Boys u19 – Round 2

[17/32] Damien Volland (Fra) bt [9/16] Abhishek Pradhan (Ind) 5/11 4/11 11/6 11/6 14/12 (55m)

[9/16] Mahesh Mangaonkar (Ind) bt Cole Osborne (Can) 11/3 11/5 11/4 (20m)

[2] Mohamed Abou El Ghar (Egy) bt [17/32] Vrishab Kotian (Ind) 11/8 11/4 11/2 (27m)

Boys u19 – Round 3

[2] Mohamed Abou El Ghar (Egy)bt [9/16] Mahesh Mangaonkar (Ind) 11/7 11/7 11/5 (33m)

Boys u17 – Round 1

[9/16] Kush Kumar (Ind) bt Arhum Saleem (USA) 7/11 11/6 11/6 11/6 (31 mins)

Boys u17– Round 2

[9/16] Kush Kumar (Ind) bt Russell Clark (Eng) 11/1 11/9 9/11 11/6 (39 mins)

Boys u17– Round 3

[3/4] Syed Ali Bukhari (Pak) bt [9/16] Kush Kumar (Ind) 11/7 11/9 10/12 11/9

Girls u19 – Round 1

[3/4] Anaka Alankamony (Ind) bt Milena Penkov (Sui) 11/2 11/0 11/3 (10m)

[9/16] Aparajitha Balamurukan (Ind) bt Georgie Ingham (Eng) 13/11 11/7 12/10 (22m)

Girls u19 – Round 2

[3/4] Anaka Alankamony (Ind) bt [9/16] Victoria Temple-Murray (Eng) 12/10 11/9 11/8 (34m)

[2] Emily Whitlock (Eng) bt [9/16] Aparajitha Balamurukan (Ind) 11/8 11/2 11/1 (21m)

Girls u19 – Quarter final

[5/8] Salma Hatem Youssef (EGY) bt [3/4] Anaka Alankamony (IND) 11-9, 11-6, 11-9

Girls u17 – Round 1

Lydia Hume (Eng) bt Urvashi Joshi (Ind) 12/10 8/11 9/11 9/11 (28 mins)

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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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