61st National Championship,Jaipur (18-23 Aug’13)

Reigning champions Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa successfully defended their singles titles in the men’s and women’s categories respectively in the 61st National Squash Championship.

Ghosal, the World No.20, gave Mahesh Mangaonkar no chance at all and posting a 11-2, 11-1, 11-7 victory in about half an hour to win his record ninth national title. Likewise, in the women’s final, Joshna had a cruised past Aprarajitha Balamurukan 11-8, 11-9, 11-6, to add 12th national crown to her kitty which is already full of achievements at national and international levels.

RESULTS – FINAL
Mens – Main Draw
Final – Saurav Ghosal (1), TN, def. Mahesh Mangaonkar (3/4), Mah, 11-2 11-1 11-7 .
3/4 – Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (2), TN, def. Ravi Dixit (3/4), TN, 12-10 11-5 11-5 .
5/6 – Gaurav Nandrajog (5/8), Delhi, def. Sandeep Jangra (5/8), Services, 11-9 10-12 11-1 10-12 11-8 .
7/8- Vrishab Kotian (5/8), Mah, def. Vikas Jangra (5/8), Indian Navy, 11-7 4-11 7-11 11-9 11-5 .

Womens
Final – Joshana Chinappa (1), TN, def. Aparajitha Balamurukan (2), TN, 11-8 11-9 11-6 .
3/4 – Sachika Ingale (3/4), Delhi, def. Janet Vidhi (3/4), Delhi, 11-8 11-6 11-2 .
5/6 – Jannat Duhan (5/8), Chd, def. Tarunima (5/8), Raj, 12-10 11-7 8-11 11-9 .
7/8- Nandika, Raj, def. Neha Kumari, Bihar, 11-0 11-1 11-1 .

Professional
Parthiban A (1), TN, def. Paramit Singh (2), , 13-11 11-5 11-5 .

Over 35
Rishad Pandole (1), Mah, def. Saurabh Nayar (2), Chd, 13-11 11-8 11-4 .

Over 40
Dalip Tripathi (1), WB, def. Anil Bhagat (2), Delhi, 11-9 11-8 11-3 .

Over 45
Rohit Thawani (1), Mah, def. Samir Khare (2), Mah, 11-2 11-7 12-10 .

Over 50
Vikram Singh (1), Punjab, def. Chetan Ladiwala (2), Mah, 8-11 11-5 7-11 11-6 11-6 .

Over 55
Vaman Apte (1), Mah, def.  Vijay Jaini (2), Delhi, 11-8 11-5 10-12 11-9 .

Over 60
Rajiv Reddy (2), TN, def. Dr Bharatinder Singh (1), Delhi, 6-11 11-7 11-8 6-11 12-10 .

RESULTS – SEMI FINAL
Saurav Ghosal (1), TN, def. Ravi Dixit (3/4), TN, 11-9 11-5 11-8 .
Mahesh Mangaonkar (3/4), Mah, def. Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (2), TN, 11-2 11-6 9-11 11-9 .

Gaurav Nandrajog (5/8), Delhi, def. Vrishab Kotian (5/8), Mah, 6-11 12-10 11-8 11-8 .
Sandeep Jangra (5/8), Services, def. Vikas Jangra (5/8), Indian Navy, 11-8 11-7 11-6 .

WomenN
Joshana Chinappa (1), TN, def. Janet Vidhi (3/4), Delhi, 11-3 11-7 11-4 .
Aparajitha Balamurukan (2), TN, def. Sachika Ingale (3/4), Delhi, 11-9 11-7 11-3 .

Tarunima (5/8), Raj, def. Nandika, Raj, 11-6 11-6 13-11 .
Jannat Duhan (5/8), Chd, def. Neha Kumari, Bihar, 11-0 11-1 11-1 .

Professional
Parthiban A (1), TN, def. Naveen Jangra (3/4), Assam, 11-7 11-6 11-6 .
Paramit Singh (2), , def. B Balamurugan (3/4), TN, 11-6 12-10 8-11 11-9 .

Over 35
Rishad Pandole (1), Mah, def. Karan S Mirchandani (3/4), Mah, 9-11 11-2 11-3 11-4 .
Saurabh Nayar (2), Chd, def. Jamshid Pandole (5/8), Mah, 11-7 11-0 8-11 11-6 .

Over 40
Dalip Tripathi (1), WB, def. Ashutosh Pednekar (3/4), Indian Navy, 11-7 11-2 11-3 .
Anil Bhagat (2), Delhi, def. Vikas Nayar (3/4), Chd, 11-8 11-7 9-11 10-12 11-9 .

Over 45
Rohit Thawani (1), Mah, def. Salil Kumar (5/8), Delhi, 11-5 11-8 9-11 11-8 .
Samir Khare (2), Mah, def. John Smith (5/8), Karnataka, 11-1 11-9 10-12 11-6 .

Over 50
Vikram Singh (1), Punjab, def. Rajandra Jhanwar, Raj, w.o..
Chetan Ladiwala (2), Mah, def. Jaideep S Grewal (3/4), Chd, 11-13 11-8 11-1 11-4 .

Over 55
Vaman Apte (1), Mah, def. Col Lk Agnihotri (3/4), Delhi, 11-6 11-5 11-4 .
 Vijay Jaini (2), Delhi, def. V Laxman (3/4), TN, 12-14 11-3 11-7 2-11 11-7 .

Over 60
Dr Bharatinder Singh (1), Delhi, def. Maj Sarvjit Singh (3/4), Delhi, 11-6 11-3 11-8 .

RESULTS – QUARTER FINAL
Mens – Main Draw
Saurav Ghosal (1), TN, def. Vrishab Kotian (5/8), Mah, 11-3 11-3 11-8 .
Ravi Dixit (3/4), TN, def. Gaurav Nandrajog (5/8), Delhi, 11-9 15-13 11-9 .
Mahesh Mangaonkar (3/4), Mah, def. Sandeep Jangra (5/8), Services, 11-9 11-2 11-5 .
Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (2), TN, def. Vikas Jangra (5/8), Indian Navy, 11-2 11-4 11-9 .

Womens
Joshana Chinappa (1), TN, def. Nandika, Raj, 11-2 11-4 11-4 .
Janet Vidhi (3/4), Delhi, def. Tarunima (5/8), Raj, 11-6 11-2 11-8 .
Sachika Ingale (3/4), Delhi, def. Jannat Duhan (5/8), Chd, 11-2 11-4 11-3 .
Aparajitha Balamurukan (2), TN, def. Neha Kumari, Bihar, 11-0 11-0 11-1 .

Professional
Parthiban A (1), TN, def. Anil Kumar, Delhi, 12-10 11-5 11-7 .
Naveen Jangra (3/4), Assam, def. Rohit More (5/8), Mah, 11-9 11-8 11-7 .
B Balamurugan (3/4), TN, def. Sanjay Pawar (5/8), Mah, 11-7 11-5 11-9 .
Paramit Singh (2), , def. Benjamin Nedarapalli (9/16), Mah, 11-4 11-7 11-9 .

Over 35
Rishad Pandole (1), Mah, def. Atul Agarwal, Raj, 11-2 11-3 11-4 .
Karan S Mirchandani (3/4), Mah, def. Akash Saraogi, Karnataka, 11-7 11-6 11-6 .
Jamshid Pandole (5/8), Mah, def. Hemant Nadkarni (3/4), Mah, 9-11 11-7 11-9 11-8 .
Saurabh Nayar (2), Chd, def. Akul (5/8), Chd, 11-7 11-7 11-4 .

Over 40
Dalip Tripathi (1), WB, def. Navin Shenoy (5/8), Karnataka, 11-6 11-3 11-4 .
Ashutosh Pednekar (3/4), Indian Navy, def. Khushwant Singh (5/8), Chd, 5-11 8-11 11-3 13-11 11-5.
Anil Bhagat (2), Delhi, def. Anil Sharma, UP, 11-0 11-1 11-2 .
Vikas Nayar (3/4), Chd, def. Jaytirth Asundi, Karnataka, 10-12 11-3 11-9 11-6 .

Over 45
Rohit Thawani (1), Mah, def. Shashi Khanna (5/8), Delhi, 11-7 11-7 11-9 .
Salil Kumar (5/8), Delhi, def. Atul Poddar, Raj, 11-2 11-1 11-3 .
John Smith (5/8), Karnataka, def. Amrit Mann (3/4), UP, 11-6 11-4 11-1 .
Samir Khare (2), Mah, def. Nishikant Bhandari (5/8), Raj, 11-1 11-4 9-11 11-9 .

Over 50
Vikram Singh (1), Punjab, def. Anuj Agarwal, Raj, w.o..
Rajandra Jhanwar, Raj, def. Sanjay Jalan (3/4), WB, w.o..
Jaideep S Grewal (3/4), Chd, def. Praveen Jain, Raj, w.o..
Chetan Ladiwala (2), Mah, def. Shakti Singh, Delhi, 11-3 11-5 13-11 .

Over 55
Col Lk Agnihotri (3/4), Delhi, def. Rahul Kumar, UP, 11-9 6-11 11-9 4-11 11-7 .
V Laxman (3/4), TN, def. Lt Gen K Surendranath, Mah, 11-2 11-9 11-7 .
 Vijay Jaini (2), Delhi, def. Sajjan Kumar Tailor, WB, 11-2 11-6 11-3 .

Over 60
Rajiv Reddy (2), TN, def. Maj Sarvjit Singh (3/4), Delhi, 11-8 11-9 7-11 11-7

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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