Asian Team Championship, Hong Kong (11-16 Jun’14)

Pakistan retained the men’s title and Malaysia reclaimed the women’s title in the Buler Asian Team Squash Championships, the 17th staging of the region’s most prestigious biennial event which was held at the Hong Kong Squash Centre in Hong Kong China.

 
The Indian contingents had to settle for 3rd place after defeats to Hong Kong in the women’s semi final and Malaysia in the men’s semifinal.
 
Mens Team
Final:
[2] PAKISTAN bt [3] MALAYSIA 2/1   
 
3rd place:
[1] INDIA
 
Semi-finals:
[3] MALAYSIA bt [1] INDIA 2/0   
Ivan Yuen bt Harinder Pal Sandhu  0-11, 11-8, 11-6, 10-12, 12-10 
Ong Beng Hee bt Saurav Ghosal  12-10, 10-12, 11-8, 11-8 
Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan v Mahesh Mangaonkar  (match withdrawn) 
 
Qualifying rounds – Pool A:
[1] INDIA bt [8] IRAN 3/0   
Saurav Ghosal bt Mohammad Reza Sadeghpour  11-4, 11-5, 11-3 
Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Navid Maleksabet  11-3, 11-5, 11-4 
Harinder Pal Sandhu bt Mohammad Sanaee  11-6, 11-8, 12-10 

[1] INDIA bt [9] QATAR 3/0   
Saurav Ghosal bt Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi  9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 12-10 
Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Abdulrahman Al-Malki  11-6, 11-6, 11-4 
Harinder Pal Sandhu bt Ahmed Mohammed Al Tamimi  11-4, 11-4, 12-10 

[1] INDIA bt [16] PHILIPPINES 3/0   
Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Reymark Begornia  11-2, 11-3, 11-3 
Harinder Pal Sandhu bt David Pelino  11-2, 11-6, 7-11, 11-5 
Ravi Dixit bt Lydio Espinola Jr  11-4, 11-2, 11-4 
Women’s Buler Asian Team Championship 2014, Hong Kong Squash Centre, Hong Kong China : 11-15 June 2014
 
Women’s Team
Final:
[1] MALAYSIA bt [3] HONG KONG CHINA 2-0
 
3rd place:
[2] INDIA    
 
Semi-finals:
[1] MALAYSIA bt [2] INDIA 2/0   
Delia Arnold bt Anaka Alankamony  11-6, 11-1, 11-5 
Nicol David bt Dipika Pallikal  11-5, 11-5, 11-8 
Low Wee Wern v Joshana Chinappa  (match withdrawn) 
 
Qualifying rounds
Pool B:
[2] INDIA bt [10] IRAN 3/0   
Dipika Pallikal bt Parand Dolatyzadeh  11-5, 11-0, 11-5 
Joshana Chinappa bt Arezoosadat Mousavizadeh  11-6, 11-4, 11-7 
Anaka Alankamony bt Fatemehalsadat Haidary  11-5, 11-1, 11-3 

[3] HONG KONG CHINA bt [2] INDIA 2/1   
Joey Chan bt Dipika Pallikal  9-11, 12-10, 4-11, 11-7, 11-8 
Liu Tsz-Ling lost to Joshana Chinappa  9-11, 8-11, 11-9, 6-11 
Tong Tsz-Wing bt Anaka Alankamony  10-12, 9-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-7 

[2] INDIA bt [6] CHINA 3/0   
Dipika Pallikal bt Li Dongjin  11-4, 11-6, 11-4 
Joshana Chinappa bt Gu Jinyue  11-5, 11-3, 9-11, 11-7 
Aparajitha Balamurukan bt Duan Siyu  11-5, 11-5, 11-3 

[2] INDIA bt [7] PAKISTAN 3/0   
Joshana Chinappa bt Maria Toorpakai Wazir  11-13, 11-6, 11-13, 11-8, 11-7 
Anaka Alankamony bt Muqaddas Ashraf  11-5, 11-9, 11-6 
Aparajitha Balamurukan bt Sammer Anjum  11-5, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6  

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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