Pioneer Junior Cup (3-7 Jul’14)

India’s top junior squash players Yash Fadte (boys u13) and Velavan Senthilkumar (boys u15) won Pioneer Cup titles in Cologne, Germany.

Yash Fadte upset the top seed Manuel Paqueman in quarter finals and defeated 2nd seed Toufiq Mekhalfi in straight games in the finals.

Velavan after defeating the top seed in the 2nd round defeated Rahul Sherawat in semi finals and 2nd seed Enzo Loriglicano in the finals.

Harshit Kaur Jawanda was the only Indian lass to made into finals in the event. Harshit having defeated the 2nd and 6th seed in the girls u19 went down to Canadian Chloe Clemtob 1-3 in the finals.

The other notable results were, Robin Singh Mann 3rd boys u17 and Ashita Bhengra 4th girls u15.

All Finals Results:
BU13 – Yash Fadte def (2) Toufik Mekhalfi – 11-5 11-4 11-4
BU17 – Velavan Senthilkumar def (2) Enzo Loriglicano – 11-3 8-11 11-8 11-8
GU17 – Harshit Kaur Jawanda lost to (15) Chloe Clemtob – 11-5 2-11 6-11 10-12


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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