JSW Circuit #2 (8-12 Oct’14)

Mahesh Mangaonkar toppled top seed Zahed Mohamed of Egypt in straight games to clinch the title in the USD 10,000 JSW PSA Squash Circuit 2 held at the Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana, Mumbai.

Mumbai-born Mangaonkar, seeded 2nd and world ranked 56, showed tremendous retrieving power and stamina to notch a hard-fought 14-12, 15-13, 11-4 win in the 52-minute final against an opponent from Alexandria who is ranked 45th.

This was their first-ever meeting in the PSA circuit

Champsand the title win was Mangaonkar’s fourth in PSA circuit and second this year.

Earlier, in the final of the WSA Tour 5 event being held concurrently, Nouran El Torky (Egypt) beat Chloe Mesic (France) 11-3, 11-5, 11-6 in 35 minutes. This is the Egyptian woman’s third title out of four finals. She had won the crown in the opening leg at Jaipur.

Final:

[2] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt [1] Zahed Mohamed (EGY)        14-12, 15-13, 11-4 (52m)

Semi-finals:

[1] Zahed Mohamed (EGY) bt [Q] Sanjay Singh (MAS)      11-9, 11-9, 12-10 (46m)

[2] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt [8] Shehab Essam Hosny (EGY)             11-6, 4-11, 11-7, 5-11, 11-9 (91m)

Quarter-finals:

[1] Zahed Mohamed (EGY) bt [LL] Muhammad Asim Khan (PAK)           11-6, 11-9, 11-7 (47m)

[Q] Sanjay Singh (MAS) bt [3] Kristian Frost Olesen (DEN)            7-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-5, 12-10 (89m)

[8] Shehab Essam Hosny (EGY) bt [4] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND)             8-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-7 (45m)

[2] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt [Q] Valentino Bon Jovi Bong (MAS)     11-7, 12-10, 8-11, 11-5 (52m)

1st round:

[1] Zahed Mohamed (EGY) bt [WC] Kush Kumar (IND)    11-9, 11-7, 11-7 (39m)

[4] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Arthur Moineau (FRA)    6-11, 11-6, 6-1 ret. (34m)

[2] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt [Q] Sandeep Jangra (IND)          11-3, 11-5, 11-6 (37m)

Qualifying finals:

Angus Gillams (ENG) bt Deepak Mishra (IND)        11-8, 11-3, 11-6 (30m)

Valentino Bon Jovi Bong (MAS) bt Vikas Jangra (IND)      11-2, 11-5, 11-5 (22m)

Sandeep Jangra (IND) bt Ravi Dixit (IND)   11-9, 6-11, 11-6, 6-11, 11-7

1st qualifying round:

Angus Gillams (ENG) bt Vijay Meena (IND)            8-11, 11-2, 11-2, 7-11, 11-2 (61m)

Deepak Mishra (IND) bt Ashish Keskar (IND)         11-6, 11-5, 11-8 (26m)

Vikas Jangra (IND) bt Abhinav Sinha (IND)             11-6, 5-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-8 (41m)

Valentino Bon Jovi Bong (MAS) bt Arjun Agnihotri (IND)             11-7, 11-1, 11-3 (19m)

Sanjay Singh (MAS) bt Aryaman Adik (IND)           11-2, 11-3, 11-9 (16m)

Muhammad Asim Khan (PAK) bt Ranvijay Singh (IND)     11-3, 9-11, 11-4, 11-5 (40m)

Sandeep Jangra (IND) bt Chaitanya Shah (IND)       11-3, 11-7, 11-6 (24m)

Ravi Dixit (IND) bt Yohan Pandole (IND)   11-3, 12-10, 11-4 (25m)

ALL WOMEN’S RESULTS

Final:

[5] Nouran El Torky (EGY) bt [4] Chloe Mesic (FRA) 11-3, 11-5, 11-6 (35m)

Semi-finals:

[5] Nouran El Torky (EGY) bt [1] Laura Pomportes (FRA) 11-8, 11-7, 11-8 (46m)

[4] Chloe Mesic (FRA) bt [2] Birgit Coufal (AUT)      11-4, 4-11, 5-11, 11-9, 11-1 (58m)

Quarter-finals:

[1] Laura Pomportes (FRA) bt [7] Sammer Anjum (PAK) 11-3, 11-3, 11-4 (18m)

[5] Nouran El Torky (EGY) bt [3] Cheyna Tucker (RSA)   11-3, 8-11, 11-9, 11-8 (58m)

[4] Chloe Mesic (FRA) bt Jui Kalgutkar (IND) 11-4, 11-6, 11-3 (18m)

[2] Birgit Coufal (AUT) bt [6] Sachika Ingale (IND)   7-11, 11-4, 11-4, 11-9 (36m)

1st round:

[7] Sammer Anjum (PAK) bt Nikita Joshi (IND)         11-7, 11-6, 11-8 (31m)

[5] Nouran El Torky (EGY) bt [WC] Urvashi Joshi (IND)   15-13, 11-5, 11-7 (40m)

[4] Chloe Mesic (FRA) bt Aishwarya Bhattacharya (IND)           11-6, 11-2, 11-4 (35m)

[6] Sachika Ingale (IND) bt Janet Vidhi (IND) 11-2, 11-1, 11-5 (28m)

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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