JSW Indian Circuit #4, (25 – 29 Nov’14)

Harinder & DipikaHarinder Pal Sandhu helped himself to his 3rd title and Dipika Pallikal her 2nd on the trot in the four-leg JSW Challenger Squash Circuit. The grand final of the event was held at the ISA, Chennai. Harinder defeated the top seeded Egyptian Karim Ali Fathi while top seed Pallikal, the world No12 from Chennai, faced second seed Misaki Kobayashi in the final. The highest-ranked Japanese player of all-time, ranked 27 places lower, reached the climax without dropping a game. “It feels great to be playing at my best. It all started with the gold medal performance in the Asian Games and I am hoping to continue like this. Hopefully these three title wins should help me jump in my ranking this year. I am thankful to all my coaches in ISA for this wonderful run in form,” said Harinder. “It was a good win for me,” said Pallikal after picking up the ninth WSA World Tour title of her career. “This is my second title of the year and to play in front of family and friends is always nice. India’s first professional squash circuit brought 108 players together, competing in four tournaments across three cities. “This circuit is one of our key sponsorships,” said Gopul Hosur, Vice President of Corporate Relations for the JSW Group and the tournament’s chief guest RESULT ALL MEN’S    Final: [2] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt [1] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) 11-8, 11-3, 11-6 (42m) Semi-finals: [1] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) bt [5] Ravi Dixit (IND)  11-7, 11-6, 15-13 (60m) [2] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Hossam Nasser (EGY) 11-7, 11-4, 11-4 (27m) Quarter-finals: [1] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) bt [7] Hannan Tarmidi (MAS) 11-9, 11-9, 11-6 (40m) [5] Ravi Dixit (IND) bt [3] Kevin Moran (SCO) 7-11, 11-5, 2-11, 11-6, 11-6 (65m) Hossam Nasser (EGY) bt Kush Kumar (IND)   11-8, 7-11, 3-11, 13-11, 11-9 (57m) [2] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt [8] Joel Makin (WAL)  11-5, 11-6, 12-10 (56m) 1st round: [1] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) bt [Q] Adhitya Raghavan (IND) 11-4, 11-4, 11-6 (18m) [7] Hannan Tarmidi (MAS) bt [Q] Deepak Mishra (IND)  11-9, 9-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-5 (55m) [5] Ravi Dixit (IND) bt [WC] Velavan Senthilkumar (IND)  11-5, 11-8, 11-7 (32m) [3] Kevin Moran (SCO) bt [Q] Vijay Meena (IND)  11-8, 11-4, 13-15, 13-11 (70m) Kush Kumar (IND) bt [4] Lance Beddoes (NZL)  11-2, 11-9, 8-11, 11-5 (42m) Hossam Nasser (EGY) bt [6] Jonas Daehler (SUI)  11-6, 7-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-4 (54m) [8] Joel Makin (WAL) bt [Q] Abhinav Sinha (IND)  11-7, 11-5, 11-5 (33m) [2] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Ahsan Ayaz (PAK)  11-4, 11-7, 8-11, 9-11, 11-7 (81m) Qualifying finals: Deepak Mishra (IND) bt Sandeep Jangra (IND) 7-11, 6-11, 12-10, 11-6, 11-5 (57m) Vijay Meena (IND) bt Ashish Keskar (IND) 11-5, 11-4, 11-9 (27m) Adhitya Raghavan (IND) bt Ranvijay Singh (IND) 12-14, 11-9, 12-10, 13-11 (53m) Abhinav Sinha (IND) bt Vikas Mehra (IND) 11-6, 11-7, 11-8 (24m) 1st qualifying round: Sandeep Jangra (IND) bye Deepak Mishra (IND) bt Aishwarya Singh (IND) w/o Ashish Keskar (IND) bt Puneet Pareek (IND) w/o Vijay Meena (IND) bye Adhitya Raghavan (IND) bt Sandeep Ramachandran (IND) 10-12, 11-9, 11-3, 7-11, 11-8 (53m) Ranvijay Singh (IND) bt Karan Rathore (IND) 11-8, 11-6, 11-7 (20m) Vikas Mehra (IND) bt Sandeep Paswan (IND) w/o Abhinav Sinha (IND) bye ALL WOMEN’S RESULT:   Final: [1] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [2] Misaki Kobayashi (JPN) 11-6, 11-2, 11-8 (35m) Semi-finals: [1] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [3] Siyoli Waters (RSA) 11-4, 10-12, 11-8, 11-5 (42m) [2] Misaki Kobayashi (JPN) bt [4] Birgit Coufal (AUT)  11-6, 11-4, 11-5 (28m) Quarter-finals: [1] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [Q] Lakshya Ragavendran (IND) 11-4, 9-11, 11-2, 11-3 (37m) [3] Siyoli Waters (RSA) bt [6] Sivasangari Subramanian (MAS)  12-10, 11-8, 12-10 (42m) [4] Birgit Coufal (AUT) bt [5] Cheyna Tucker (RSA) 12-10, 4-11, 5-11, 11-5, 11-7 (47m) [2] Misaki Kobayashi (JPN) bt Satomi Watanabe (JPN)  11-3, 11-5, 11-2 (26m) 1st round: [1] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt Harshit Kaur Jawanda (IND) 11-6, 11-4, 11-3 (29m) [Q] Lakshya Ragavendran (IND) bt [7] Aparajitha Balamurukan (IND)   14-12, 11-9, 4-11, 12-10 (43m) [3] Siyoli Waters (RSA) bt [Q] Urwashi Joshi (IND)  11-6, 11-3, 11-4 (18m) [6] Sivasangari Subramanian (MAS) bt Sammer Anjum (PAK) 12-10, 11-3, 11-4 (33m) [5] Cheyna Tucker (RSA) bt Sadia Gul (PAK) 11-6, 11-8, 11-8 (23m) [4] Birgit Coufal (AUT) bt [Q] Sunayna Kuruvilla (IND) 11-6, 11-8, 7-11, 6-11, 11-6 (67m) Satomi Watanabe (JPN) bt [8] Sachika Ingale (IND) 11-5, 7-11, 11-4, 11-8 (46m) [2] Misaki Kobayashi (JPN) bt [Q] Ashita Pranaya Bhengra (IND) 11-2, 11-1, 11-2 (16m) Qualifying finals: Urwashi Joshi (IND)  bye Sunayna Kuruvilla (IND) bt Neharika Balamurukan (IND)   w/o Lakshya Ragavendran (IND) bt AV Apoorva (IND)  11-1, 11-4, 11-1 (13m) Ashita Pranaya Bhengra (IND)   bye

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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