National School Games, Chennai (22-25 Jan’15)

The SGFI Team and Individual Squash Championships were held at the Indian Squash Academy, Chennai.

Tamil Nadu led the way winning 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze medal in Individual event and 3 Gold and 1 Bronze medal in the Team event. Overall Tamil Nadu claimed 5 Gold medals with Goa, Delhi and Maharashtra sharing 1 Gold medal each.

Velavan Senthilkumar, Ashita Pranaya Bhengra both from Tamil Nadu and Akanksha Salunkhe from Goa won their individual finals with ease. Yash Bhargava clawed back from 1-2 games and 6-9 in the decider to claim the Boys under 19 title for Delhi.

Team Results:
Girls U 17
Tamilnadu – Gold
Maharashtra – Silver
Gujarat – Bronze

Boys U 17
Maharashtra – Gold
Tamilnadu – Silver
Delhi – Bronze

Girls U 19
Tamilnadu – Gold
Maharshtra – Silver
Gujarat – Bronze

Boys U 19
Tamilnadu – Gold
Goa – Silver
Maharashtra – Bronze

Individuals Results (Finals):
B17 – Yash Bharaga (Del) bt Aryaman Adik (Mah) – 7-11 11-9 9-11 14-12 11-9
G17 – Ashita P. Bhengra (TN) bt Kiruttigha M. (TN) – 11-7 11-7 11-8
B19 – Velavan Senthilkumar (TN) bt Abhay Singh (TN) – 11-7 11-8 6-11 11-7
G19 – Akanksha Salunkhe (Goa) bt Sunayna Kuruvilla (TN) – 11-7 11-9 12-10

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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