SSA Salem Squash Open (28 Apr – 2 May’15)

Second seed Abhay Singh of Tamil Nadu defeated his team mate and top seed Parthiban Ayyapan 13-15 13-11 11-3 12-10 to grab the men’s title in the SSA-Salem squash open.
In the junior section, the second seed Nehaarika Balamurukan (TN) came back from two games down to end the giant killing acts of Amita Gondi (AP) and lift the U-19 girls title 9-11 10-12 11-2 11-4 11-8.The boy’s title went to Vijay Kumar (TN) who kept his top billing intact by beating the second seed Aran Thawani (Mah) 11-4 11-4 11-4.

Results:
BU11
3/4
Sharan Punjabi (3/4), MH, def. Rohan Arya Gondi (3/4), AP, 11-13 8-11 11-9 11-9 11-0 .
Final
Ansh Tripathi (1), TN, def. Mohamed Farhan Farook (5/8), TN, 11-8 11-9 11-6 .

BU13
3/4
Nikhil Jason (5/8), TN, def. Athrva Yadav (3/4), DL, 8-11 11-7 11-5 11-8 .
Final
Shreemann Raghavan (1), TN, def. Kanhav Nanavati (2), TN, 11-7 11-8 11-8 .

BU15
3/4
Gowtham Karthick (5/8), TN, def. Shri Hari Srinivasan (9/16), TN, 11-2 11-5 11-8 .
Final
Yashwanth Raghav G (3/4), TN, def. Tejas Chawla (1), DL, 11-5 11-2 11-5 .

BU17
3/4
R A Charaniyaselvan (2), TN, def. Akash Ashokumar (5/8), TN, 9-11 11-6 11-9 11-7 .
Final
Vikas Mehra (1), TN, def. Rahul Baitha, MH, 11-8 11-6 11-7 .

BU19
3/4
Rishi Dev Asokan (3/4), TN, def. Suraj Prathik Kumar (3/4), UP, 11-2 11-7 12-10 .
Final
Vijay Kumar (1), TN, def. Aran Thawani (2), MH, 11-4 11-4 11-4 .

GU11
3/4
Harini V (5/8), TN, def. S Akshaya Sri (3/4), TN, 9-11 14-16 11-8 11-4 11-5 .
Final
Pooja Arthi R (1), TN, def. Gitanjali Vasudevan (2), TN, 11-4 11-4 9-11 11-9 .

GU13
3/4
Amira Singh (5/8), DL, def. Diksha Aurobindo (3/4), TN, 11-9 9-11 11-9 13-11 .
Final
Krithica J S (1), TN, def. Abhisheka Shannon (2), TN, 11-3 11-8 11-4 .

GU15
3/4
Thulasimathi Murugesan (3/4), TN, def. Rathika Suthanthira Seelan (3/4), TN, 11-7 10-12 4-11 11-9 11-5 .
Final
Samita Sivakumar (1), TN, def. Darshana Vasudevan (5/8), TN, 11-7 11-8 7-11 9-11 11-5 .

GU19
3/4
Kiruttigha Murugesan (3/4), TN, def. Priyal Jain (1), TN, 11-0 11-2 11-5 .
Final
Nehaarika Balamurukan (2), TN, def. Amita Gondi, AP, 9-11 10-12 11-2 11-4 11-8 .

Men
Final
Abhay Singh (2), TN, def. Parthiban Ayyapan (1), TN, 13-15 13-11 11-3 12-10 .

MO35
Final
Hari Om Tripathi (1), TN, def. Shivakumar S (2), TN, 11-6 11-8 11-7 .

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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