Pioneer Cup (3-6 July ’15)

Three Indians, Navaneeth Prabhu, an Indian Squash Academy trainee, in the U-13 category, Tushar Shahani in U-15 and Navmi Sharma in U-15 girls both from Mumbai reached the final before bowing out in the Pioneer Cup 2015, an international Super Series event held in Cologne, Germany.

Adithya Raghavan finished third in the U-17 category while Kanhav Nanavati, who had a good run, beating a couple of Egyptians en-route, finished fourth in the U-13 category. Another Indian Shloke Sahay finished fourth in the U-15 boys category.

Boys: U-13: final: Miquel Mathis (Switzerland) bt Navaneeth Prabhu 11-6, 11-8, 11-7;
U-15: final Muhammed Abdul Harif (Malaysia) bt Tushar Shahani 8-11, 11-4, 11-9, 16-14; U-17:
Girls: U-15: final: Elena Wagenmans (Netherlands) bt Navmi Sharma 11-7, 4-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-9;
Boys U17 third place: Aditya Raghavan bt Idor Burstein (Israel) 11-7, 11-6, 11-9;
U-15: fourth place: Ismail Abdel Gawad (Egy) bt Shloke Sahay 13-11, 11-1, 11-2;
U-13: fourth place: Dylan Deverill (Can) bt Kanhav Nanavati 15-13, 11-4, 4-11, 11-6;

Final Positions:
Boys 13 :
1. Navneeth Prabhu : 2nd
2. Kanav Nanavati : 4th
3. Shriman Raghavan : 10th

Boys 15 :
1. Tushar Sahani : 2nd
2. Shloke Sahay : 4th
3. Utkarsh Baheti : 10th

Girls 15
Navami Sharma : 2nd

Boys 17
1. Adithya Raghavan : 3rd
2. Robin Mann : 5th
3.Aryaman Adik : 7th
4. Yohan Surti : 43rd

Boys 19
Yohan Pandole 27th

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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