DNA – Indian Squash looking up

Indian women’s squash has been on a high in recent times with both Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal clinching WISPA titles in the last two monthsThe latest came on Sunday when Joshna Chinappa won the German Ladies Open title in Saarbrucken.  This is Joshna’s first WISPA title on the European tour. Indian squash coach Cyrus Poncha reiterated the fact saying, “It is a great win for her she had won WISPA tournaments before but all been in Malaysia. It is a great achievement for her and you can see hard work is paying off.” Read more of this post


Hamdard Delton Junior Squash Championship 2007

Hamdard Delton All India Junior Squash Championship 2007
Boy’s U-13 Arslan H. Bhatti beat Syed A.M.S. Bukhari 3-9, 9-1, 9-2, 2-9, 9-0

Boy’s U-11 Tayyab Aslam beat Amaad Fareed – 6-9, 10-8, 6-9, 9-5, 9-2

Boy’s U-15 Syed H. S. Bukhari beat Haroon Rasheed 9-5, 4-9, 9-3, 9-3

Boy’s U-17 Shaikh Saqib beat Aurangzeb Khan – 9-7, 9-4, 5-9, 9-5

Girl’s U-11 Pankhuri Malhotra beat Heba Johnson – 10-8, 9-7, 9-2

Girl’s U-13 Aparajita B. W/O Sachika Ingale

Girl’s U-15 Aparajita B. beat Urvashi Singh – 9-5, 9-3, 9-1

Girl’s U-17 Surbhi Mishra beat Rangashree V. – 9-0, 9-0, 9-1

Boy’s & Girl’s U-9 Ranjeet beat Divyanshu – 9-3, 9-1

SRFI Squash calendar

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Delhi University win squash title

Delhi University emerged the all-India inter-university men’s squash champion. In the final, hosted by Anna University at the SSN College of Engineering, Delhi defeated JNV University, Jodhpur, 3-1. For the Third place PVM, Pune bt MDU, Rohtak 3-0

Hamdard Delton squash championships

Hamdard Delton All India Junior squash championships will be held in Delhi from 25th – 28th Jan 2007. Please click here for the entry form

DDA Open Squash Tournament Finals

Men’s Open: Gaurav Nandrajog bt A.Prathiban 10-8, 9-3, 9-4
Women’s Open: Shubhra Aggarwal bt Aakriti Sehgal 9-2, 9-1, 9-6
Men’s above 45: Vijay Jaini w/o Dr.B.I. Singh
Men’s above 35: Mukhtiar Ali bt D.S. Janwal 9-3, 9-4, 10-8.
Boys Under 19: Farman Khan bt Suhail Kapoor 9-3, 9-3, 4-9, 7-9, 10-8
Boys Under 17: Karm Kumar bt Varun Prakash 9-8, 4-9, 9-1, 9-4
Girls Under 17: Aakriti Sehgal bt Diya Kumar 9-1, 9-0, 9-0
Boys Under 15:  Karm Kumar bt Satwik Joshi 7-9, 9-7, 4-9, 9-1,9-4
Boys Under 13: Deepak Mishra bt Kush Kumar 9-7, 9-6, 10-8 Read more of this post

DDA Open Squash Tournament

The 13th DDA Open Squash Tournament is being played at Siri Fort Sports Complex from 8th to 12th October 2006. Over 300 squash players from all over India are participating in this tournament in 9 categories. Some of the results are : Read more of this post

Senior National Championships Semis

Men: Gaurav Nandrajog (TN) bt Ritwik Bhattacharya (Del) 6-9, 9-6, 9-5, 9-1; Saurav Ghosal (TN) bt Siddharth Suchde (Mah) 10-8, 9-3, 9-0.
Women: Joshna Chinappa (TN) bt Surbhi Mishra (Raj) 9-1, 9-2, 9-2; Dipika Pallikal (TN) bt Anwesha Reddy (TN) 9-1, 9-3, 9-0.

Gaurav Nandrajog played the match of his life to defeat five-time champion Ritwik Bhattacharya and made it to the final of the 54th National squash championship at the Delhi Gymkhana Club. Gaurav had a shaky start but he soon found his rhythm and finished the match in style, winning 6-9, 9-6, 9-5, 9-1 in an hour and 25 minutes.

In the final, Gaurav faces 2004 champion Saurav Ghosal, who defeated Siddharth Suchde of Maharashtra. Suchde took an early lead but Saurav rallied brilliantly. He was 2-6 down in the first game, but then reeled off a series of winners to take the game 10-8. Then on it was easy for Saurav as he won 10-8, 9-3, 9-0 in 50 minutes.

Tamil Nadu’s Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal will clash in the women’s final after scoring easy victories. Hence all finalists will be from Tamil Nadu !!!

Senior National Championships 2006 Quarters

Men: Ritwik Bhattacharya (Del) bt Naresh Kumar (TN) 9-0, 9-4, 9-1, Gaurav Nandrajog (TN) bt Harinder Pal Singh (TN) 9-7, 9-0, 10-8, Siddharth Suchde (Mah) bt Parth Sharma (TN) 9-0, 9-6, 9-2, Saurav Ghosal (TN) bt Parthiban Ayyapan (TN) 9-5, 9-2, 9-2.

Women: Joshna Chinappa (TN) bt Shubra Aggarwal (Del) 9-0, 9-0, 9-1, Surbhi Mishra (Raj) bt Shivangi Paranjape (Mah) 9-3, 9-7, 9-7, Dipika Pallikal (TN) bt Sruti Ashok (TN) 9-0, 9-0, 9-3.

Senior National Championships 2006 Round3/4

Men – Round 4 
Ritwik Bhattacharya {ND} beat Amjad Khan {ND}  9-1 9-4 9-1
Naresh Kumar {TN} beat Shakti Singh {SSB}  9-3 9-5 1-9 9-5
Harinder Pal Singh {TN} beat Ravi Dixit {TN}  4-9 9-0 9-4 9-1
Gaurav Nandrajog {TN} beat Shiv Diwaan {ND}  9-4 9-5 9-1
Siddharth Suchde {MAH} beat Uday Daas {ND}  9-1 9-1 9-1
Parth Sharma {TN} beat Ravi Prakesh {UP}  9-1 9-0 9-0
Parthiban Ayyapan {TN} beat Kartik Gupta {ND}  9-1 9-2 9-2
Saurav Ghosal {TN} beat Ravneet Singh {MAH}  9-3 9-3 9-3 Read more of this post