Gold at the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow

Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal made history at the Scotstoun Sports campus in Glasgow by winning the women’s doubles final to clinch the gold medal, India’s first in squash in the Commonwealth Games. Read more of this post

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Dipika Pallikal – Achieves India’s Highest WISPA Ranking

Dipika Pallikal scales to a new high of 24 in the February WISPA rankings. This is the highest by any Indian female player in the history of squash. Dipika still 19 years, held the no. 1 junior ranking from May 2010 till September when she crossed into the senior category. Dipika finished her junior career by winning the Asian Junior Championships last June.

ToI article on Asian Games

India’s top two women squash players, world number 32 Dipika Pallikal and 33rd ranked Joshna Chinappa, have been seeded 5-8 and placed in the top half of the draw in the November 12-27 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. Read more of this post

Women’s World Open 2010, Egypt (15-22 September 2010)

Dipika & Joshana crashed out to Egyptian teenagers in the final round qualifying at the World Open. In their first match they both defeated French girls. Read more of this post

Asian Juniors & Masters, Colombo, Sri Lanka 7-10 July ’10

Ravi Dixit created history today by becoming the first Indian male to win an Asian Squash title at the Asian Junior Individual Championship held at Colombo, Sri Lanka from 7-10 July 2010.

Ravi Dixit, a product of the Indian Squash Academy, made history by becoming the first Indian to win the Under-19 boys’ title in the Asian junior squash championship (Individuals) in Colombo on Saturday. Dixit played and won what easily must have been the best match of his career. Down two games and staring at defeat with a match point down against the second seed Pakistan player Waqas Mehboob, the Indian fought back splendidly to defy all odds. Dipika got over a brief phase of uncertainty when her concentration lagged to put it across Malaysia’s Low Wee Nee in four games 11-8, 12-10, 10-12, 11-8. In the previous edition, Dipika had lost to Nee’s sister Wern in the final. Dipika became the first player ever to win both the u15 & u19 Asian title.

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Dipika enters the semis of World Junior Women

Dipika moves into the semi finals  where she meets Nour El Tayeb
[2] Dipika Pallikal bt [5] Kanzy El Dafrawy 9/11, 11/9, 11/2, 12/10
[3] Amanda Sobhy beat [8] Anaka Alankamony 12/10, 11/4, 11/6 Read more of this post

World Junior Women Day 2

DAY 2 – DIPIKA & ANAKA IN THE QUARTERFINALS

Dipika Pallikal and Anaka Alankamony from India joined 4 Egyptians and 2 girls from USA in the quarterfinals at the World Junior Women’s Individual Squash Championships in Cologne, Germany. This is the first time ever 2 Indians will feature in the quarterfinals at the World Championship. Read more of this post

World Junior Women’s, Cologne, Germany 25-29 June ’10

DAY 1 – DIPIKA & ANAKA ADVANCE TO TOP 16
Dipika Pallikal and Anaka Alankamony moved into the round of 16 at the World Junior Women’s Individual Squash Championships in Cologne, Germany. Dipika disposed off Katie Tutrone from the USA with ease while Anaka had to work for her straight sets victory against Ashley Tidman from France. Dipika is up against Salmy Hany from Egypt tomorrow, who had defeated Dipika early this year at the British Junior Open. Anaka is slotted to play Columbian Catalina Pealez  in her next round.
It was a mixed day for the Indian contingent as Aparajitha Balamurukan & Anwesha Reddy lost to higher ranked opponents. Read more of this post

Women’s World Junior Squash Championships 2010, Cologne

Click here for the latest news on the Women’s World Junior Squash Championships 2010 which is from  25 June  to 29 June  in Cologne, Germany. Dipika Pallikal  seeded #2, Anaka Alkamony #8, Aparajitha B & Anwesha Reddy make up the  Indian team. At the last championship India finished 3rd

Saurav highest Indian Ever; Eight Indians ranked top 100

The top ranked Indians are:

PSA: Saurav Ghosal – 26; Siddharth Suchde – 81; Harinder Pal Sandhu – 94; Ritwik Bhattacharya – 139; Gaurav Nandrajog – 175; Naresh Kumar – 184; Ravi Dixit – 207; Ramit Tandon – 218; Abhishek Pradhan – 315; Sandeep Jangra – 342; Karan Malik – 354; Aditya Jagtap – 417; Vikas Jangra – 417.

WISPA: Joshna Chinppa – 28; Dipika  Pallikal – 40; Anaka Alankamony – 59; Aparajitha Balamurugan – 80; Anwesha Reddy – 88; Surbhi Misra – 104; Ankita Sharma – 169. Read more of this post