Indian Junior Open – Day Two

Indian squash Academy trainee Vikas Mehra hogged the limelight ousting higher seeded Yash Bhargava of Delhi 10-12 12-10 11-7 11-7, while the Indian boys and girls have lived up to the expectations of progressing to the quarterfinal stage of the 4th Indian Junior Open Squash Championship here today.

Being down 10-12 in the first game, Mehra, a 9-to 16th seed displayed total control in his game and his decision to be aggressive most often throughout the match helped him down a fighting Yash Bhargava, who is seeded 5 to 8. Notable highlight of the match was in the second game where despite enjoying slender lead, Yash came up with some winners but Vikas was more determined to wait for his chances. Vikas’s exhibited great abilities in his court coverage to come out with flying colours.

RESULTS, Tue 28th Aug:

Boys U11
Veer Chotrani (1), Mah, def. Yash Salunkhe (9/16), Goa, 11-1 11-4 11-1 .
Prithivi Singh, Chd, def. Om Fadte (9/16), Goa, 11-4 11-3 11-6 .
Druv Vazirani (5/8), Mah, def. Keshav Pillai, TN, 11-6 11-6 11-8 .
Advait Adik (3/4), Mah, def. Yohan Poncha, Mah, 11-2 11-1 11-4 .
S Navaneeth Prabhu (3/4), TN, def. Vedant Mehra (9/16), Mah, 11-3 11-6 11-7 .
Neel Joshi (5/8), Mah, def. R Kishore Aravind (9/16), TN, 11-9 12-10 15-13 .
Tanay Punjabi (5/8), Mah, def. Ayan Bhootra, Raj, 11-5 11-6 11-5 .
Yash Fadte (2), Goa, def. Tejas Chawla (9/16), Delhi, 11-2 11-3 11-5 .

Boys U13
Chaitanya Shah (1), Mah, def. Jairaj Singh (9/16), Raj, 11-0 11-3 11-5 .
Abdur Rehman, Delhi, def. Rutvik Rau (5/8), Mah, 11-5 11-7 11-4 .
Rahil G Peris (9/16), Goa, def. G Yashwanth Ragav (5/8), TN, 11-9 8-11 11-8 11-7 .
Shankaran Parthiban (3/4), TN, def. Anurag Jain (9/16), Delhi, 9-11 11-8 13-11 11-8 .
Tushar Shahani (3/4), Mah, def. Saksham Choudhary (9/16), Delhi, 11-7 11-3 11-7 .
Kunal Singh (9/16), Raj, def. Rahil Saboo (5/8), MP, 11-8 9-11 7-11 11-4 11-8 .
Utkarsh Baheti (5/8), Raj, def. Mayank Sojatia (9/16), MP, 10-12 11-5 15-13 11-7 .
Aryan Parekh (2), Mah, def. Shlok Makhija (9/16), Mah, 11-5 11-3 11-9 .

Boys U15
Ranjit Singh (1), UP, def. Uditraj Singh Rathore, MP, 11-4 11-6 11-7 .
Junaid Muzaffar Thoker (9/16), Delhi, def. Siddhant Iyer (5/8), Mah, 7-11 11-8 8-11 11-4 11-7 .
Vikas Mehra (9/16), TN, def. Yash Bhargava (5/8), Delhi, 10-12 12-10 11-7 11-7 .
Krish Kapur, WB, def. Aman Khumbhani, Mah, 11-5 12-10 11-5 .
Robin Mann (3/4), Delhi, def. Abhay Singh (9/16), TN, 11-4 11-3 11-4 .
Adhitya Raghavan (5/8), TN, def. Divyanshu Sharma, UP, 11-7 11-7 11-3 .
Aryaman Adik (5/8), Mah, def. Sandeep Paswan (9/16), Mah, 11-6 11-6 10-12 11-5 .
Velavan Senthilkumar (2), TN, def. Parth Bhatia, Delhi, 11-5 11-2 11-3 .

Boys U17
Siddarth Choudhary, Delhi, def. Somesh S, TN, w.o..
Ayush Agarwal, MP, def. S Immanuvel Stanly, TN, w.o..
Aadithya Anil, TN, def. Sri Nivash, TN, 11-2 11-4 11-5 .
S Joyson, TN, def. Hemang M Shah, TN, w.o..
Ashraf Hussain, Delhi, def. A.Aditya, TN, 11-0 11-0 11-0 .

Boys U19
Kush Kumar (1), TN, def. Hiteshwar Riar (9/16), Chandigarh, 11-8 11-7 11-4 .
Rahil Fazelbhoy (9/16), Mah, def. B Vimalraju, TN, 11-2 11-3 11-4 .
Shashi Pandey (5/8), Mah, def. Vaarish K Sawlani (9/16), TN, 11-6 11-4 11-8 .
Deepak Mishra (3/4), TN, def. Maunil Vora (9/16), Mah, 11-4 11-8 11-3 .
A Madhana Ranjan, TN, def. Ishan Advani (9/16), Mah, w.o..
Divij Singh Kadan (5/8), Delhi, def. Deepraman Singh (9/16), Chd, 11-5 11-5 11-5 .
Rishi Tandon (5/8), TN, def. Jitendra Lalwani (9/16), Raj, 11-3 11-5 11-4 .
Ma Tsz Hei (2), , def. Shravan Kaul (9/16), WB, 11-8 12-10 11-5 .

Full draws & Results

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The 4th Indian Junior Open Squash championship will be held at the Indian Squash Academy, Chennai from 27-31 Aug 2012. This event is sanctioned by The World Squash Federation as a World Junior circuit Tier-3 event, by the Asian Squash Federation as an Asian Squash Super Series Gold event and an SRFI 4 Star Event. A record number of 410 entries have been received from the following countries France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Iran, Iraq, Nepal and hosts India.

This event is organized by the SRFI with support from the TNSRA and the Indian Squash Academy. There will be 10 categories in this event- Boys &Girls (Under 11, 13, 15, 17 & 19).

Asian Junior champions from India, Anaka Alankamony (GU19) & Kush Kumar (BU19) have been given top billing and are expected to carry the Indian flag. Enora Villard from France and Ma Tsz Hei from Hong Kong are seeded to meet Anaka & Kush in their respective finals.

The Indians can boast of having 8 players who are top seeded in the event.
They are Veer Chotrani (Bu11), Chaitanya Shah (Bu13), Ranjit Singh (Bu15), Kush Kumar (Bu19), Megha Bhatia (Gu11), Nikita Joshi (Gu13), Lakshya Ragvendran (Gu17) & Anaka Alankamony (Gu19).

Matches start from 9.00am on Monday 27th August and are scheduled to finish on the afternoon of Friday 31st August with the Boys U19 final on last at 4.00pm.

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