Indian Junior Open – Quarter-Finals

The third day of the 4th Indian Junior Open Squash Championship being held at the Indian Squash Academy, Chennai witnessed a series of upsets.

In the Boys under 19 Rishi Tandon from Tamil Nadu defeated Ma Tsz Hei from Hong Kong in a enthralling 5 games.  Losing the first game tamely Rishi fought back to level the match with a lot of running to all corners of the courts.  Ma Tsz Hei once again took charge winning the 3rd game.  Rishi used his supreme skill to win the 4th game convincingly and clawed his way from 3-7 in the 5th game to win the match 6-11, 13-11, 4-11, 11-2 &11-8.   Shashi Pandey ranked 5/8from Jindal Squash Academy in Maharashtra defeated  3/4 seed Deepak Mishra 11-7, 14-12, 11-3.  Except in the 2nd game Deepak seemed not to have an answer to Shashi’s aggressive play.

In the Boys under 15 unseeded Krish Kapur from West Bengal defeated 9/16 Vikas Mehra from Tamil Nadu to enter his first semi final in the major squash event. 

In the Girls under 15, 5/8 seed Ashita Pranay Bhengra from Tamil Nadu fought her way from down 1 game to 2, to win a very tense encounter against Jui Kalgutkar seeded 3/4 from Maharashtra. 

In the Boys under 13 Rahil Peris seeded 9/16 from Goa defeated Shankaran Partiban from Tamil Nadu in straight games.  In the Girls Under 13 Akansha Rao from Maharashtra defeated her state mate Diya Joukani in other 5 set encounter.

Top seeds in the under 19 category Kush Kumar and Anaka Alankamony won the matches convincingly.

Tomorrow the Semi Finals starts from 1230 hrs.

Quarter-Final Results:

Boys U11
Veer Chotrani (1), Mah, def. Prithivi Singh, Chd, 11-2 11-5 11-8 .
Advait Adik (3/4), Mah, def. Druv Vazirani (5/8), Mah, 11-4 11-8 11-4 .
S Navaneeth Prabhu (3/4), TN, def. Neel Joshi (5/8), Mah, 11-5 4-11 14-12 8-11 11-6 .
Yash Fadte (2), Goa, def. Tanay Punjabi (5/8), Mah, 11-4 11-7 11-3 .

Boys U13
Chaitanya Shah (1), Mah, def. Abdur Rehman, Delhi, 11-6 11-8 11-3 .
Rahil G Peris (9/16), Goa, def. Shankaran Parthiban (3/4), TN, 11-9 11-4 11-7 .
Tushar Shahani (3/4), Mah, def. Kunal Singh (9/16), Raj, 11-5 11-2 11-5 .
Utkarsh Baheti (5/8), Raj, def. Aryan Parekh (2), Mah, 15-13 13-11 11-6 .

Boys U15
Ranjit Singh (1), UP, def. Junaid Muzaffar Thoker (9/16), Delhi, 11-9 11-6 11-4 .
Krish Kapur, WB, def. Vikas Mehra (9/16), TN, 9-11 15-13 11-7 11-5 .
Robin Mann (3/4), Delhi, def. Adhitya Raghavan (5/8), TN, 11-8 11-9 11-6 .
Velavan Senthilkumar (2), TN, def. Aryaman Adik (5/8), Mah, 11-6 11-1 11-2 .

Boys U17
Yuen Tsun Hei (1), , def. Yohan Pandole (5/8), Mah, 11-9 11-2 11-3 .
Madhav Dhingra (3/4), Mah, def. Sandeep Ramachandran (5/8), TN, 11-5 7-11 11-4 11-5 .
Vijay Kumar Meena (3/4), TN, def. Abhimanyu Shah (9/16), Mah, 11-8 11-9 11-6 .
Lau Tsz Kwan (2), , def. Ranvijay Singh (9/16), TN, 11-7 4-11 13-11 13-11 .

Boys U19
Kush Kumar (1), TN, def. Rahil Fazelbhoy (9/16), Mah, 11-8 11-1 11-8 .
Shashi Pandey (5/8), Mah, def. Deepak Mishra (3/4), TN, 11-7 14-12 11-3 .
Divij Singh Kadan (5/8), Delhi, def. A Madhana Ranjan, TN, 11-1 11-0 11-1 .
Rishi Tandon (5/8), TN, def. Ma Tsz Hei (2), , 6-11 13-11 4-11 11-2 11-8 .

Girls U11
Megha Bhatia (1), Delhi, def. Janiya Singh, Chd, 11-5 11-9 11-7 .
Ananya Dabke (3/4), Mah, def. J.S. Krithica, TN, 11-6 7-11 11-7 11-9 .
Samita S (3/4), TN, def. Aaryaa Ogale, Mah, 11-6 11-1 11-7 .
Avani Nagar (2), Mah, def. Anannya Morey, Mah, 11-2 11-6 11-4 .

Girls U13
Nikita Joshi (1), Mah, def. Shrishti Nagar (5/8), Mah, 11-2 11-3 11-1 .
Aakanksha Rao (5/8), Mah, def. Diya Joukani (3/4), Mah, 11-3 7-11 3-11 11-6 12-10 .
Sneha Sivakumar (3/4), , def. Adwiteya Kasliwal, MP, 11-5 11-2 11-4 .
Koel Shankar (2), Mah, def. Aditi Raheja (5/8), Mah, 11-5 11-3 11-0 .
Girls U15
Mihiliya Methsarani (1), , def. Nehaarika Balamurukan (5/8), TN, 11-9 11-3 11-8 .
Ashita Pranaya Bhengra (5/8), TN, def. Jui Kalgutkar (3/4), Mah, 8-11 12-10 5-11 11-9 12-10 .
Aishwarya Bhattacharya (3/4), Mah, def. Akanksha Salunkhe (5/8), Goa, 11-9 13-11 11-8 .
Ho Ka Wing (2), , def. Shamika Reddy (5/8), TN, 11-4 11-7 11-5 .

Girls U17
Lakshya Ragavendran (1), TN, def. Likhitta Dugar, TN, 11-5 11-2 11-1 .
Tanvi Khanna (3/4), Delhi, def. Mayuri N (5/8), TN, 4-11 11-6 11-7 11-6 .
Harshit Kaur Jawanda (3/4), Delhi, def. Anandita Gupta (5/8), MP, 11-3 11-5 11-6 .
Chan Ho Ching (2), , def. Lakshmi Shruti (5/8), TN, 11-4 11-1 11-2 .

Girls U19
Anaka Alankamony (1), TN, def. Vrishrutyi Sahni, Del, 11-4 11-2 11-6 .
Urwashi Joshi, Mah, def. Sachika Ingale (3/4), Delhi, 6-11 11-8 4-11 11-8 11-7 .
Aparajitha Balamurukan (3/4), TN, def. Dulakshi Kalhara Elikewela, , 11-3 11-2 11-6 .
Enora Villard  (2), , def. Saai Meera, TN, 11-13 12-10 11-2 11-5 .

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