Indian Nationals, Quarter-Finals

Dixit despatches Mangoankar as most seeds progress

Guatam Das reports

Indian Squash Academy wards’ rise in stature was evident as Ravi Dixit ousted higher seeded Mahesh Mangaonkar of Maharashtra 3-1 to progress to the semi final of the National Senior squash championship here today.

Making his intentions of making the last four clear from thebeginning of the match, Ravi was patient and kept his cool and mainly wanted to assess the strengths of 3/4 seed Mahesh.  Despite dropping the first game, Ravi went on to win at 9-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-8 in 41 minutes.

As for Ravi-Mahesh tie, the former’s on court movements were a sight to watch and the manner in which he mixed attack and defense was immaculate.  Though it was a neck to neck match, Ravi carried on with positivity in his game and rattled Mahesh with some delightful drops whenever needed.

In the first game, the rivals were 9-9 but Mahesh came up with successful nicks to win but Ravi was calm in composure and his percentage saw no unforced errors in his game.  His decision to keep the ball in play and alternating with attack and defense, Ravi went on to equalizer game score.  As the match wore on Ravi was outstanding and maintained his form to great success.

Delhi’s Gavrav Nandrajog, who survived some anxious moments before beating Kush Kumar yesterday, could not sustain the onslaught of highly experienced Harinder Pal Singh in the quarterfinals today.  Harinder needed just 30 minutes to dispose off Nandrajog at 11-6, 11-9, 11-3.

In the women’s encounters, top seeded and India’s highest ranked star player Dipika Palikal came on to the court and swiftly went about winning against a under-17 Delhi girl, Tanvi Khanna at 11-2, 11-1, 11-3, while 3Ž4 seeded Aprajitha Balamurugan dropped the first game 11-13, before winning the nextthree games at 11-4, 11-3, 11-2 and the match against Sai Meera, who is seeded 5-8.

59th Indian National Squash Championships 2011
Thursday 08/12/2011, Main Draw

Men’s Quarter-Finals:
Saurav Ghosal (1), TN, def. Karan Malik (9/16), TN, 11-4 11-2 11-2 .
Ravi Dixit (5/8), TN, def. Mahesh Mangaonkar (3/4), Mah, 9-11 11-5 11-8 11-8 .
Harinder Pal Sandhu (3/4), TN, def. Gaurav Nandrajog (5/8), Delhi, 11-6 11-9 11-3 .
Siddharth Suchde (2), Mah, def. Sandeep Jangra (5/8), Services, 14-12 11-7 11-0 .

Women’s QF:
Dipika Pallikal (1), TN, def. Tanvi Khanna (5/8), Delhi, 11-2 11-1 11-3 .
Ankita Sharma (3/4), Mah, def. R Lakshya (5/8), TN, 3-11 11-8 11-5 11-3 .
Aparajitha Balamurukan (3/4), TN, def. Saai Meera (5/8), TN, 11-13 11-4 11-3 11-2 .
Anaka Alankamony (2), TN, def. Mayuri (5/8), TN, 11-3 11-0 11-2 .

Over 35 QF:
Karan S Mirchandani (1), Mah, def. Saurabh Nayar, Chd, 11-8 2-11 11-6 11-3 .
Vikas Nayar (3/4), Chd, def. Hari OmTripathi, TN, 11-6 11-3 11-3 .
Cyrus Poncha (3/4), TN, def. Joseph Cairns, KTK, 11-4 11-4 11-7 .
Yudhvir Singh Katoch (2), Mah, def. Siddharth Lulla, TN, 11-6 7-11 11-4 11-2 .

Over 40 QF
Manish Chotrani (1), Mah, def. NavinShenoy (5/8), KTK, 11-6 11-1 12-10 .
Aa Pendnekar (3/4), Services, def. JRaja, TN, w.o..
S Natarajan (5/8), TN, def. Pr Ganapathy, TN, 11-6 11-7 11-7 .
Mohanish Sawant (2), Mah, def. N Ragavendran (5/8), TN, 11-6 11-5 11-8 .

Over 45 QF
Rohit Thanwani (1), Mah, def. C Balasubramani, TN, 12-10 11-1 11-4 .
Ashun Bahl (5/8), Mah, def. Samir Khare (3/4), Mah, 11-9 11-5 5-11 12-10 .
Deepak Moolani (3/4), Mah, def. Ganesh, TN, 11-7 11-4 11-9 .
Chetan Ladiwala (2), Mah, def. Vikram Adhitya, TN, 11-5 11-4 11-2 .

Over 50 QF
V Laxman (3/4), TN, def. Arun Rabindranath, KTK, w.o..
Vijay Jaini (3/4), Delhi, def. Arup Aditya, TN, 11-4 11-0 11-6 .

Over 55 QF
Major S Maniam (1), TN, def. SarvjitSingh, Delhi, 11-8 11-2 11-3 .
Rajiv Reddy (3/4), TN, def. Es Satyanesan, Services, w.o..
Col Lk Agnihotri(Retd) (3/4), , def. Dr Richard Saldanha, TN, 11-1 11-7 11-4 .
Bi Singh (2), Delhi, def. Pothen Philip, TN, 11-3 11-8 11-3 .

Professionls QF:
A Parthiban (1), TN, def. Mohd Saqib, UP, 11-4 11-1 11-6 .
Sanjay Pawar (3/4), Mah, def. Khushwant Singh (5/8), Chd, 13-11 11-5 3-11 11-3 .
Sachin Jadhav, Mah, def. Kalimuthu (5/8), TN, 11-1 11-3 11-9 .
B Balamurugan (2), TN, def. Adesh Gamare, Mah, 11-0 11-1 11-1 .

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