The Indian squash contingent comprising six junior boys and five junior girls are set to depart for the World Squash Federation World Junior Squash Championships being held at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex in the country’s capital, Doha, from 7th-18th July, 2012.
Players from 29 countries will initially do battle in the men’s and women’s individual championships (from 7-12 July), which will be followed by the biennial Men’s World Junior Team Championship (from 13th-18th July).
Double Asian Junior Champion, Anaka Alankamony, and junior national champion Mahesh Mangaonkar have been seeded 5/8 in the women’s and men’s individual event respectively. Egypt’s Marwan El Shorbagy & Nour El Sherbini have been given top billing.
Mahesh Mangaonkar will lead the Indian junior men in the Men’s World Junior Team Championship and will hope to better the last performance of 5th position achieved in Ecuador 2010. The team seedings and draws will be released a day prior to the team event.
Individual Draw (Indian’s)
Men’s 1st round draw:
Yousif Ali (KUW) v Deepak Mishra (IND)
[9/16] Syed Hamzah Shah Bukhari (PAK) v Kush Kumar (IND)
Blessing Muhwate (ZIM) v Vivek Dinodia (IND)
[5/8] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bye
Vrishab Kotian (IND) v Taiki Kaido (JPN)
[9/16] Abhishek Pradhan (IND) v Mateo Vargas (COL)
Women’s 1st round draw:
Megan Page (RSA) v Harshit Kaur Jawanda (IND)
[9/16] Aparajitha Balamurukan (IND) bye
[5/8] Anaka Alankamony (IND) bye
Lakshya Ragavendran (IND) v Reeham Sedky (USA)
Marie Stephan (FRA) v Sachika Ingale (IND)
Published with permission from Cyrus Poncha's squash blog.