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61st National Squash Championship: Saurav and Joshna retain titles

Cyrus Poncha
EXPERT COLUMNIST
Modified 27 Aug 2013
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Reigning champions Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa successfully defended their singles titles in the men’s and women’s categories respectively in the 61st National Squash Championship.

Ghosal, the World No. 20, gave Mahesh Mangaonkar no chance at all and posted a 11-2, 11-1, 11-7 victory in about half an hour to win his record ninth national title. Likewise, in the women’s final, Joshna had a cruised past Aprarajitha Balamurukan 11-8, 11-9, 11-6, to add a 12th national crown to her kitty, which is already full of achievements at national and international levels.

Results – Final

Men – Main Draw

Final – Saurav Ghosal (1), TN, def. Mahesh Mangaonkar (3/4), Mah, 11-2 11-1 11-7 .

3/4 – Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (2), TN, def. Ravi Dixit (3/4), TN, 12-10 11-5 11-5 .
5/6 – Gaurav Nandrajog (5/8), Delhi, def. Sandeep Jangra (5/8), Services, 11-9 10-12 11-1 10-12 11-8 .
7/8- Vrishab Kotian (5/8), Mah, def. Vikas Jangra (5/8), Indian Navy, 11-7 4-11 7-11 11-9 11-5 .

Women

Final – Joshana Chinappa (1), TN, def. Aparajitha Balamurukan (2), TN, 11-8 11-9 11-6 .

3/4 – Sachika Ingale (3/4), Delhi, def. Janet Vidhi (3/4), Delhi, 11-8 11-6 11-2 .
5/6 – Jannat Duhan (5/8), Chd, def. Tarunima (5/8), Raj, 12-10 11-7 8-11 11-9 .
7/8- Nandika, Raj, def. Neha Kumari, Bihar, 11-0 11-1 11-1 .

Professional

Parthiban A (1), TN, def. Paramit Singh (2), , 13-11 11-5 11-5 .

Over 35

Rishad Pandole (1), Mah, def. Saurabh Nayar (2), Chd, 13-11 11-8 11-4 .

Over 40

Dalip Tripathi (1), WB, def. Anil Bhagat (2), Delhi, 11-9 11-8 11-3 .

Over 45

Rohit Thawani (1), Mah, def. Samir Khare (2), Mah, 11-2 11-7 12-10 .

Over 50

Vikram Singh (1), Punjab, def. Chetan Ladiwala (2), Mah, 8-11 11-5 7-11 11-6 11-6 .

Over 55

Vaman Apte (1), Mah, def. Vijay Jaini (2), Delhi, 11-8 11-5 10-12 11-9 .

Over 60

Rajiv Reddy (2), TN, def. Dr Bharatinder Singh (1), Delhi, 6-11 11-7 11-8 6-11 12-10 .

Results – Semifinal

Saurav Ghosal (1), TN, def. Ravi Dixit (3/4), TN, 11-9 11-5 11-8 .
Mahesh Mangaonkar (3/4), Mah, def. Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (2), TN, 11-2 11-6 9-11 11-9 .

Gaurav Nandrajog (5/8), Delhi, def. Vrishab Kotian (5/8), Mah, 6-11 12-10 11-8 11-8 .
Sandeep Jangra (5/8), Services, def. Vikas Jangra (5/8), Indian Navy, 11-8 11-7 11-6 .

Women

Joshana Chinappa (1), TN, def. Janet Vidhi (3/4), Delhi, 11-3 11-7 11-4 .
Aparajitha Balamurukan (2), TN, def. Sachika Ingale (3/4), Delhi, 11-9 11-7 11-3 .

Tarunima (5/8), Raj, def. Nandika, Raj, 11-6 11-6 13-11 .
Jannat Duhan (5/8), Chd, def. Neha Kumari, Bihar, 11-0 11-1 11-1 .

Professional

Parthiban A (1), TN, def. Naveen Jangra (3/4), Assam, 11-7 11-6 11-6 .
Paramit Singh (2), , def. B Balamurugan (3/4), TN, 11-6 12-10 8-11 11-9 .

Over 35

Rishad Pandole (1), Mah, def. Karan S Mirchandani (3/4), Mah, 9-11 11-2 11-3 11-4 .
Saurabh Nayar (2), Chd, def. Jamshid Pandole (5/8), Mah, 11-7 11-0 8-11 11-6 .

Over 40

Dalip Tripathi (1), WB, def. Ashutosh Pednekar (3/4), Indian Navy, 11-7 11-2 11-3 .
Anil Bhagat (2), Delhi, def. Vikas Nayar (3/4), Chd, 11-8 11-7 9-11 10-12 11-9 .

Over 45

Rohit Thawani (1), Mah, def. Salil Kumar (5/8), Delhi, 11-5 11-8 9-11 11-8 .
Samir Khare (2), Mah, def. John Smith (5/8), Karnataka, 11-1 11-9 10-12 11-6 .

Over 50

Vikram Singh (1), Punjab, def. Rajandra Jhanwar, Raj, w.o..
Chetan Ladiwala (2), Mah, def. Jaideep S Grewal (3/4), Chd, 11-13 11-8 11-1 11-4 .

Over 55

Vaman Apte (1), Mah, def. Col Lk Agnihotri (3/4), Delhi, 11-6 11-5 11-4 .
Vijay Jaini (2), Delhi, def. V Laxman (3/4), TN, 12-14 11-3 11-7 2-11 11-7 .

Over 60

Dr Bharatinder Singh (1), Delhi, def. Maj Sarvjit Singh (3/4), Delhi, 11-6 11-3 11-8 .

Results – Quarterfinal

Men – Main Draw

Saurav Ghosal (1), TN, def. Vrishab Kotian (5/8), Mah, 11-3 11-3 11-8 .
Ravi Dixit (3/4), TN, def. Gaurav Nandrajog (5/8), Delhi, 11-9 15-13 11-9 .
Mahesh Mangaonkar (3/4), Mah, def. Sandeep Jangra (5/8), Services, 11-9 11-2 11-5 .
Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (2), TN, def. Vikas Jangra (5/8), Indian Navy, 11-2 11-4 11-9 .

Women

Joshana Chinappa (1), TN, def. Nandika, Raj, 11-2 11-4 11-4 .
Janet Vidhi (3/4), Delhi, def. Tarunima (5/8), Raj, 11-6 11-2 11-8 .
Sachika Ingale (3/4), Delhi, def. Jannat Duhan (5/8), Chd, 11-2 11-4 11-3 .
Aparajitha Balamurukan (2), TN, def. Neha Kumari, Bihar, 11-0 11-0 11-1 .

Professional

Parthiban A (1), TN, def. Anil Kumar, Delhi, 12-10 11-5 11-7 .
Naveen Jangra (3/4), Assam, def. Rohit More (5/8), Mah, 11-9 11-8 11-7 .
B Balamurugan (3/4), TN, def. Sanjay Pawar (5/8), Mah, 11-7 11-5 11-9 .
Paramit Singh (2), , def. Benjamin Nedarapalli (9/16), Mah, 11-4 11-7 11-9 .

Over 35

Rishad Pandole (1), Mah, def. Atul Agarwal, Raj, 11-2 11-3 11-4 .
Karan S Mirchandani (3/4), Mah, def. Akash Saraogi, Karnataka, 11-7 11-6 11-6 .
Jamshid Pandole (5/8), Mah, def. Hemant Nadkarni (3/4), Mah, 9-11 11-7 11-9 11-8 .
Saurabh Nayar (2), Chd, def. Akul (5/8), Chd, 11-7 11-7 11-4 .

Over 40

Dalip Tripathi (1), WB, def. Navin Shenoy (5/8), Karnataka, 11-6 11-3 11-4 .
Ashutosh Pednekar (3/4), Indian Navy, def. Khushwant Singh (5/8), Chd, 5-11 8-11 11-3 13-11 11-5.
Anil Bhagat (2), Delhi, def. Anil Sharma, UP, 11-0 11-1 11-2 .
Vikas Nayar (3/4), Chd, def. Jaytirth Asundi, Karnataka, 10-12 11-3 11-9 11-6 .

Over 45

Rohit Thawani (1), Mah, def. Shashi Khanna (5/8), Delhi, 11-7 11-7 11-9 .
Salil Kumar (5/8), Delhi, def. Atul Poddar, Raj, 11-2 11-1 11-3 .
John Smith (5/8), Karnataka, def. Amrit Mann (3/4), UP, 11-6 11-4 11-1 .
Samir Khare (2), Mah, def. Nishikant Bhandari (5/8), Raj, 11-1 11-4 9-11 11-9 .

Over 50

Vikram Singh (1), Punjab, def. Anuj Agarwal, Raj, w.o..
Rajandra Jhanwar, Raj, def. Sanjay Jalan (3/4), WB, w.o..
Jaideep S Grewal (3/4), Chd, def. Praveen Jain, Raj, w.o..
Chetan Ladiwala (2), Mah, def. Shakti Singh, Delhi, 11-3 11-5 13-11 .

Over 55

Col Lk Agnihotri (3/4), Delhi, def. Rahul Kumar, UP, 11-9 6-11 11-9 4-11 11-7 .
V Laxman (3/4), TN, def. Lt Gen K Surendranath, Mah, 11-2 11-9 11-7 .
Vijay Jaini (2), Delhi, def. Sajjan Kumar Tailor, WB, 11-2 11-6 11-3 .

Over 60

Rajiv Reddy (2), TN, def. Maj Sarvjit Singh (3/4), Delhi, 11-8 11-9 7-11 11-7

Reigning champions Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa successfully defended their singles titles in the men’s and women’s categories respectively in the 61st National Squash Championship.

Ghosal, the World No. 20, gave Mahesh Mangaonkar no chance at all and posted a 11-2, 11-1, 11-7 victory in about half an hour to win his record ninth national title. Likewise, in the women’s final, Joshna had a cruised past Aprarajitha Balamurukan 11-8, 11-9, 11-6, to add a 12th national crown to her kitty, which is already full of achievements at national and international levels.

Results – Final

Men – Main Draw

Final – Saurav Ghosal (1), TN, def. Mahesh Mangaonkar (3/4), Mah, 11-2 11-1 11-7 .

3/4 – Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (2), TN, def. Ravi Dixit (3/4), TN, 12-10 11-5 11-5 .
5/6 – Gaurav Nandrajog (5/8), Delhi, def. Sandeep Jangra (5/8), Services, 11-9 10-12 11-1 10-12 11-8 .
7/8- Vrishab Kotian (5/8), Mah, def. Vikas Jangra (5/8), Indian Navy, 11-7 4-11 7-11 11-9 11-5 .

Women

Final – Joshana Chinappa (1), TN, def. Aparajitha Balamurukan (2), TN, 11-8 11-9 11-6 .

3/4 – Sachika Ingale (3/4), Delhi, def. Janet Vidhi (3/4), Delhi, 11-8 11-6 11-2 .
5/6 – Jannat Duhan (5/8), Chd, def. Tarunima (5/8), Raj, 12-10 11-7 8-11 11-9 .
7/8- Nandika, Raj, def. Neha Kumari, Bihar, 11-0 11-1 11-1 .

Professional

Parthiban A (1), TN, def. Paramit Singh (2), , 13-11 11-5 11-5 .

Over 35

Rishad Pandole (1), Mah, def. Saurabh Nayar (2), Chd, 13-11 11-8 11-4 .

Over 40

Dalip Tripathi (1), WB, def. Anil Bhagat (2), Delhi, 11-9 11-8 11-3 .

Over 45

Rohit Thawani (1), Mah, def. Samir Khare (2), Mah, 11-2 11-7 12-10 .

Over 50

Vikram Singh (1), Punjab, def. Chetan Ladiwala (2), Mah, 8-11 11-5 7-11 11-6 11-6 .

Over 55

Vaman Apte (1), Mah, def.  Vijay Jaini (2), Delhi, 11-8 11-5 10-12 11-9 .

Over 60

Rajiv Reddy (2), TN, def. Dr Bharatinder Singh (1), Delhi, 6-11 11-7 11-8 6-11 12-10 .

Results – Semi Final

Saurav Ghosal (1), TN, def. Ravi Dixit (3/4), TN, 11-9 11-5 11-8 .
Mahesh Mangaonkar (3/4), Mah, def. Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (2), TN, 11-2 11-6 9-11 11-9 .

Gaurav Nandrajog (5/8), Delhi, def. Vrishab Kotian (5/8), Mah, 6-11 12-10 11-8 11-8 .
Sandeep Jangra (5/8), Services, def. Vikas Jangra (5/8), Indian Navy, 11-8 11-7 11-6 .

Women

Joshana Chinappa (1), TN, def. Janet Vidhi (3/4), Delhi, 11-3 11-7 11-4 .
Aparajitha Balamurukan (2), TN, def. Sachika Ingale (3/4), Delhi, 11-9 11-7 11-3 .

Tarunima (5/8), Raj, def. Nandika, Raj, 11-6 11-6 13-11 .
Jannat Duhan (5/8), Chd, def. Neha Kumari, Bihar, 11-0 11-1 11-1 .

Professional

Parthiban A (1), TN, def. Naveen Jangra (3/4), Assam, 11-7 11-6 11-6 .
Paramit Singh (2), , def. B Balamurugan (3/4), TN, 11-6 12-10 8-11 11-9 .

Over 35

Rishad Pandole (1), Mah, def. Karan S Mirchandani (3/4), Mah, 9-11 11-2 11-3 11-4 .
Saurabh Nayar (2), Chd, def. Jamshid Pandole (5/8), Mah, 11-7 11-0 8-11 11-6 .

Over 40

Dalip Tripathi (1), WB, def. Ashutosh Pednekar (3/4), Indian Navy, 11-7 11-2 11-3 .
Anil Bhagat (2), Delhi, def. Vikas Nayar (3/4), Chd, 11-8 11-7 9-11 10-12 11-9 .

Over 45

Rohit Thawani (1), Mah, def. Salil Kumar (5/8), Delhi, 11-5 11-8 9-11 11-8 .
Samir Khare (2), Mah, def. John Smith (5/8), Karnataka, 11-1 11-9 10-12 11-6 .

Over 50

Vikram Singh (1), Punjab, def. Rajandra Jhanwar, Raj, w.o..
Chetan Ladiwala (2), Mah, def. Jaideep S Grewal (3/4), Chd, 11-13 11-8 11-1 11-4 .

Over 55

Vaman Apte (1), Mah, def. Col Lk Agnihotri (3/4), Delhi, 11-6 11-5 11-4 .
Vijay Jaini (2), Delhi, def. V Laxman (3/4), TN, 12-14 11-3 11-7 2-11 11-7 .

Over 60

Dr Bharatinder Singh (1), Delhi, def. Maj Sarvjit Singh (3/4), Delhi, 11-6 11-3 11-8 .

Results – Quarterfinal

Men – Main Draw

Saurav Ghosal (1), TN, def. Vrishab Kotian (5/8), Mah, 11-3 11-3 11-8 .
Ravi Dixit (3/4), TN, def. Gaurav Nandrajog (5/8), Delhi, 11-9 15-13 11-9 .
Mahesh Mangaonkar (3/4), Mah, def. Sandeep Jangra (5/8), Services, 11-9 11-2 11-5 .
Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (2), TN, def. Vikas Jangra (5/8), Indian Navy, 11-2 11-4 11-9 .

Women

Joshana Chinappa (1), TN, def. Nandika, Raj, 11-2 11-4 11-4 .
Janet Vidhi (3/4), Delhi, def. Tarunima (5/8), Raj, 11-6 11-2 11-8 .
Sachika Ingale (3/4), Delhi, def. Jannat Duhan (5/8), Chd, 11-2 11-4 11-3 .
Aparajitha Balamurukan (2), TN, def. Neha Kumari, Bihar, 11-0 11-0 11-1 .

Professional

Parthiban A (1), TN, def. Anil Kumar, Delhi, 12-10 11-5 11-7 .
Naveen Jangra (3/4), Assam, def. Rohit More (5/8), Mah, 11-9 11-8 11-7 .
B Balamurugan (3/4), TN, def. Sanjay Pawar (5/8), Mah, 11-7 11-5 11-9 .
Paramit Singh (2), , def. Benjamin Nedarapalli (9/16), Mah, 11-4 11-7 11-9 .

Over 35

Rishad Pandole (1), Mah, def. Atul Agarwal, Raj, 11-2 11-3 11-4 .
Karan S Mirchandani (3/4), Mah, def. Akash Saraogi, Karnataka, 11-7 11-6 11-6 .
Jamshid Pandole (5/8), Mah, def. Hemant Nadkarni (3/4), Mah, 9-11 11-7 11-9 11-8 .
Saurabh Nayar (2), Chd, def. Akul (5/8), Chd, 11-7 11-7 11-4 .

Over 40

Dalip Tripathi (1), WB, def. Navin Shenoy (5/8), Karnataka, 11-6 11-3 11-4 .
Ashutosh Pednekar (3/4), Indian Navy, def. Khushwant Singh (5/8), Chd, 5-11 8-11 11-3 13-11 11-5.
Anil Bhagat (2), Delhi, def. Anil Sharma, UP, 11-0 11-1 11-2 .
Vikas Nayar (3/4), Chd, def. Jaytirth Asundi, Karnataka, 10-12 11-3 11-9 11-6 .

Over 45

Rohit Thawani (1), Mah, def. Shashi Khanna (5/8), Delhi, 11-7 11-7 11-9 .
Salil Kumar (5/8), Delhi, def. Atul Poddar, Raj, 11-2 11-1 11-3 .
John Smith (5/8), Karnataka, def. Amrit Mann (3/4), UP, 11-6 11-4 11-1 .
Samir Khare (2), Mah, def. Nishikant Bhandari (5/8), Raj, 11-1 11-4 9-11 11-9 .

Over 50

Vikram Singh (1), Punjab, def. Anuj Agarwal, Raj, w.o..
Rajandra Jhanwar, Raj, def. Sanjay Jalan (3/4), WB, w.o..
Jaideep S Grewal (3/4), Chd, def. Praveen Jain, Raj, w.o..
Chetan Ladiwala (2), Mah, def. Shakti Singh, Delhi, 11-3 11-5 13-11 .

Over 55

Col Lk Agnihotri (3/4), Delhi, def. Rahul Kumar, UP, 11-9 6-11 11-9 4-11 11-7 .
V Laxman (3/4), TN, def. Lt Gen K Surendranath, Mah, 11-2 11-9 11-7 .
Vijay Jaini (2), Delhi, def. Sajjan Kumar Tailor, WB, 11-2 11-6 11-3 .

Over 60

Rajiv Reddy (2), TN, def. Maj Sarvjit Singh (3/4), Delhi, 11-8 11-9 7-11 11-7

Published 25 Aug 2013
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