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Egypt expected to reclaim the title in Equador

Anjali
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731   //    03 Aug 2010, 12:06 IST
World Squash Junior Championship in Equador

World Squash Junior Championship in Equador

World Squash Federation according to the interim seedings announced on Monday that Egypt is expected to reclaim the title in the 16th Men’s World Junior Team Squash Championship. The event will take place in Equador from 2-7 August.

The seedings indicate that Egypt’s win in 1994 and 2006 can eventually occur in 2010 when it will meet the current champions, Pakistan in the final for the fourth time in row since 2004.Pakistan the second seeds are the four times world champions in 1982,2002,2004,2008.

In 2010 World Junior Team Championship, 24 teams will compete in eight pools. The event will take place at the Quito Tennis and Golf club in the Equador capital Quito.

Five countries are returning to this event after missing out in 2008.Brazil,Colombia and South Korea making their first appearances since 2000 in Equador.

The initial event will occur in eight pools ,comprising of three teams each:

Pool A: [1] EGYPT; [16] SOUTH KOREA; [17/24] IRELAND
Pool B: [2] PAKISTAN; [15] COLOMBIA; [17/24] JAPAN
Pool C: [3] ENGLAND; [14] NETHERLANDS; [17/24] KUWAIT
Pool D: [4] INDIA; [13] WALES; [17/24] ECUADOR
Pool E: [5] CANADA; [12] SOUTH AFRICA; [17/24] VENEZUELA
Pool F: [6] MEXICO; [11] NEW ZEALAND; [17/24] GUATEMALA
Pool G: [7] FRANCE; [10] AUSTRALIA; [17/24] BRAZIL
Pool H: [8] USA; [9] GERMANY; [17/24] CAYMAN ISLANDS

India seeded 4th,got off to a good start against hosts Ecuador and is expected to attain its best performance that held two years ago in Switzerland. Mahesh, Ravi and Ramit were convincing their victories without dropping a game even through India’s top seed Aditya sat out for the match.

The score line was:
INDIA 3– 0 ECUADOR (games 9/0)

Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Rodrigo Merino             11/2 11/3 11/4 Ravi Dixit bt Ernesto Dávila                                12/10 11/5 11/1
Ramit Tandon bt Alejandro Castro                         11/5 11/2 11/2

Victory in the next game against Wales would see India ,top its pool and enter the knock out stage against the runner up of pool C.

Anjali
CONTRIBUTOR
Anjali is an ardent fan of athletics and football,she is also interested in hockey and swimming.She belongs to a small north Indian town,Jhansi.Other than sports she is interested in reading fiction and painting.She can even solve Rubik's cube.
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