Ghoshal, Pallikal win national squash titles

December 10th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Dec 10 (IANS) Top seeds Saurav Ghoshal and Dipika Pallikal expectedly won the men’s and women’s singles titles in the senior National squash championship that concluded here Saturday.

In the final, defending champion Ghosal overcame a fighting Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu 8-11, 11-6, 11-3, 11-1, in 55 minutes while Pallikal took 31 minutes to wear down second-seeded Anaka Alankamony 11-7, 8-11, 11-4, 11-7 and win her maiden National title, though in the absence of champion Joshna Chinappa, who skipped the event due to injury.

Other results (all finals): Over 55: 1-Maj S Maniam bt 3/4-Col LK Agnihotri 11-8, 11-9, 15-13. Over 50: 2-Viney Singh bt 1-Vaman Apte (1) 11-5, 11-5, 11-5. Over 45: 1-Rohit Thanwani bt 2-Chetan Ladiwala 11-6, 11-7, 12-10. Over 40: 1-Manoj Chotrani bt 2-Mohanish Sawant 11-6, 16-14, 13-11. Professionals: 1-A Parthiban bt 2-B Balamurukan 11-8, 10-12, 11-6, 11-8. Over 35: 3/4-Vikas Nayar bt 3/4-Cyrus Poncha 12-14, 11-4, 9-11, 11-7, 11-5.

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