Hei survives a scare in Indian Open junior squash

August 30th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Aug 30 (IANS) Top seed Yuen Tsun Hei (Hong Kong) survived a scare as he came back from 0-2 down to beat Madhav Dhingra 3-2 and enter the final of the Boys Under-17 singles in the Indian Open junior squash tournament here Thursday.

In the final, Hei takes on local challenger Vijay Kumar Meena who defeated second seed Lau Tsa Kwan (Hong Kong) in four games.

In the Girls Under-17 category, Harshit Kaur Jawand defeated her higher ranked Hong Kong opponent Chan Ho Ching 3-0 to set up the title clash against Lakshya Ragavendran.

The results (all semi-finals):

Boys U-11: 1-Veer Chotrani (Mah) bt Advait Adik (Mah) 11-6 13-11 11-5; S Navaneeth Prabhu (TN) bt 2-Yash Fadte (Goa) 5-11 11-9 11-6 12-10. U-13: 1-Chaitanya Shah (Mah) bt Rahil G Peris (Goa) 11-6 7-11 11-3 11-2; Tushar Shahani (Mah) bt Utkarsh Baheti (Raj) 11-3 11-4 9-11 11-4.

Boys U-15: 1-Ranjit Singh (UP) bt Krish Kapur (WB) 11-3 11-4 11-3; 2-Velavan Senthilkumar (TN) bt Robin Mann (Delhi) 11-9 11-6 9-11 11-5, U-17: 1-Yuen Tsun Hei (HK) bt Madhav Dhingra (Mah) 5-11 10-12 11-8 11-8 11-9; Vijay Kumar Meena (TN) bt 2-Lau Tsz Kwan (HK) 9-11 11-2 11-5 11-7. U-19: 1-Kush Kumar (TN) bt Shashi Pandey (Mah) 11-9 11-4 11-8; Rishi Tandon (TN) bt Divij Singh Kadan (Delhi) 9-11 11-5 11-8 11-9.

Girls U-11: 1-Megha Bhatia (Delhi) bt Ananya Dabke (Mah) 11-7 13-11 11-8; Samita S (TN) bt 2-Avani Nagar (Mah) 11-4 11-2 11-2. U-13: 1-Nikita Joshi (Mah) bt Aakanksha Rao (Mah) 11-1 11-3 11-1; 2-Koel Shankar (Mah) bt Sneha Sivakumar (TN) 11-6 11-3 11-4.

Girls U-15: 1-Mihiliya Methsarani (Mah) bt Ashita Pranaya Bhengra (TN) 11-6 11-3 11-6; Aishwarya Bhattacharya (Mah) bt 2-Ho Ka Wing (HK) 15-13 11-9 11-6. U-17: 1-Lakshya Ragavendran (TN) bt Tanvi Khanna (Delhi) 11-2 11-2 11-6; Harshit Kaur Jawanda (Delhi) bt 2-Chan Ho Ching (HK) 11-5 11-5 11-5. U-19: 1-Anaka Alankamony (TN) bt Urwashi Joshi (Mah) 11-6 11-4 11-6; Aparajitha Balamurukan (TN) bt 2-Enora Villard (ESP) 9-11 11-9 11-9 11-9.

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