Nandrajog survives a scare in National squash

December 18th, 2009 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) International Gaurav Nandrajog was kept on court for over an hour by Sandeep Jangra before he came through in punishing five games to enter the semi-finals of the men’s singles in the Senior National squash championship at the Delhi Gymkhana, here Friday.
Joining Nandrajog in the penultimate round were National champion Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Singh and Siddharth Suchde, all of whom banked on their experience to come through their respective matches without much ado.

In the women’s singles, top seed and defending champion Joshna Chinappa advanced to the semi-finals along with Aparajitha Balamurukan, Anaka Alankamony and Saumya Karki.

The results:

Open - Main Draw (Quarter-finals): Saurav Ghosal (TN) bt Ravi Dixit (TN) 11-0 11-3 11-6; Gaurav Nandrajog (DEL) bt Sandeep Jangra (SSB) 11-7 7-11 9-11 11-8 14-12; Harinder Pal Singh (TN) bt PO Vikas Jangra (SSB) 11-9 11-8 11-6; Siddharth Suchde(Mah) bt Naresh Kumar(TN) 11-2 11-8 11-6.

Women (Quarter-finals): Joshna Chinappa (TN) bt Pankhuri Malhotra (DEL) 11-6 11-3 11-6; Aparajita Balamurkan (TN) bt Nandini Agarwal (UP) 11-3 11-7 11-4; Anaka Alankamony (TN) bt Shria Khatri (DEL) 11-8 11-4 11-2; Saumya Karki (IND) bt Sachika Ingale (DEL) 11-8 11-9 12-10.

Round 2: Joshna Chinappa (TN) bt Tanvi Khannna (DEL) 11-4 11-3 11-3; Pankhuri Malhotra (DEL) bt Vishryuti Sahni (DEL) 11-9 11-4 4-11 11-8; Aparajita Balamurkan (TN) bt Adya Advani (DEL) 11-5 11-6 11-7; Nandini Agarwal (UP) w/o Surbhi Mishra (RAJ); Anaka Alankamony (TN) bt Jannat Duhan 11-1 11-0 11-1; Shria Khatri (DEL) bt Janet Vidhi (DEL) 11-1 11-1 11-10; Sachika Ingale (DEL) bt Harshit Kaur (DEL) 11-7 11-9 14-12; Saumya Karki (IND) w/o Shubhra Sharma (DEL).

PRO (Quarter-finals): Ayappan Parthiban (TN) bt Sunil Kumar (DEL) 11-3 11-3 11-0; Vijay Jangra (RAJ) bt H.N Tripathi (UTT) 11-7 10-12 11-2 11-9; Shakir Hussain (DEL) bt Sanjay Pawar (MAH) 8-11 11-9 8-11 12-10 11-3; Bhaskar Balamurgan (TN) bt Vikas Kumar (DEL) 11-3 11-7 11-5.

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