Shah, Malhotra score upset wins in junior squash

October 28th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) For second seeded Manik Dutta (boys under-15) and Anandita Gupta (girls under-15) the script went wrong as both the Madhya Pradesh players lost their semi-final matches in the National sub-junior and junior squash championship here Thursday.

Dutta went down to Abhimanyu Shah of Maharashtra, seeded 3-4, in four games while Gupta lost to Pankhuri Malhotra of Delhi, also in the 3-4 bracket, in three games.

Barring the two upsets, there were no surprises as the top two seeds in each section took their appointed spots in the final although a few of them were stretched.

The results (all semi-finals):

Boys (Under-11): 1-Chaitanya Shah (MAH) bt Veer Chotrani (MAH) 11-6 11-7 10-12 11-4; 2-Aryan Parekh (MAH) bt Advait Adik (MAH) 13-11 11-9 11-13 11-2.

U-13: 1-Roshan Kumarakannan (TN) bt Ranjit Singh (UP) 11-7 11-7 12-10; Velavan Senthilkumar (TN) bt Robin Mann (DEL) 11-3 11-6 11-5.

U-15: 1-Kush Kumar (TN) bt Vijay Kumar (RAJ) 11-5 11-4 11-2; Abhimanyu Shah (MAH) bt 2-Manik Dutta (MP) 11-6 10-12 12-10 11-7.

U-17: 1-Mahesh Mangoankar (MAH) bt Deepak Misra (TN) 9-11 11-4 11-6 11-4; 2-Vrishab Koitan (TN) bt Rishi Tandon (TN) 11-6 10-12 10-12 11-8 11-2.

U-19: 1-Ravi Dixit (TN) bt Akshay Deepak (TN) 11-6 11-4 11-3; 2-Ramit Tandon (TN) bt Abhishek Pradhan (TN) 11-6 8-11 11-5 5-11 11-6.

Girls (Under-11): 1-Nikita Joshi (MAH) bt Adiwtiya Kasliwal (MP) 11-3 11-2 11-3; 2-Daksha Pathak (MAH) bt Aakanksha Rao (MAH) 11-4 11-2 11-6.

U-13: 1-Adya Advani (DEL) bt Jui Vinay Kalgutkar (MAH) 13-11 11-6 11-6; 2-Aishwarya Bhattacharya (MAH) bt Neharika Balamurukan (TN) 11-3 11-6 11-6.

U-15: 1-Lakshya Ragvendra (TN) bt Harshit Kaur (DEL) 12-14 9-11 11-6 11-6 11-6; Pankhuri Malhotra (DEL) bt 2-Anandita Gupta (MP) 11-3 11-9 11-3.

U-17: 1-Saumya Karki (MAH) bt Sai Meera (TN) 11-5 11-3 11-0; 2-Aparajitha Balamurukan (TN) bt Shria Khatri (MAH) 11-1 11-5 11-1.

U-19: 1-Anaka Alankamony (TN) bt Namrata Purohit (MAH) 11-2 11-5 11-3; 2-Ankita Sharma (MAH) bt Dheeya Somaiya (MP) 11-3 11-5 11-1.

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