Ritwik upsets Ghosal in Challenger Squash

November 8th, 2008 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Nov 8 (IANS) Veteran Ritwik Bhattacharya upset top seed and national champion Saurav Ghosal 11-9, 5-11, 4-11, 11-8, 12-10 in 65 minutes to win the ICL-PSA Challenger squash tournament, here Saturday.Bhattacharya, a former national champion, brought into play his vast experience to wear down Ghosal in a tense contest as he came back from 1-2 down to eventually wrap up the match 12-10 in the decider.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu upset Maharashtra in the boys under-19 category to lift the title and take home three of the four titles at stake in the Junior National inter-state championship that was held concurrently. Tamil Nadu also won the girls under-15 and 19 titles.

Inter-state final results:

Boys under-19: Tamil Nadu beat Maharashtra 2-1 (Ravi Dixit beat Vikram Malhotra 11-6, 11-4, 11-5; Ramit Tandon beat Mahesh Mangaonkar 11-2, 11-3, 11-0; Karan Malik beat Laxman Joshi 11-7, 2-11, 4-11, 11-8, 11-6). For 3-4 places: Tamil Nadu beat New Delhi 2-0.

Boys under-15: New Delhi beat Maharashtra 2-0 (Kush Kumar beat Mahesh Mangaonkar 11-9, 11-7, 11-8; Deepak Mishra beat Rahil Fazalbhoy 10-12, 12-10, 11-7, 0-11, 11-2). For 3-4 placees: Tamil Nadu beat Maharashtra B 2-1.

Girls under-19: Tamil Nadu beat New Delhi B 3-0.

Girls under-15: Tamil Nadu beat New Delhi 2-0 (Anaka Alankamony beat Sachika Ingale 11-3, 11-9, 11-4; Aparajitha Balamurukan beat Pankhuri Malhotra 11-4 11-4 11-1).

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