August 26, 2009 12:45:35 am
Top seed Gaurav Nandrajog of Delhi booked his place in the mens final of the 2009 All India Squash Open Squash Tournament with an impressive 12-10,11-7,11-1 semi-final win over Sohail Kapoor at the Kendriya Vidyalaya squash courts,RK Puram here on Tuesday.
Nandrajog,the countrys former top-ranked under-19 player,will take on state mate and second seed Amjad Khan,who beat teenager Karm Kumar 3-11 11-6 11-7 11-7.
However,its not all over for Kumar. He will play Pehlaj Bajwa from Chadigarh in the title fight in the boys under-19 category after serving up a clinical win over Vedant Issar 11-3 11-6 10-12 11-14 in the semi-finals. Bajwa though was taken the distance by Aditya Advani 12-10,4-11,9-11,11-4,11-6.
Maharashtras Rahil Fazilbhoy is in line for a double after entering the finals of the boys under-15 and under-17 age groups.
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Mens Open (S/F): Gaurav Nandrajog (Del) bt Sohail Kapoor (Del) 12-10,11-7,11-1; Amjad Khan (Del) bt Karm Kumar (Del) 3-11,11-6,11-7,11-7; Boys U-19 (S/F): Karm Kumar(Del) bt Vedant Issar (Del) 11-3,11-6,10-12,11-4; Pehlaj Bajwa bt Aditya Advani 12-10,4-11,9-11,11-4,11-6
Boys U-19 (Q/F): Karm Kumar(Del) bt Harman Singh (Del) 11-4,11-6,11-4; Akash Moitra (Del) lost to Vedant Essar (Del) 7-11,6-11,11-13; Aditya Advani (Del) bt G.S.Sidhu (Del) 11-2,11-8,11-5; Sachit Jolly (Del.) lost to Pehlaj Bajwa (CH) 0-11,5-11,1-11
Boys U-17 (Q/F): Abhijit Malik (SK) bt Ranvijay Singh (CH) 11-5,11-1,11-9; Divij Singh (Del) bt Sajid Hussain (Dhampur) 11-8,11-7,11-8; Rahil Fazelbhoy (MH) bt Aditya Advani (Del) 16-14,13-11,11-8; Sachit Jolly (SP) lost to Pehlaj Bajwa (CH) 2-11,7-11,4-11
Boys U-15 (Q/F): Rahil Fazelbhoy (MH) bt Abhishek Kumar (Del) 11-9,10-12,11-3,11-2; Junaid Muzaffar (Dhampur) lost to Ranvijay Singh (CH) 8-11,10-12,5-11; Ranjit Singh (Dhampur) bt Hiteshwar (CH) 8-11-12-10,11-9,11-4; Yohan Pandole (MAH) lost to Divij Singh (Del) 9-11,4-11,7-11
Boys U-13 (Q/F): Yohan Pandole (MAH) bt Harsh Jain (Del) 11-2,11-3,11-6; Juned Muzaffar (Dhampur) bt Ramit Bhargawa (Del) 11-8,11-4,11-5; Vivek Bhojwani(Del) lost to Yash Bhargava (Del) 8-11,7-11,9-11; Shashank Bhandari lost to Robin Maan (Del) 3-11,4-11,6-11
Girls U-17 (Q/F): Pankhuri Malhotra (Del) bt Mehveen (Del) 11-3,11-3,11-3 Girls U-13 (Q/F): Pankhuri Malhotra (Del) bt Anshul Kashyap (Del) 11-4,11-3,11-6; Vishruti Sahni (Del) bt Tanvi Khanna (Del) 13-11,9-11,11-8,11-9 Mens Over 35 (Q/F): Vicky Nayar (CH) bt Shammi Khorana (Del) 11-4,11-0,11-3; Rohit Nayer (Del) lost to Anil Bhagat (Del) 9-11,11-8,11-9,1-11,8-11; Kushwant Singh (CH) bt Viman Khubchand 11-9,11-5,11-8.
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