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Upsets mark final day of Pune Open squash

Top seeded Sachika Ingle of Delhi had to go through some anxious moments before overcoming Urwashi Joshi.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: August 20, 2013 2:01:54 am

Second seed Ranvijay Singh toppled top seed Abhimanyu Shah 3-11 14-12 11-8 11-8 to win the boys Under-19 event while third seed Aishwarya Bhattacharya upset city mate and top seed Jui Kalgutkar 11-7,3-11,11-8,11-9 (3) to lift the girls Under-17 event at the Kirloskar Pune Open All India Junior Squash Championship that concluded at the Poona Club squash courts. The tournament was held under the auspices of Squash and Rackets Federation of India (SRFI).

Second seed Krish Kapoor ousted Vikas Mehera 11-6 5-11 11-7 11-6 to win the boys Under-15 event. In the mixed Under-9 event,eight-year-old,Jaivir Singh Dhillon,a fourth standard student of DPS,Delhi,scored a facile 11-1 11-5 11-6 win over Mumbai’s Vivaan Shah to lift the title.

In the boys Under-11 category,Mumbai’s Neel Joshi scored a 11-6 11-6 9-11 11-1 win over teammate Dhruv Vazirani to win the crown ,while top seeded Megha Bhatia of Delhi scored an exciting 11-5 3-11 11-8 6-11 11-8 win over Mumbai’s Ananya Dabke for the girls title.

Top seed Tushar Shahani scored a close win over Utkarsh Baheti winning 11-6 8-11 11-9 5-11 11-5 in the boys Under-13 crown while in the girls event for the same category,the number one seed Abhilasha Bhasin scored a tough win over Gujarat’s Navmi Sharma. Bhasin eventually triumphed 12-10 11-5 5-11 9-11 13-11 to clinch the crown.

In the girls Under-15 category,Akansha Salunkhe scored an easy win over Sunayna Kuruvilla winning 11-2 11-7 11-8 in the final match. In the boys Under-17 event,Delhi lad and third seed Mudit Pant hardly broke a sweat as he scored an impressive 11-8 11-8 11-6 win over Indore’s Mradul Agarawal for the crown.

Top seeded Sachika Ingle of Delhi had to go through some anxious moments before overcoming Urwashi Joshi.

Ingle finally won 6-11 7-11 11-1 11-3 11-9 but was pushed to the limit by the Bangalore-based Joshi in the final of the girls Under-19 category.

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