Shock wins for Abhay, Samita in junior squash meet

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Shock wins for Abhay, Samita in junior squash meet

Two Tamil Nadu players Abhay Singh in the boys Under-17 and Samita Sivakumar (girls U-15), came up with outstanding wins to reach their respective title rounds in the ISA Open junior squash tournament here on Wednesday.

Abhay wore down second seed Robin Singh Mann from Delhi 11-6, 6-11, 11-9, 11-8, for his first win in their eight meetings.

Equally impressive was Samita’s effort as she beat second seeded Navmi Sharma of Maharashtra 11-2, 11-4, 3-11, 11-13, 11-8.

The results (semi-finals):

Boys – U-19: Yohan Darius Pandole (Mah) bt Junaid Muzzafar Thoker (Del) 12-10, 5-11, 13-11, 11-8; Velavan Senthilkumar (TN) bt Aishwary Singh (Mah) 11-3, 11-5, 11-3. U-17: Abhay singh (TN) btA Robin Singh Mann (Del) 11-6, 6-11, 11-9, 11-8; Adhitya Raghavan (TN) bt Ranjit Singh (UP) 11-9, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9.

U-15: Tushar Shahani (Mah) bt Yash Fadte (Goa) 11-7, 11-7, 11-8; Rahul Baitha (Mah) bt Veer Chotrani (Mah) 11-4, 11-5, 11-7. U-13: Navaneeth Prabhu (TN) bt Tanay Punjabi (Mah) 11-4, 11-9, 11-6; Neel Joshi (Mah) bt Kanhav Nanavati (TN) 11-2, 11-2, 11-4. U-11: Paarth Ambani (Mah) bt Sharan Punjabi (Mah) 11-2, 11-7, 12-10; Vivaan Shah (Mah) bt A Tripathi (TN) 10-12, 11-5, 11-6, 11-1.

Girls – U-19: Harshit Kaur Jawanda (Del) bt Riddhi Sampat (Mah) 11-5, 11-5, 11-2; Adya Advani (Mah) bt Mayuri Namasivayam (TN) 11-7, 7-11, 11-3, 11-3. U-17: Akanksha Salunkhe (Goa) bt Ashita Pranaya Bhengra (TN) 11-5, 11-4, 11-5; Sunayna Kuruvilla (TN) bt Nikita Joshi (Mah) 11-7, 11-5, 11-9.

U-15: Diya Joukani (Mah) bt Darshana Vasudevan (TN) 9-11, 12-10, 11-3, 11-8; Samita Sivakumar (TN) bt Navmi Sharma (Mah) 11-2, 11-4, 3-11, 11-13, 11-8.

U-13: Aarya Ogale (Mah) bt Megha Bhatia (Del) 13-11, 11-8, 11-7; Ananya Dabke (Mah) bt Avani Nagar (Mah) 9-11, 11-9,11-9, 11-7. U-11: Yavna Gupta (Mah) bt Geetanjali Vasudevan (TN) 8-11, 11-4, 11-13, 11-5, 11-6; Pooja Aarthi (TN) bt S Akshaya Sri (TN) 11-7, 11-1, 11-4.

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