Asian Junior Ranking - April 2014
NSC SRAM Series No.1, Malaysia, (24-27 Feb’14)
Home hero Ivan Yuen successfully retained his NSC SRAM Series No.1 title when he beat second seed Harinder Pal Sandhu in the final of the PSA World Tour Challenger 5 squash event at the Bukit Jalil National Squash Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
SGFI Championship, Chennai (22-26 Feb’14)
The 2nd edition of the School Games Federation of India (SGFI) Squash Championships 2014 was held at the ISA, Chennai from 22 – 26 February 2014.
Participation was from six states in the Boys category – Delhi, Maharashtra, Vidhya Bharathi (Indore), Goa, Assam and Tamil Nadu while there were 4 states in the girls category – Delhi, Goa, Maharashtra and and Tamil Nadu.
French Junior Open, Lille, France (20-23 Feb’14)
Playing his 2nd international event this year and his last Boys under 13 event, 12 year old Utkarsh Baheti from Jaipur won a silver medal in French Junior Open.
Seeded 9/16 in the event, Utkarsh defeated Fabien Teyssera (Fra) 3-0, Harold Castiaux (Fra) 3-0, Jack Mitter (Eng) 3-0, Srikar Mumidi (Wal) 3-1 before going down in the finals to James Carter (Eng) 1-3.
Winter Club Open 29 Jan'14 – 2 Feb'14, Canada
World No.20 & 4th seeded Joshna Chinappa won her 8th WSA tour event defeating Heba El Torky from Egypt 11-13 11-8 11-5 3-11 12-10 in the final of the Winter Club Open, a $15,000 WSA event in the Canadian city, Winnipeg.
DSI Karnataka Open (17-19 Jan’14)
Yashwant Raghav needed 5 games to defeat training partner Navneeth Prabhu in the boys u13 category.
Chaitanya Shah won the boys u15 category defeating Charaniyaselvan who had upset the 1st & 3rd seeded players in quarter and semi-finals.
Players from Tamil Nadu won 5 of the 7 titles at stake.
Matunga Gym Junior (24-29 Jan’14)
Yohan Pandole and Armaan Darukhanwalla upset the top seeds in their respective finals at the MG Junior 2014. Yohan defeated Rajat Sharma of Delhi in tight four games while Armaan defeated Kanav Nanavati of Tamilnadu in the boys u19 & u11 respecttively.