POSTED DAE : July 6, 2019
The focus was on Joshna Chinappa, the star of Indian squash. On the threshold of breaking Padma Shri Bhuvaneshwari's 16 title-record, the Chennai player finally left everyone else behind in her quest for excellence at the national level with her new record. True this year's national was a trifle short of big names and Joshna's win itself showed this when she beat Sunayna Kuruvilla, another Chennai player in the final. Mahesh Mangaonkar helped himself to his second national title successfully defending the title he had won last time. With no Saurav Ghosal, Vikram Malhotra, Ramit Tandon, Aditya Jagtap and the like, Mahesh's road to the top may not have been arduous but a win is a win and Mahesh, in good touch lately exhibited this in no small measure, beating Abhishek Pradhan in the all-Maharashtra final. The National Championship was conducted efficiently at the Amanora shopping mall and ISquash Academy by the Maharashtra Squash Rackets Association (MSRA). The MSRA President Dr. Pradeep Khandre and Secretary Mr. Dayanand Kumar thanked the SRFI for awarding the National Championship once again to Maharashtra. The SRFI president Mr. D Sarangi, IAS (Retd) gave away the prizes.
Men - Mahesh Mangaonkar (1), MH, def. Abhishek Pradhan (2), MH, 12-10 11-7 11-9 .
Women - Joshana Chinappa (1), TN, def. Sunayna Kuruvilla (3/4), TN, 11-5 11-4 7-11 11-5 .
MO35 - Amitpal Kohli (1), MH, def. Aditya Maheshwari (2), MH, 11-6 11-8 4-11 11-3 .
MO40 - Saurabh Nayar (1), CH, def. Sachin Jadhav (3/4), MH, 11-8 11-4 11-9 .
MO45 - Dalip Tripathi (1), WB, def. Vikas Nayar (3/4), CH, 7-11 9-11 12-10 11-8 11-8 .
MO50 - Vivan Khubchand (1), DL, def. Saurabh Deokuliar (5/8), KA, 7-11 11-4 8-11 11-9 11-4 .
MO55 - Dushyant Jamwal (2), DL, def. Ashun Bahl (1), MH, 11-5 11-5 11-4 .
MO60 - Vijay Jaini (2), HR, def. Ravikrishna Burla (3/4), TL, 11-6 9-11 11-3 11-6 .
MO65 - Rajiv Reddy (1), TN, def. Kishen Lal (3/4), MH, 11-6 11-9 12-10 .
Pro Coach - Abhinav Sinha, MH, def. Vikas Jangra, RJ, 7-11 7-11 11-3 11-6 11-2