Abhishek, Karan enter finals: upset Ravi, Ramit

Chennai, Nov 3 (UNI) Abhishek Pradhan of Tamil Nadu and Karan Malik authored upset wins, toppling the top two seeds on way to the final of the Boys Under-17 event in the Junior National Squash Championship at the ICL Academy here today.

While Abhishek defeated top seeded Ravi Dixit 11-13, 13-11, 5-11, 11-5, 13-11, Karan Malik accounted for second seeded Ramit Tandon 11-8, 11-9, 11-4.

Joining the casualty list was second seed Anwesha Reddy who lost to Surbhi Misra of Rajasthan in the Girls Under-19 semi finals.

However, it was smooth sailing for top seeded and favourite Dipika Pallikal, who took her appointed place in the final.

Results(Semifinals): Boys: Under-11: Roshan R K bt Ranjeet Singh 11-7 7-11 11-6 11-7 A Rishidev bt Robin Mann 11-9 11-5 11-5 Under-13: Kush Kumar bt Abhimanyu Shah 11-4 11-6 13-11 Raghav Mehrotra bt Sandeep Ramachandran 12-14 11-2 13-15 11-9 11-7 Under-15: Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Deepak Mishra 11-0 11-3 11-6 Vivek Dinodia bt Vrishab Kotian 11-7 3-11 5-11 11-6 11-7 Under-17: Abhishek Pradhan btRavi Dixit 11-13 13-11 5-11 11-5 13-11 Karan Malik bt Ramit Tandon 11-8 11-9 11-4 Under-19: Vikram Malhotra bt Laxman Joshi 11-1 11-5 11-3 Aditya Jagtap bt Paramit Singh 10-12 11-3 11-7 11-4 Girls: Under-11: Adya Advani bt Rayna Kishanchandani 11-0 11-4 11-3 Aishwarya Bhattacharya bt Jui Kalgutar 5-11 11-5 11-9 8-11 11-6 Under-13: Pankhuri Malhotra bt Likhitta Dugar 11-6 11-4 11-3 Lakshya.R bt Heba Johnson 11-9, 11-6, 11-1.

Under-15: Anaka Alankamony bt Shria Khatri 11-4 11-3 11-3 Saumya Karki bt Aprajitha Balamurukan 11-13 11-8 11-8 6-11 11-7 Under-17: Harita Om Prakash bt Tanvi Jain 11-1 11-3 11-6 Ankita Sharma bt Dheeya Somaiya 12-10, 14-12, 8-11, 8-11, 11-3.

Under-19: Dipika Pallikal bt Swati Muchhal 11-5 11-1 11-1 Surbhi Misra bt V Anwesha Reddy 11-7 11-8 11-5 UNI GV RAR AS1955

Story first published: Monday, November 3, 2008, 20:34 [IST]
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