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Krish gets the better of Wadhwa to clinch U-19 boys’ title


Mumbai: West Bengal’s Krish Kapur overcame Maharashtra’s Harshvardhan Wadhwa to clinch the Under-19 boys’ title in the two-Star Matunga Gymkhana All India Junior Open squash tournament here today. Kapur got the better of Wadhwa 11-9 11-4 12-14 11-3 to win the title.

Giant killer Tushar Shahani, who upset second seed Aryaman Adik in the semi-finals, stunned top seed Abhay Singh of Tamil Nadu 12-10 12-10 10-12 6-11 11-9 in the most absorbing championship round to claim the boys under-17 title. Maharashtra’s Shahani, seeded way down at 9/16, lived dangerously after winning the first two sets over extra points and dropping the third and fourth, until he snatched the decider by a whisker.

Tamil Nadu’s Navneet Prabhu clinched his first title this year when he overcame his state rival Shreemann Raghavan 11-6 11-5 11-6 in the boys under-13 category. Second seed Parthiv Yagnesh of Tamil Nadu halted the winning streak of Delhi’s Jaivir Singh Dhillon 11-7 5-11 6-11 11-5 11-7 in another thriller, to win the boys under-11 crown.

Maharashtra’s Aishwarya Khubchandani stunned second seed and India No. 6M Aryaa Ogale 12-14 11-8 11-7 11-6 to snatch the girls under-13 crown.

Results (All finals): Girls U-11: 1-Yuvna Gupta bt 2-Pooja Arthi R (TN) 9-11, 14-12, 11-6, 11-5.

Boys U-11: 2-Parthiv N. Yagnesh (TN) bt Jaivir Singh Dhillon (Del) 11-7, 5-11, 6-11, 11-5, 11-7.

Girls U-13: Aishwarya Khubchandani bt 2-Aryaa Ogale 12-14, 11-8, 11-7, 11-6.

Boys U-13: 1-Navaneeth Prabhu (TN) bt Shreemann Raghavan (TN) 11-6, 11-5, 11-6.

Girls U-15: 2-Aakanksha Rao bt 1-Diya Joukani 13-11, 5-11, 11-5, 11-4.

Boys U-15: 1-Veer Chotrani bt Aryan Parekh 6-11, 11-5, 12-10, 11-8.

Girls U-17: Sunayna Kuruvilla (TN) bt 1-Jui Kalgutkar 11-9, 11-7, 5-11, 11-6.

Boys U-17: Tushar Shahani bt 1-Abhay Singh (TN) 12-10, 12-10, 10-12, 6-11, 11-9.

Boys U-19: Krish Kapur (WB) bt Harshvardhan Wadhwa 11-9, 11-4, 12-14, 11-3.