NSCI’s Juniors and Doubles Open Squash Championship 2014 kicks off in Mumbai

NSCI’s Juniors and Doubles Open Squash Championship 2014 kicks off in Mumbai

– Day 1: Low seeder Rayhan Valiya beats high seeder Dhruv Vazirani –

Mumbai 19th July 2014: Low seeder Rayhan Valiya (7/32) beat high seeder Dhruv Vazirani by 2-1 in the toughest match on day 1 of the the annual NSCI Juniors & Doubles Open Squash Championship, organised by National Sports Club of India in association with Squash Rackets Federation of India at the NSCI sports Complex, Worli.

On day 1, Boys U-13, in round 2, Rayhan Valiya, NSCI club member beat Dhruv Vazirani (11-9, 11-7, 11-9) in toughest and most interesting match of the day. Rayhan Valiya is a player to watch out for in this tournament at NSCI. In another match, in the same category, another promising player Rohan Padhye (17/32) thrashed Aman Khullar to enter next round.  Rohan convincingly won the first 2 sets with no requirement of the 3rd set being played.

In the qualifying round of Doubles Open, Dr. Mukul Padhye & Deepesh Jadhav thrashed Ikram Shaikh & Trushant Tambe (11-2, 11-5). They look aggressive and hopeful to win the tournament.

The opening day of the prestigious tournament was watched by squash players, enthusiasts and school children, who cheered for their favorite players participating from different states across Pan-India. 350 young boys and girls have enrolled to play the juniors open and 150 men and women to play doubles to showcase their talent in the prestigious tournament at NSCI sports Complex with best of the facilities in the state.



Boys U-11 Round 1:

Shreyash Rao Katkoor bt Yashraj Tandan 3-2 (10-12, 12-10, 9-11, 11-7, 11-6)

Mihit  Mahale  bt R.shrsudershan  3-1 (7-11, 11-6, 11-3, 11-2).

Ayuash Gupta bt Arnay  Tevatia  3-1 (8-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-4).


Boys U-13 Round 1:

Rohan Padhye  bt  Aman Khullar 2-0 (11-1, 11-3)

Yohan  Poncha  bt  Varun Parekh  2-0 (11-3, 11-1)

Ansh vora  bt  Krish Shah 2-0 (11-4, 11-4).

Kabir Mehra bt Aryan Panicker  2-0 (11-5, 11-3).


Boys U-13 Round 2:

Rayhan Valiya bt Dhruv Vazirani 2-1 (11-9, 11-7, 11-9)


Boys U-15 Round 1:

Vivaan Jaikishan  bt  Rishi Patel  2-0 (11-7, 11-1)

Vedant Ambani  bt  Avinash Sahani  2-0 (11-8, 13-11).


Doubles Open Qualifying Round:

Dr. Mukul Padhye & Deepesh Jadhav beat Ikram Shaikh & Trushant Tambe 2-0 (11-2, 11-5)

Doubles Open Round 1:

A.prathiban & Guhaan Kumar bt Kishan J. & Rakesh Desai  2-0 (11-4, 11-2)

Devdas Tambe & Gopi Mohite bt Vijay Kandani & Alok S  2-0 (11-9, 11-9)




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Pourushasp Mehta – 9820664262 – pourushasp@conceptpr.com

Santosh Barodia – 09820509642 – santosh@conceptpr.com




Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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