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07/07/2008
ICL CHENNAI OPEN
 

Ghosal & Au Take Chennai Titles

Men's Draw
Chennai Open
2008
Chennai, India, 02-06 Jul, $10k
Round One
03-Jul
Quarters
04-Jul
Semis
05-Jul
Final
06-Jul
[1] Saurav Ghosal (Ind)
11/5, 11/7, 13/11 (45m)
Naresh Kumar (Ind)
Saurav Ghosal
11/8, 15/13, 11/5 (48m) Rob Sutherland
Saurav Ghosal
10-12, 5-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-7 (84m)
Ryan Cuskelly
Saurav Ghosal
7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-6 (49m)
Ritwik Bhattacharya
[8] Rob Sutherland (Wal)
11/4, 11/6, 11/4 (21m)
[Q] Graeme Wilson (Nzl)
[3] Ryan Cuskelly (Aus)
12/10, 11/4, 11/4 (34m)
Zac Alexander (Aus)
Ryan Cuskelly
11/9, 6/11, 11/9, 11/3(56m)
Dick Lau
[5] Dick Lau (Hkg)
11/7, 11/7, 11/7 (25m)
[Q] Parth Sharma (Ind)
Gaurav Nandrajog (Ind)
12/14, 11/8, 11/1, 12/10 (45m)
[7] Max Lee (Hkg)
Max Lee
11/4, 11/3, 11/7 (25m)
Ali Anwar Reda
Ali Anwar Reda
10-12, 7-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-8 (73m)
Ritwik Bhattacharya

James Snell (Eng)
11/9, 11/7, 11/7 (34m)
[4] Ali Anwar Reda (Egy)

[Q] Harinderpal Singh (Ind)
12/10, 9/11, 11/1, 13/11 (39m)
[6] Shamsul Islam Khan (Pak)
Harinderpal Singh
11/8, 13/11, 11/8 (38m)
Ritwik Bhattacharya
[Q] Ravi Dixit (Ind)
12/10, 11/9, 11/1 (29m)
[2] Ritwik Bhattacharya (Ind)

Qualifying, 02-Jul:

Finals:
Harinderpal Singh bt A. Parthiban 11/2, 11/6, 8/11, 11/8 (36m)
Parth Sharma bt B. Balamurugan 11/6, 9/11, 11/5, 11/5 (29m)
Ravi Dixit bt Kristian Frost Olesen (Den) 12/10, 5/11, 11/4, 13/11 (39m)
Graeme Wilson (Nzl) bt Aditya Jagtap 11/9, 11/6, 11/4 (37m)

Round One:
A. Parthiban bt Paramit Singh 12/14, 9/11, 11/7, 15/13, 11/5 63m)
B. Balamurugan bt Ramit Tandon 8/11, 11/8, 11/7, 11/9 (29m)
Ravi Dixit bt Karan Malik 11/4, 11/4, 7/11, 11/3 (32m)
Aditya Jagtap bt Abhishek Pradhan 11/4, 11/9, 11/6 (24m)

Women's Draw
Chennai Open 2008
Chennai, India, 01-06 Jul, $8k
Round One
03 Jul
Quarters
04 Jul
Semis
05 Jul
Final
06 Jul
[1] Christina Mak (Hkg)
9/2, 9/3, 9/2 (21m)
Shriya Khatri (Ind)
Christina Mak
9/7, 9/5, 9/3 (34m)
Dipika Pallikal
Dipika Pallikal
10-8, 7-9, 9-5, 9-1 (49m)
Orla Noom
Dipika Pallikal
9-3, 10-8, 10-8 (44m)
Annie Au
[5] Dipika Pallikal (Ind)
9/0, 9/2, 9/0 (10m)
Swati Muchal (Ind)
[3] Orla Noom (Ned)
9/1, 7/9, 9/3, 9/1 (24m)
Saumya Karki (Ind)
Orla Noom
3/9, 8/10, 9/5, 9/1, 9/2(42m)
Anwesha Reddy
[7] Anwesha Reddy (Ind)
9/4, 9/4, 3/9, 9/1 (25m)
Irina Assal (Rus)
Harita Omprakash (Ind)
10/8, 9/5, 9/2 (25m)
[8] Surbhi Misra (Ind)
Harita Omprakash
9/2, 9/0, 9/1 (24m)
Annie Au
Annie Au
10-9, 9-1, 5-9, 10-9 (67m)
Joshna Chinappa
Anaka Alankomony
9/4, 9/0, 9/2 (18m)
[4] Annie Au (Hkg)
Sachika Balvani (Ind)
9/4, 9/4, 9/3 (20m)
[6] Birgit Coufal (Aut)
Birgit Coufal
9/2, 9/6, 9/2 (22m)
Joshna Chinappa
Arapajitha Balamurukan (Ind)
9/2, 9/1, 9/0 (10m)
[2] Joshna Chinappa (Ind)

Ghosal & Au Take Chennai Titles

Hong Kong's Annie Au dashed hopes of a domestic double in the finals of the ICL Chennai Open when she beat Indian teenager Dipika Pallikal in the climax of the women's WISPA World Tour squash event at the ICL Squash Academy in Chennai.

In the final of the men's $10,000
PSA Tour event, local hero Saurav Ghosal successfully defended his title when he beat fellow Indian Ritwik Bhattacharya in four games.

Pallikal, the 16-year-old fifth seed from Chennai who was celebrating her maiden appearance in a
WISPA Tour final, struggled at the outset with her higher-seeded opponent's drop and drive game.  The brave youngster squandered an 8-0 lead in the second game before going down to Au, the 19-year-old fourth seed, 10-8.

But Dipika reversed her fortunes in the third game, fighting back from 2-7 down to reach game ball at 8-7 in just one hand!  But, in the final twist, Au clinched the game to take the match - and her second Tour title - 9-3, 10-8, 10-8 after 44 minutes.

"It was a remarkable achievement, however, by Dipika to get to the final - and overall a great event for Indian Squash," said event spokesman Cyrus Poncha.

Top seed Saurav Ghosal claimed his third PSA title when he defeated national rival Ritwik Bhattacharya, the second seed, 7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-6.

The match was an excellent display of rally finishing.  Bhattacharya played a tight first game and this showed in his finishing the game in just ten minutes.  The second game set the tone for the rest of the match.  Unforced errors by the second seed allowed Ghosal to draw level.

"The next couple of games saw Saurav gliding over the court and the 'human rubber band' was able to run down practically every ball to take control of the third game as well," explained Poncha.

Ghosal raced to a 5-1 lead in the fourth game, and the momentum carried him through to victory after 49 minutes.

 

Dipika In Debut Tour Final In Chennai

The dream run of Indian teenager Dipika Pallikal continued at the ICL Chennai Open when the 16-year-old scored her second successive upset in the WISPA World Tour squash event at the ICL Squash Academy in Chennai, India, to reach her maiden Tour final.

Playing with confidence, fifth seed Pallikal took on third seed Orla Noom in the semi-final - and won crucial points to take the advantage over her higher-ranked Dutch opponent. Although Noom levelled the match at one-all, Pallikal played an 18-minute game to win the crucial third - then clinched the fourth convincingly to earn her breakthrough 10-8, 7-9, 9-5, 9-1 win in 49 minutes.

Hong Kong teenager Annie Au put paid to an all-Indian women's final by battling to a 10-9, 9-1, 5-9, 10-9 upset over Joshna Chinappa, the No2 seed from Chennai, in 67 minutes. The 19-year-old is celebrating her third Tour final - but her first this year.

In the semi-finals of the men's
$10,000 PSA Tour event, Australian Ryan Cuskelly had Indian favourite Saurav Ghosal worried in the first two games as he kept pace and answered everything the defending champion from India threw at him.

But top seed Ghosal fought back from two games down to level the match at two-all. It was a gutsy effort from both players - but Ghosal ultimately prevailed in the marathon 84-minute duel to record a 10-12, 5-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-7 win, and his fifth appearance in a Tour final.

In the other semi-final, second-seeded Indian Ritwik Bhattacharya also had to come back from two games down to beat Egypt's fourth seed Mohd Ali Anwar Reda 10-12, 7-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-8 in 73 minutes.

Bhattacharya, the 2005 and 2006 Chennai Open champion, is celebrating his 11th PSA Tour final - but, like Ghosal, his first this year.

Dipika Ditches Favourite In Chennai

Indian squash prospect Dipika Pallikal claimed the biggest scalp of her career when she upset top seed Christina Mak in the women's quarter-finals in the ICL Chennai Open to reach her first semi-final of a WISPA World Tour event at the ICL Squash Academy in Chennai, India.

The 16-year-old from Chennai played a flawless match to beat world No33 Christina Mak, from Hong Kong, 9-7, 9-5, 9-3 in 34 minutes.

After a close first game, Dipika looked superior and took full control of the match with her aggression. Runner-up in last week's Asian Junior U19 Championships, Dipika goes on to meet Orla Noom, the third seed from Netherlands who had a narrow escape against Anwesha Reddy, the seventh seed from India, coming back from two games down to win 3-9, 8-10, 9-5, 9-1, 9-2 in 42 minutes.

There will be domestic interest in the other women's semi-final where second seed Joshna Chinappa faces Annie Au, the fourth seed from
Hong Kong.

The quarter-finals of the $10,000 PSA Tour event went according to the seedings with the top two seeds Saurav Ghosal and Ritwik Bhattacharya keeping alive hopes of an all-Indian men's final.

Favourite Ghosal beat eighth seed Rob Sutherland 11-8, 15-13, 11-5 and will now face
Australia's third seed Ryan Cuskelly for a place in the final.

Second seed Bhattacharya defeated fellow countryman Harinder Pal Sandhu, a qualifier, 11-8, 13-11, 11-8 to earn a semi-final clash with Egyptian Mohd Ali Anwar Reda, the fourth seed.

Harinder & Harita On A Charge In Chennai

Local players Harinder Pal Sandhu and Harita Omprakash pulled off notable upsets over seeded opponents in the first round of the ICL Chennai Open Squash Championship at the ICL Squash Academy in Chennai, India.

In the men's $10,000 PSA Tour event, qualifier Harinder Pal Sandhu defeated sixth seed Shamsul Islam Khan, from Pakistan, in an enthralling four games. Harinder, an ICL Academy trainee ranked 143 in the world, battled for 39 minutes to overcome the Pakistani 12-10, 9-11, 11-1, 13-11.

The 19-year-old's reward is a quarter-final clash with compatriot Ritwik Bhattacharya, the second seed who defeated fellow countryman Ravi Dixit, also a qualifier, 12-10, 11-9, 11-1.

In the inaugural women's
WISPA World Tour event, unseeded Harita Omprakash stunned eighth-seeded compatriot Surbhi Misra 10-8, 9-5, 9-2 in just 25 minutes.

The 16-year-old, the only non-
WISPA member to reach the last eight, will now face Hong Kong's Annie Au, the fourth seed who beat India's recently-crowned Asian Junior U15 champion Anaka Alankamony 9-4, 9-0, 9-2.

Local girl Anwesha Reddy reached the quarter-finals after defeating Russian Irina Assal 9-4, 9-4, 3-9, 9-1. The 16-year-old eighth seed from Chennai will now meet third seed Orla Noom for a place in the semi-finals.