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  Sports   In Other sports  09 Sep 2017  Arman, Ashita lift Indian Open crowns

Arman, Ashita lift Indian Open crowns

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Published : Sep 9, 2017, 12:27 am IST
Updated : Sep 9, 2017, 12:27 am IST

The US player managed to hold his cool and composure to seal a 12-10, 11-7, 11-13, 5-11, 11-7 win.

Gondi and Choudhary received the winner’s Trophies cheques of Rs 23,040 each.
 Gondi and Choudhary received the winner’s Trophies cheques of Rs 23,040 each.

Second seed Ashita Pranaya Bhengra (India) and top seed Arman Jindal (USA) recorded contrasting wins in the girls’ and boys’ Under-19 finals respectively to clinch the top honours in the Bombay Gymkhana organised 9th Indian Junior Open Squash tournament, an Asian Squash Federation Platinum tournament and a 5-star tournament on the Indian Junior squash circuit.

In the girls’ final, the Chennai-based Bhengra breezed past top seed Sanika Choudhari (India) in three games with a degree of comfort. Bhengra produced some solid strokes and clever change of pace to outwit her Maharashtra opponent Choudhari and race to a 11-1, 11-7, 11-5 win to emerge champion.

 

On the other hand, Jindal was made to work extra hard by 3-4th seed Vikas Mehra (India) before clinching victory in five absorbing games. The US player managed to hold his cool and composure to seal a 12-10, 11-7, 11-13, 5-11, 11-7 win.

In the Girls’ Under-17 finals, top seed Amita Gondi (USA) defeated second seed Sanya Vats (India) 13-11, 11-9, 11-8, while top seed Saksham Choudhary (India) overcame second seed Tushar Shahani (India) 11-5, 11-8, 5-11, 11-7 to win the Boys’ Under-17 title.

Both Bhengra and Jindal were presented with the Under-19 champions’ Trophies and cheques of Rs 31,680 each. Gondi and Choudhary received the winner’s Trophies cheques of Rs 23,040 each.

 

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