CCI Western India Squash Championship 2019: Aishwarya becomes the champion for the second time

Aishwarya had earlier clinched the girls’ under-19 title. The athletically built Mumbai-based youngster Aishwarya had earlier achieved a similar feat by winning both the under-19 and women’s titles at the NSCI Open early this June

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Dishing out another imposing performance, a confident Aishwarya Khubchandani of Maharashtra underlined her supremacy with an authoritative straight games 3-0 win against Samantha Chai also of Maharashtra in the women’s final to bag a grand double crown in the 76th CCI Western India Squash Championship 2019, at the CCI’s courts late Wednesday night.

Aishwarya had earlier clinched the girls’ under-19 title. The athletically built Mumbai-based youngster Aishwarya had earlier achieved a similar feat by winning both the under-19 and women’s titles at the NSCI Open early this June.

Later, Goa’s Yash Fadte, who had claimed the boys’ under-19 title, also completed twin successes when in a convincing fashion he brushed aside the resistance from second seed Gaurav Nandrajog of Delhi by wining in four intense games at 11-8, 10-12, 11-6, 11-6.

The joint 3/4-seed Aishwarya showed supreme confidence and was cool and composed as she gradually unsettled her senior opponent before cruising to an 11-8, 11-6, 11-3 without much ado.

“I am not surprised about finishing the match so fast. I had expected quite a challenge from Samantha, but I played to my strengths and cleverly changed tactics to unsettle her (Samantha) and managed to win in just two games. In a way I am happy it finished the match quickly as I have had quite a long tiring tournament, playing in both the categories,” an elated Aishwarya said with a huge grin.

“The victories here has boosted my confidence and will help me to prepare better for the British Open next month. I will be leaving later this month,” she further stated.

The Goan champion Yash pocketed the Men’s winners’ purse of ₹1.40 lakhs while Aishwarya for her remarkable efforts was presented with the Women’s top prize of ₹70,500.

Results

Girls' under-17:

Abhisheka Shannon (TN) beat 3/4-Yuvna Gupta (MH) 11-8, 13-11, 4-11, 11-7.

Boys' under-17:

Arnaav Sareen (MH) beat Arman Darukhanawalla (MH) 11-3, 11-3, 11-3.

Women:

Aishwarya Khubchandani (MH) beat Samantha Chai (MH) 11-8, 11-6, 11-3.

Men:

Yash Fadte (GA) beat Gaurav Nandrajog (DL) 11-8, 10-12, 11-6, 11-6.

Men over 35: Sahil Vora beat 2-Kapil Murjani 11-6, 11-3, 11-6.

Men over 40: Saurab Nayar beat Amit Singh 12-10, 11-2, 11-3.

Men over 45: Rishad Pandole beat Anil Bhagat 11-3, 13-11, 11-4.

Men over 50: Aashish Kamat beat Bhupinder Bajaj 11-5, 11-4, 11-4.

Men over 60: Vaman Apte beat Inderpal Singh 11-3, 11-4, 11-3.

Professional: Parthiban Ayyapan beat 1-Parmeet Singh 12-10, 11-8, 4-11, 11-4.

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