Tamil Nadu had a major share of winners

Bangalore: Maharashtra's Abhishek Agarwal defeated Vikas Mehra from Tamil Nadu in a thrilling five game encounter on Tuesday to lift the men's title in the the Ray Malik school of squashOpen, a two star tournament approved by the Squash Rackets Federation of India's and held under the aegis of the Karnataka Squash Rackets Association here.

The event attracted 288 squash players from various states with competitions held in different categories for boys and girls aside from Men (including over 40 and over 50 sections). Tamil Nadu players had a rich share of winners. Mention has to be made of Pooja Aarthi who participated in a higher age category (U-17) and went on to win at the expense of the top seed and state-mate Diksha Aurobindo.

The results:

Men: Abhishek Agarwal (2) MH bt Vikas Mehra (¾)TN 8-11, 11-9, 9-11, 12-10, 11-6 ; Men Over 40: Abheek Datta MH bt Sanjay Rajpal KA 11-6, 11-5, 7-11, 9-11, 11-7; Men over 50: Arun Rabindranath KA bt Rajeev Bhatia MP 11-8, 11-6, 11-5;

Women: Aparajitha Balamurukan (2) TN bt Trina Iris TN 11-3, 11-5, 11-5

Boys: U-19: Navaneeth Prabhu (¾) TN bt R. Kishore Anand (1)TN 11-5, 9-11, 9-11, 11-4, 11-6; (U-17): Akhilesh Kumar (1)CH bt Adhil Mohammed Syed (¾) TN 12-14, 11-3, 8-11, 11-8,11-8; (U-15): Devay Mehta (1) MH bt Ashvin Ganesh (¾) TN 11-11-9, 11-8, 3-11, 11-7; (U-13): P.R. Sandhesh (1) TN bt Udit Mishra (¾) RJ 11-3, 11-5, 11-5; (U-11): S.Lokesh (¾) TN bt Shrrinith Subramanian Arun Subhas (5/8) TN 11-6,11-7, 11-7

Girls: U-17: R. Pooja Aarthi TN bt Diksha Aurobindo (1) TN 7-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-5; (U-15): V. Deepika (1) TN bt Skandha Dogra (2) KA 12-10, 11-7, 11-2;(U-13): Khusboo (1) UP bt Perina Sharma (¾) DL 9-11, 11-5,11-4, 11-8; (U-11): Vyomika Khandelwal (2) MH bt Sahana Kalaivanan (1) TN 8-11, 11-13, 11-7, 11-4, 11-4

Photo captions

1. Women's winner Aparajitha Balamurukan

2. men's winner: Abishek Agarwal

3. All the winners