Junior squash Nationals: Kush, Harshit in title round

Chennai, Oct 31 (IANS) Reigning U-19 champions Kush Kumar and Harshit Kaur Jawanda cruised into the final with comfortable wins in the boys’ and girls’ sections, respectively, in the sub-junior and junior national squash championship being held here Friday.

The gulf in standards between Kush and his victim Yohan Darius Pandole as also Jawanda and Anandita Gupta was so much that there was little of note in these matches.
The results (semi-finals):
Boys – U-19: Kush Kumar (1) (TN) bt Yohan Darius Pandole (3/4) (Mah) 11-2, 11-4, 11-1; Vijay kumar (2) (TN ) bt Sandeep Ramachandran (5/8) (TN) 10-12, 12-10, 11-3, 11-1.
U-17: Velavan Senthilkumar (1) (TN) bt Adhitya Raghavan (5/8) (TN) 11-7, 11-6, 11-5; Robin Singh Mann(5/8) (Del) bt Vikas Mehra (5/8) (TN) 11-0, 11-3, 11-8.
U-15: Tushar Shahanai (1) (Mah) bt Veer Chotrani (5/8) (Mah) 11-4, 11-9, 11-4; Chaitanya Shah (2) (Mah) bt Aryan Parekh (5/8) (Mah) 11-5, 11-2, 11-1.
U-13: Yash Fadte (1) (Goa) bt Neel Joshi (3/4) (Mah) 11-7, 11-6, 11-3; Advait Adik (3/4) (Mah) bt Naveenth Prabhu (2) (TN) 7-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-1.
U-11: Jeh Pandole (1) (Mah) bt Ishaan Singh (3/4) (Raj) 14-12, 5-11, 11-8, 11-4; Shreyas Mehta (2) (Mah) Paarth Ambani (Mah) 11-8, 11-4, 11-4.
Girls – U-19: Lakshya Ragavendran (1) (TN) bt Mayuri Namasivayam (5/8) (TN) 11-6, 11-7, 11-7; Harshit Kaur Jawanda (2) (Del) bt Anandita Gupta (3/3) (MP) 11-6, 11-6, 11-3.
U-17: Akaksha Salunkhe (1) (Goa) bt Aishwarya Bhattacharya (3/3) (Mah) 7-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-5; Adya Advani (2) (Del) bt Sunayna Kuruvilla (5/8) (TN) 11-5, 11-6, 11-5.
U-15: Nikita Joshi (1) (Mah) bt Diya Joukani (3/4) (Mah)11-0, 11-3, 11-2; Amita Gondi (5/8) (AP) bt Aakanksha Rao (2) (Mah) 11-5, 12-10, 11-2.
U-13: Ananya Dabke (5/8) (Mah) bt Thulasimathi Murugesan (TN) 2-11, 13-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-6; Megha Bhatia (2) (Del) bt Avani Nagar (3/3) (Mah) 11-13, 13-11, 11-1, 11-8.
U-11: Diksha Aurobindo (1) (TN) bt Pooja Arthi R (3/4) (TN) 11-9, 11-6, 11-4; Abhisheka Shannon(3/4) (TN) bt N. Mounisha (5/8) (TN) 11-4, 11-7, 11-5.