Abhishek, Karan enter finals: upset Ravi, Ramit

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Chennai, Nov 3 (UNI) Abhishek Pradhan of Tamil Nadu and Karan Malik authored upset wins, toppling the top two seeds on way to the final of the Boys Under-17 event in the Junior National Squash Championship at the ICL Academy here today.

While Abhishek defeated top seeded Ravi Dixit 11-13, 13-11, 5-11, 11-5, 13-11, Karan Malik accounted for second seeded Ramit Tandon 11-8, 11-9, 11-4.

Joining the casualty list was second seed Anwesha Reddy who lost to Surbhi Misra of Rajasthan in the Girls Under-19 semi finals.

However, it was smooth sailing for top seeded and favourite Dipika Pallikal, who took her appointed place in the final.

Results(Semifinals): Boys: Under-11: Roshan R K {TN} bt Ranjeet Singh {UP} 11-7 7-11 11-6 11-7 A Rishidev {TN} bt Robin Mann {DEL} 11-9 11-5 11-5 Under-13: Kush Kumar {DEL} bt Abhimanyu Shah {MAH} 11-4 11-6 13-11 Raghav Mehrotra {MAH} bt Sandeep Ramachandran {TN} 12-14 11-2 13-15 11-9 11-7 Under-15: Mahesh Mangaonkar {MAH} bt Deepak Mishra {DEL} 11-0 11-3 11-6 Vivek Dinodia {WB} bt Vrishab Kotian {TN} 11-7 3-11 5-11 11-6 11-7 Under-17: Abhishek Pradhan {TN} btRavi Dixit {TN} 11-13 13-11 5-11 11-5 13-11 Karan Malik {TN} bt Ramit Tandon {TN} 11-8 11-9 11-4 Under-19: Vikram Malhotra {MAH} bt Laxman Joshi {MAH} 11-1 11-5 11-3 Aditya Jagtap {MAH} bt Paramit Singh {TN} 10-12 11-3 11-7 11-4 Girls: Under-11: Adya Advani {DEL} bt Rayna Kishanchandani {MAH} 11-0 11-4 11-3 Aishwarya Bhattacharya {MAH} bt Jui Kalgutar {MAH} 5-11 11-5 11-9 8-11 11-6 Under-13: Pankhuri Malhotra {DEL} bt Likhitta Dugar {TN} 11-6 11-4 11-3 Lakshya.R bt Heba Johnson 11-9, 11-6, 11-1.

Under-15: Anaka Alankamony {TN} bt Shria Khatri {MAH} 11-4 11-3 11-3 Saumya Karki {MAH} bt Aprajitha Balamurukan {TN} 11-13 11-8 11-8 6-11 11-7 Under-17: Harita Om Prakash {TN} bt Tanvi Jain {MP} 11-1 11-3 11-6 Ankita Sharma bt Dheeya Somaiya 12-10, 14-12, 8-11, 8-11, 11-3.

Under-19: Dipika Pallikal {TN} bt Swati Muchhal {MP} 11-5 11-1 11-1 Surbhi Misra {RAJ} bt V Anwesha Reddy {TN} 11-7 11-8 11-5 UNI GV RAR AS1955

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