India had a clutch of two silver and six bronze medals in the Asian junior Individual squash championship which was ended in Jordan's capital city Amman, on Saturday. Neel Joshi (U-15) and Yuvraj Wadhwani (U-13) ended runner-up in their respective section to win a silver medal each.
The bronze medals came from the girls who all lost in the semi-finals. The bronze medals were won by Sunayna Kuruvilla, Ashita Pranaya,
Late last night the semi-final results it must be said went as per seedings with the higher seeded boys Tushar, Neel, and Yuvraj, all seeded two, making it to the title round. Neel had the most impressive outing with a straight game win over his Iranian opponent Danial Gharooni. But the girls, all lower seeded, failed to spring any surprise. Still, mention has to be made of Sunayna Kuruvilla (U-19) and unseeded Yoshna Singh. Sunayna was twice in lead but failed to capitalize against Japan's top seed Satomi Watanabe while Yoshna came back from two games down before losing to Malaysia's number two seed Kiroshanna Manoharan.
The results: final: Boys: final: U-15: Muhammad Amir Amirul Bin Azhar (1) (Mal) bt Neel Joshi 11-8, 9-11, 12-10, 11-9; U-13: Joachim Chuah Han Wen (1) bt Yuvraj Wadhwani 11-9, 11-9, 11-8 (semi-final) U-17: Tushar Shahani (2) bt To Wai Lok(5/8)(HK) 10-12, 5-11, 11-7, 11-6,11-7; U-15: Neel Joshi (2) bt Danial Gharooni (¾) (Irn) 12-10, 11-6, 11-4; U-13: Yuvraj Wadhwani (2) bt Paarth Ambani (5/8) 12-10, 11-8, 7-11, 12-14, 12-10
Girls: semi-final: U-19: Satomi Watanabe (1) (Jpn) bt Sunayna Kuruvilla (¾) 9-11, 11-3, 9-11, 11-7, 11-8; Ho Ka Wing (2) (HK) bt Ashita Pranaya Bhengra (5/8) 8-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-3; U-17: Lui Hiu Lam (1)(HK) bt Navmi Sharma (5/8) 11-7, 11-5, 11-0; U-15: Jessica Keng (1) (Mal) bt Ananya Dabke (3/4) 11-8, 11-1, 11-1; Kiroshanna Manoharan (2)(Mal) bt Yoshna Singh 11-1, 11-4, 11-13, 5-11, 11-8; U-13: Aira Azman (1)(Mal) bt Yuvna Gupta (¾) 11-7, 11-3, 11-2.
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