1st WSF u21 World Cup, Chennai, India - 1 to 5 Feb 2012

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1st WSF u21 World Cup, Chennai, India - 1 to 5 Feb 2012

Post by jaydeep » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:18 pm

Eight teams r participating in this inaugural World Squash Federation u21 World cup ... This championship will feature mixed teams of two men and a woman ... The Indian team led by WR #15 Dipika Pallikal, other members of the team r 17 yrs old Asian Junior u19 champion Anaka Alankamony, Ravi Dixit, Ramit Tandon and Karan Malik ... India is seeded 4th behind top-seed Egypt, 2nd seed England and 3rd seed ... Egypt is having very strong squad of 2 reigning world junior champions, 18 yrs old WR #41 Marwan El Shorbagy and 18 yrs old WR #20 Nour El Tayeb, WR #42 Karim Abdel Gawad, WR #78 Mohamed Abouelghar and 16 yrs old former world junior champion WR #28 Nour El Sherbini.

India is in Pool A with Egypt, tricky Australia and Germany.

Pool A
(1) Egypt, (4) India, (5) Australia and (8) Germany

Pool B
(2) England, (3) France, (6) Hong Kong, (7) Malaysia

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Re: 1st WSF u21 World Cup, Chennai, India - 1 to 5 Feb 2012

Post by jaydeep » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:20 pm

Today in their first match our team had a winning start against Germany ... We scored comfortable 3-0 victory where all matches ended in 3 straight games ... Tomorrow we r facing #1 seeded Egypt, who today defeated Australian team very convincingly where all matches ended inside 75 minutes.

Pool A
(4) India bt (8) Germany 3-0

Ramit Tandon (IND) bt Rudi Rohrmuller (GER) 11-2 11-5 12-10 (45m)
Dipika Pallika (IND) bt Franziska Hennes (GER) 11-2 11-4 11-7 (20m)
Karan Malik (IND) bt Valentin Rapp (GER) 11-8 11-6 11-4 (33m)

(1) Egypt bt (5) Australia 3-0

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Re: 1st WSF u21 World Cup, Chennai, India - 1 to 5 Feb 2012

Post by depleter » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:41 pm

(4)india lost to (1)egypt 3-0
Marwan El Shorbagy BT Ravi Dixit
3-1 (11-7,6-11,11-4,12-10)
Nour El Sherbini BT Anaka Alankamony
3-0 (11-6,11-3,11-7)
Karim Abdel Gawad BT Karan Malik
3-1 (3-11,11-9,11-0,11-3)
dunno the reason why deepika did not play

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Re: 1st WSF u21 World Cup, Chennai, India - 1 to 5 Feb 2012

Post by ssp » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:27 pm

Key match against Australia tomorrow. Would love to avenge our usual maulings by them in most sports.

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Re: 1st WSF u21 World Cup, Chennai, India - 1 to 5 Feb 2012

Post by jaydeep » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:22 pm

May be team management decided to rest Dipika against Egypt in the league match so she will be fresh for today's important match against Aussies and if wins then for tomorrow's semi-final.

Yesterday France defeated 2nd seed England so if we wins against Aussies then we can face France in the semis and in other semis top-seed Egypt will face 2nd seed England.

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Re: 1st WSF u21 World Cup, Chennai, India - 1 to 5 Feb 2012

Post by ssp » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:58 pm

Satisfying 3-0 win over Australia
http://www.squashsite.co.uk/worldcup/today.htm

Now we face France in the semis.

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Re: 1st WSF u21 World Cup, Chennai, India - 1 to 5 Feb 2012

Post by jaydeep » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:01 am

Yes, Australian managed to stretch only Ravi Dixit in the first match ... Otherwise very comfortable win for Indians ... In the semis they will face 3rd seed France, who upset 2nd seed British team in the league.

French side having good 2 men singles player so we need good performance from Ravi and Ramit in this semi-final tie.

Pool A
(4) India bt (5) Australia 3-0

Ravi Dixit (IND) bt Jamie Mcervale (AUS) 11-4 11-3 10-12 11-9 (58m)
Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt Sarah Cardwell (AUS) 11-6 11-4 11-5 (42m)
Ramit Tandon (IND) bt Walter Kofeka (AUS) 11-1 11-2 11-4 (17m)

(1) Egypt bt (8) Germany 3-0

Semi-Finals
(1) Egypt vs (2) England
(4) India vs (3) France

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Re: 1st WSF u21 World Cup, Chennai, India - 1 to 5 Feb 2012

Post by jaydeep » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:25 pm

In the first semi-final top-seed Egypt defeated England, 2-1.

Semi-Final
(1) Egypt bt (2) England 2-1

Marwan El Shorbagy (EGY) bt Charles Sharpes (ENG) 3-1 (11-7,12-14,11-4,11-5)
Nour El Tayeb (EGY) l Emily Whitlock (ENG) 0-3 (8-11,10-12,9-11)
Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt Declan James (ENG) 3-0 (11-7,11-8,11-9)

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Re: 1st WSF u21 World Cup, Chennai, India - 1 to 5 Feb 2012

Post by jaydeep » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:30 pm

Ravi Dixit lost in the first match ... We r 0-1 down.

U can watch matches live on the official site ... Dipika is on the court.
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Dipika started positively winning the first set easily ... Dipika dominating the match , won 2nd set losing 4 points ... In the third set from 4-all Dipika won the set losing only one more point.

Good start for Ramit in the deciding match ... He take early 4-0 lead and kept that advantage to won the first set ... But in the second set Geoffrey Demont take early lead and won the second set ... Ramit played superb game in the third set ... He surprised Geoffrey with deceptive shots from back of the courts and won this set losing only 2 points.

What a closely fought fourth set ... Both players were fighting for each point ... Both players were trading lead in the beginning ... Ramit opened 6-4 lead but Geoffrey fought back to 6-all ... Ramit won next 4 points to 10-6 lead but Geoffrey saved all 4 match balls to make it 10-all ... Geoffrey had a set point at 11-10 but after saving that Ramit converted 5th match ball to complete memorable victory for India against 3rd seed France.

Semi-Final
(4) India bt (3) France 2-1

Ravi Dixit (IND) l Lucas Serme (FRA) 1-3 (6-11,11-8,6-11,7-11)
Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt Chloe Mesic (FRA) 3-0 (11-3,11-4,11-5)
Ramit Tandon (IND) bt Geoffrey Demont (FRA) 3-1 (11-5,6-11,11-2,13-11)

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Re: 1st WSF u21 World Cup, Chennai, India - 1 to 5 Feb 2012

Post by depleter » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:38 pm

jaydeep wrote: Ravi Dixit (IND) l Lucas Serme (FRA) 1-3 (6-11,11-8,6-11,?)
7-11 in the final game

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Re: 1st WSF u21 World Cup, Chennai, India - 1 to 5 Feb 2012

Post by jaydeep » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:40 pm

Thanks depleter, updated the score.

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Re: 1st WSF u21 World Cup, Chennai, India - 1 to 5 Feb 2012

Post by jaydeep » Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:11 pm

In the final Indian team is facing top-seed Egypt ... Very tough match but I m hoping some spirited performance from our players ... Dipika is favorite in her match but Ravi Dixit and Ramit Tandon r underdogs in their respective matches against higher ranked opponents.

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Re: 1st WSF u21 World Cup, Chennai, India - 1 to 5 Feb 2012

Post by ssp » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:13 pm

Great to reach the final.
Egypt are favourites, but we can hope for one of the boys to cause an upset and then Dipika to win her match.

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Re: 1st WSF u21 World Cup, Chennai, India - 1 to 5 Feb 2012

Post by arjun2761 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:39 am

jaydeep wrote:Ravi Dixit lost in the first match ... We r 0-1 down.

U can watch matches live on the official site ... Dipika is on the court.
Official site - Live

BTW, the official site is awesome as it has video archives of all the matches.

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Re: 1st WSF u21 World Cup, Chennai, India - 1 to 5 Feb 2012

Post by jaydeep » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:49 am

Yes, really well maintained site.

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