Mumbai: After some intense competition, the Racquet Rangers got the better of Mumbai Mavericks to win the title at the Transcom Super Squash Super Squash Mumbai at the Juhu Ville Parle Gymkhana on Sunday.
Priyaan Thakker had the last laugh over Kavya Anand as the former convincingly won 11-8, 11-5. The same was the case with the match between Karina Phipps and Vyomika Khandelwal where Phipps dominated the proceedings and didn’t leave any room for Vyomika to claw back into the contest.
However, it was the final match between Ranbir Minocha and Dhairya Shah- a match that turned out to be an amazing one at the end. Ranbir, who had never defeated Dhairya in the past made history when he beat him in a thrilling contest.
Earlier in the semi-finals, Mumbai Mavericks had got the better of Wiz Kids to advance to the finals. In the other semi-final, it was the Racquet Rangers, who got the better of Phantom Stars to make the final.
In a good comeback, Devay Mehta of Mumbai Mavericks outplayed Ekambir Singh of Wiz Kids despite being down by one set. Mehta put up a tough fight in the first set but eventually ended up losing it 8-11. He then staged a comeback to win the next two convincingly by margins of 11-6 and 11-5 respectively to make it to the final.
It was the same story in case of the clash between Saara Joukani and Karina Phipps. Joukani had conceded the first set 11-6, but then came returned to winning ways in grand style, winning the the next two sets 11-3, 11-5.
The other semi-final between Racquet Rangers and Phantom Stars was no less exciting and despite their being some one-sided clashes, the entertainment it provides was truly unmatchable.
In the notable matches, Priyaan Thakker of the Racquet Rangers convincingly defeated Anshuman Jaisingh of the Phantom Stars. Jay Vaknalli then helped Phantom Stars claw their way back into the contest as he outclassed Rutva Samant 11-7, 11-5.
The crowd which gathered at the Juhu Ville Parle Gymkhana cheered for their favourite stars as they watched some epic clashes.
(Reporting by Dipesh Mali)
Lightning Strokes lost to The Incredibles 30-40 (Arjun Morey bt Vedant Chheda 13-11 10-12 11-9; Om Semwal lost to Ahaan Bhansali 3-11 13-11 4-11; Vivaan Shah bt Siddhant Rewari 11-4 11-4; Deemant Dhar Dubey lost to Abhishek Paswan 2-11 5-11; Tanishka Jain bt Anjali Semwal 12-10 11-7; Pia Singh lost to Aelina Shah 2-11 6-11; Aleya Masand lost to Diya Yadav 9-11 5-11)
Mumbai Mavericks bt Wiz Kids
50-20 (Kavya Anand bt Teerth Jilka 11-4 11-6; Aaryaman Jaising lost to Paarth Ambani 4-11 3-11; Devay Mehta bt Ekambir Singh 8-11 11-6 11-5; Ranbir Minocha bt Aimaan Zakaria 12-10 11-6; Aishwarya Khubchandani bt Sarah Vethekar 11-8 11-1; Karina Phipps lost to Saara Joukani 11-6 3-11 5-11; Nayna Taneja bt Tanya Bafna 11-3 11-2)
Racquet Rangers bt Phantom Stars 40-30 (Priyaan Thakker bt Anshuman Jaising 11-9 11-9; Rutva Samant lost to Jay Vaknalli 7-11 5-11; Aaryaa Belsare lost to Tiana Parasrampuria 11-8 5-11 6-11; Dhairya Shah bt Neil Malaney 11-6 11-1;
Kaavya Bansal bt Saniya Jaggi 11-4 11-1;
Vyomika Khandelwal lost to Akanksha Gupta 3-11 7-11; Sharan Punjabi bt Adhish Kancharla 11-9 11-6)
The UnSquashables lost to Squash United 73-98(Dhruv Khanna lost to Dev Sharma 8-11 4-11; Mohit Bhatt bt Sunny Yadav 8-2 Ret.; Vivaan Bhatia lost to Ayaan Vaziralli 9-11 5-11; Sakshi Karnani lost to Yuvna Gupta 1-11 7-11; Ipsa Mishra bt Diva Shah 11-4 11-4; Tisha Jasanilost to Jiya Chotrani 3-11 6-11)
Lightning Strokes lost to The UnSquashables 109-134(Arjun Morey lost to Dhruv Khanna 4-11 4-11; Om Semwal lost to Mohit Bhatt 4-11 4-11; Vivaan Shah bt Vivaan Bhatia 11-7 6-11 11-9; Deemant Dhar Dubey lost to Hunarpal Kohli 2-11 4-11; Tanishka Jain bt Sakshi Karnani 11-6 11-3; Pia Singh lost to Ipsa Mishra 11-8 1-11 3-11; Aleya Masand bt Tisha Jasani11-2 11-0)
The Incredibles lost to Squash United
100-101 (Vedant Chheda lost to Dev Sharma 6-11 5-11; Ahaan Bhansali bt Sunny Yadav 11-4 11-4;Sidddhant Rewari bt Ayaan Vaziralli 11-6 11-6; Abhishek Paswan – Prakash Aujhi 0-0; Anjali Semwal lost to Yuvna Gupta 4-11 8-11; Aelina Shah bt Diva Shah 11-3 11-7; Diya Yadav bt Jiya Chotrani 11-5 12-10)
Wiz Kids lost to Phantom Stars 105-107( Teerth Jilka lost to Anshuman Jaising 9-11 8-11; Paarth Ambani lost to Jay Vaknalli 9-11 8-11; Ekambir Singh lost to Adhish Kancharla 5-11 11-3 5-11; Aimaan Zakaria bt Neil Malaney 11-4 11-5 ; Sarah Vethekar bt Saniya Jaggi 11-6 11-1; Saara Joukani lost to Akanksha Gupta 3-11 3-11; Tanya Bafna- Tiana Parasrampuria 0-0)
Mumbai Mavericks lost to Racquet Rangers 30-40 (Kavya Anand lost to Priyaan Thakker 8-11 5-11; Aaryaman Jaising lost to Rutva Samant 2-11 8-11; Devay Mehta – Sharan Punjabi; Ranbir Minocha bt Dhairya Shah; Aishwarya Khubchandani bt Kaavya Bansal 11-3 11-3 ; Karina Phipps bt Vyomika Khandelwal 11-7 11-2; Nayna Taneja lost to Aaryaa Belsare 8-11 3-11)