ISP Squash


  From 19th to 22nd November 2007 At Cricket Club of India, Churchgate, Mumbai
Vikram Malhotra (Singles Winner of the All India Inter University Squash Tournament, 2007) receiving trophy from Chief Guest of the evening Prof. Gillies (Vice Chancellor City University, London) and Dr. Indu Shahani (Principal, H R College), with P. K. Singh (Sports Director, H R College).
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All Results :

Individual finals :
Vikram Malhotra bt Dhiraj Nagpal 9-1, 9-2, 9-0 (3-0)

Team Event Final :

Delhi University bt Mumbai University (3-2)
1-Siddharth Sharma lost to Vikram Malhotra 0-9, 0-9, 0-9 (0-3)
4-Uday Das bt Siddharth Samantray 4-9, 9-7, 9-7, 9-1 (3-1)
5-Prateek Chalia lost to Arun Sharma 6-9, 9-3, 7-9, 3-9 (3-1)
2-Sohail Kapoor bt Dhiraj Nagpal 9-3, 9-1, 9-0 (3-0)
3-Gunraj Singh bt Cyrus Vakil 9-7, 10-8, 4-9, 3-9, 9-3 (3-2)

Team Event 3rd Place:

University Pune bt Punjab University (3-0)
1-Nikhil bt Karan Singhel 9-4, 9-1, 9-5 (3-0)
4-Sachin bt Vinay Thakur 6-9, 9-1, 9-1 (3-1)
5-Ashish bt Ankush Gupta 9-1, 9-0, 9-0 (3-0)

Individual Events Semi Final:
Vikram Malhotra (Mum) bt Suhail Kapoor (Delhi) 9-4, 10-8, 9-3 (3-0)
Dhiraj Nagpal (Mum)bt Siddharth Sharma (Delhi) 9-4, 3-9, 9-4, 9-7 (3-1)

Team Event Semi Final: 

Delhi University bt Punjab University (4-0)
1-Siddharth Sharma bt Karan Singhel 9-0, 9-0, 9-2, (3-0)
4-Uday Dass bt Vinay Thakur 9-3, 9-3, 9-4 (3-0)
5-Prateek Chalia bt Ankush Gupta 9-0, 9-1, 9-1 (3-0)
2-Suhail Kapoor bt Abhilakshya 9-3, 9-3, 9-3 (3-0)

Mumbai University bt Pune University
1-Vikram Malhotra bt Nikhil Ajaj 9-0, 9-0, 9-0 (3-0)
4-Arun Sharma bt Sachin Arun 9-2, 4-9, 9-4, 9-5 (3-1)
5-Jai Singh Thori loss to Ashish Sudhakar 2-9, 2-9, 1-9 (0-3)
2-Cyrus Vakil bt Angad Marva 9-7, 8-9, 9-2, 3-9, 9-6 (3-1)

Individual Event Quarterfinal :
Sohail Kapoor (Delhi) bt Anurag Shah (Calcutta) 9-1, 9-0, 9-4 (3-0)
Vikram Malhotra (Mum) bt Abhimanyu Pandey (Pune) 9-0, 9-1, 9-2 (3-0)
Siddarth Sharma (Delhi) bt Angat Marva (Pune) 9-3, 9-0, 9-3 (3-0)
Dhiraj Nagpal (Mum) bt Abhishek Vyas (Dav Indore) 9-6, 9-2, 9-0 (3-0)   

Team Event Quarter final:

Delhi University bt Lnipe Gwalior (3-0)
1-Siddharth bt Krishnakanth khare 9-0, 9-0, 9-1 (3-0)
4-Uday bt Rajendra Dhaka 9-0, 9-0, 9-1 (3-0)
5-Pratik bt Rajesh Sahu 9-0, 9-3, 9-0 (3-0)

Punjab University bt MDU Rohtak (3-0)
1-Karan Singhel bt Ishwar Singh 9-2, 9-0, 9-0 (3-0)
4-Vinay Thakur bt Vitin Kadian 9-0, 9-7, 9-10, 9-1 (3-1)
5-Ankush Gupta bt Manasvi Mann 8-10, 9-2, 9-2, 10-1 (3-1)


All Press Articles of the tournament :


Delhi Stun
(Article in Times of India, Mumbai : 22/11/2007)

If Mumbai showed they were the dadas in the semi-finals of the Inter-University squash Championship, Delhi handed them a lesson or two when the two met in the final at the CCI courts on Wednesday.      

Mumbai may have possessed the top two players in their ranks, but were made to eat humble pie by their opponents who proved they had more than attitude.      

On Tuesday, Dhiraj Nagpal talked about teaching the Delhi team a lesson for their attitude and mind games. Probably it was over-confidence that brought their downfalls as Delhi fought hard to win the best of five final 3-2.        

Vikram Malhotra gave Mumbai a grand start winning the opener against Siddhart Sharma 9-0,9-0,9-0.However, Mumbai’s Siddharth won the first game before losing the next three to Uday Das 4-9, 9-7, 9-7, 9-1.Mumbai’s Disappointment came in the third clash when second seed, Dhiraj Nagpal flopped against Suhail Kapoor, getting thrashed 9-3, 9-1, 9-0.         

Arun Sharma ensured Mumbai took the match into the decider with a tough win over Prateek Chaliya, 6-8, 9-3,7-9, 3-9. The concluding tie went through the wringer with Cyrus Vakil Crawling back after being two games down, raising Mumbai’s hope s of a title win. But that was not to be as 17years – old Gunraj turned on the heat to silence his opponent with aggressive play and tore off his shirt with a winning after a well deserved 9-7, 10-8,4-5, 3-9, 9-3 victory, handling Delhi the crown in the process.


Malhotra wins Univ squash Singles
(Article in Indian Express, Mumbai 22/11/2007)

MUMBAI University’s top seed Vikram Malhotra beat compatriot and fellow college student second seed Dhiraj Nagpal three games to nil in the men’s singles finals while Delhi bagged the teams events title beating Mumbai University 3-2 in the All India Inter University Squash Tournament at the CCI Courts, Church gate on Wednesday.         

Vikram Malhotra received no resistance from opponent Dhiraj Nagpal although he suffering a hamstring during the previous match. Delhi University third seed Suhail Kapoor received a walkover from his colleague Siddharth Sharma.         

In the team’s events finals, Delhi University proved tough competition for Mumbai University, but lacked the same luster in the finals. Vikram Malhotra of Mumbai University beat Siddharth Sharma of Delhi University in three sets, 9-0, 9-0, 9-0 beginning the final with a bang.          

Uday Das of Delhi University received tough competition from Mumbai boy Siddharth Samantray, but eventually winning it 9-7, 9-7, 9-1. 


Vikram Malhotra Does It For Mumbai University
(Article in Asian Age, Mumbai : 20/11/2007)

Mumbai: Nov, 19: Mumbai University’s top seed Vikram Malhotra blanked opponent Karthik Sharma from Rajasthan University 3-0 to reach in the quarterfinals of the individual event in the All India Inter University squash tournament, in association with the university of Mumbai, played at the CCO courts, here on Monday.

All the top seeds won their individual first round matches, fourth seed Suhail Kapoor (Delhi University) defeated Karan Singh (Punjab University) in straight sets only allowing him to win a single point in the second and third set. Karan Singh was no match for Suhail Kapoor and gave him an easy route to reach the quarterfinals.

Karan Singh managed to gain one point of his opponent but only to concede nine points in return, making the game a one-sided affair. He tried his level best to come back in the 2nd and 3rd set with no success. Suhail dominated the court from the very beginning of the match giving his opponent very little room to recover from defeat.

Second seed Dhiraj Nagpal and third seed Siddharth Sharma also had easy outings as they sailed to the quarters after winning their matches with three set wins.

In the team events Mumbai University held Allahabad University to three tonil win advancing to next round. Rajasthan University also beat Osmania University faced the same fate at the hands of Indore University.


Vikram to meet Dhiraj in finals
(Article in Asian Age, Mumbai :21/11/2007)

Mumbai, Nov.20: Mumbai University’s top seed Vikram Malhotra and second seed Dhiraj Nagpal scored contrasting wins over their rivals from Delhi University to set up an all Mumbai summit clash in the All India Inter-University Squash Tournament at the CCI Courts here on Tuesday.

While the 17-year-old Malhotra had a few tough moments before defeating the fourth seed Suhail Kapoor 9-4, 10-8, 9-3, Nagpal drooped a game before overcoming third seed Siddharth Sharma 9-4, 3-9, 9-4, 9-7.


Reveres Tactises!
Mumbai University boy Cyrus Vakil’s unusual strategy backfire to help Delhi’s
Gunraj Singh win team championship

(Article in Mid-Day, Mumbai : 22/11/2007)

AS always the smartest won the race. This time it was Gunraj Singh of Delhi University, who won the battle.

Mumbai University’s Cyrus Vakil, who is known for his unusual tactics backfired as it helped Gunraj win. He beat Cyrus 9-7, 10-8, 4-9, 3-9, 9-3, to clinch the All-India Inter University squash tournament (team event), co-sponsored by Avon Cycles Ltd and Orra, at the cricket club of India yesterday. “I knew Cyrus’ game. He is famous for his on-court antics. He wastes a lot of time in between the points.

“But it all helped me. I got time to breath and get some energy back. He tried to provoke me at times but I kept my cool,” Gunraj said after an entertaining match.


The victory was indeed special for Gunraj, who tore his t-shirt after the match. “it was a great match. I am happy to win the team event for the second consecutive time,” Gunraj told MID DAY yesterday.

Apparently, it is the same score line when both met in the u-17 Northern India squash championship a couple of years ago. Cyrus had won then. “it’s a perfect revenge. He had defeated me in my hometown and now I have done it here,” he said.

Mean while, Mumbai University’s Vikram Malhotra defeated Dhiraj Nagpal 9-1, 9-2, 9-0 to win the mens singles title.


82nd Tournament Organised by ISP