The Poona Club Squash Open and PSA Challenger Tour Finals Await after Intense Semi-Final Matches

The Poona Club Squash Open and PSA Challenger Tour Finals Await after Intense Semi-Final Matches
Pune, India May 12, 2024: Following a week filled with exhilarating matches across 21 categories, The Poona Club Squash Open and PSA Challenger Tour have reached a pivotal moment as the finals await, promising an electrifying conclusion to this prestigious tournament.

Since May 8th, a total of 707 players, both domestic and international, have showcased their skills and determination on the squash courts of Pune, competing across various categories in a display of athleticism and sportsmanship. The tournament also saw over 70 participants from tribal regions competing in the junior categories.

In addition to the Men’s and Women’s categories, players have competed in a diverse range of divisions, highlighting the inclusivity and depth of talent present at The Poona Club Squash Open. From junior categories to masters divisions, the tournament has provided a platform for players of all ages and skill levels to participate and excel.

In the Men’s category, the semi-finalists include some of India’s top-ranked players such as Om Semwal (India no. 7), Suraj Chand (India no. 6), Diwakar Singh (India no. 9) and Ranjit Singh (India no. 32) each demonstrating their prowess on the squash court. On the PSA (Professional Squash Association) Men’s side, the semi-finalists boast impressive world rankings, with Ravindu Laksiri (world ranking 138), Diwakar Singh (World Ranking 841), S. Wakeel (world ranking 234), Suraj Chand (world ranking 172) showcasing their skills and determination to climb higher in the rankings.

Meanwhile, in the Women’s category, Ananya Pandey (India no. 17), Sunita Patel (India no. 7), Rani Guta (India no. 24) and Aradhya Porwal (India no. 21) have emerged as formidable competitors, each bringing their unique strengths to the semi-finals. In the PSA Women’s category, Anjali Semwal (world ranking 236) Diya Yadav (world ranking 448) Sunita Patel (world ranking 229) and Urvashi Joshi, are set to battle it out, with each player aiming to make their mark on the international stage.

Mr. Gaurav Gadhoke, Vice President, The Poona Club and Tournament Chairman, expressed his admiration for the players, stating, “The semi-final matches have been a testament to the dedication and passion of squash enthusiasts. We have witnessed remarkable performances from players across all categories, further solidifying the reputation of The Poona Club Squash Open as a premier squash event.”

As the tournament enters its final day, anticipation is palpable as squash enthusiasts eagerly await the crowning of champions in each category. The finals promise to deliver thrilling matches as players leave everything on the court in pursuit of glory and recognition.

Spectators both locally and globally can tune in to the SRFI YouTube channel to catch all the action live, ensuring that fans from around the world can be part of the excitement as the champions are crowned.

The Poona Club Ltd extends its gratitude to all its sponsors – Brham, Atur India, Garware and Elica and its venue partners – Ath Elite Sports Club, The Residency Club, The Westin Pune Koregaon Park and RSI Pune for their relentless support. Last but not the least, a special thanks to The Ruby Hall clinic for proving timely medical support in form of their team of skilled physiotherapists and ambulances.

With the finals on the horizon, the stage is set for a memorable conclusion to The Poona Club Squash Open and PSA Challenger Tour.

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