Anahat Singh becomes first Indian girl to win Jr Squash Open in US


Guwahati: Indian teenager Anahat Singh scripted history by winning the U-15 girls category of the prestigious Junior US Open Squash tournament in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

The 13-year-old girl from Delhi overcame powerhouse Egypt’s Jayda Marei in the final match 11-9, 11-5, 8-11, 11-5 played at the Arlen Spectre Centre.

Earlier in the semifinal, Singh defeated USA’s junior national champion Dixon Hill in straight games 11-8, 11-9, 11-5. The premium tournament saw the participation of 850 top juniors from 41 nations.

More than 850 squash junior players, representing 41 countries, participated in the World’s largest junior individuals squash tournament.