India finishes sixth in world junior squash

The sixth place finish can be seen as an improvement as India had finished eighth in the 2015 edition held in Netherlands.

Sunayna Kuruvilla rose to the occasion to defeat Grace Doyle 7-11, 11-3, 11-7, 11-7, but her effort went in vain.   -  V. Ganesan

India finished sixth overall in the girls team event of the 2017 WSF-World junior squash championship on Saturday.

In the final match for the 5-6 positions, India went down to USA 1-2. It was Sunayna Kuruvilla who yet again rose to the occasion by winning her singles match after Akanksha Salunkhe had lost hers.

In the deciding third match of the tie, Aishwarya Bhattacharya did not prove a match for Elle Ruggerio.

The sixth place finish can be seen as an improvement as India had finished eighth in the 2015 edition held in Netherlands.

Results: for 5-6 place: USA beat India 2-1 (Marina Stefanoni bt Akanksha Salunkhe 11-2, 11-9, 11-4; Grace Doyle lost to Sunayna Kuruvilla 11-7, 3-11, 7-11, 7-11; Elle Ruggerio bt Aishwarya Bhyattacharya 11-7, 11-5, 11-8)