India No. 1 Ghosal overcame defending champion and second seed Siddharth Suchde 11-4, 11-9, 13-11 in a high quality Menís Open final that lasted 53 minutes, while Chinappa rallied from the loss of the opening set to prevail over second seed and last yearís runner-up Urwashi Joshi of Jindal Squash Academy 6-11, 11-6, 11-3, 11-3 in the womenís championship round. Ghosal and Suchde treated the packed gallery to long and aggressive rallies with both giving little away. Ghosal dominated the opening set but faced stiff resistance from a determined Suchde in the second and third.
After losing the second set narrowly, while coming back from 7-10 down, India No. 2 Suchde made a brave bid to stay alive in the contest with another gallant effort in the third when he trailed 8-10. He smacked crucial boasts both on the forehand and backhand that led him to draw level at 10-all and 11-all before he hit the tin that ended his brilliant challenge. Ghosal will next feature in the Hong Kong Open, World Open in Qatar and the Nationals in Kolkata in that order. Defending champion and top-seed Sanjay Pawar of Otters Club endured a serious bout of jaundice all week to overcome second seed Sachin Jadhav of Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana in straight sets to retain the Professionals title.
Results (All finals): Menís Open: 1-Saurav Ghosal bt 2-Siddharth Suchde 11-4, 11-9, 13-11; Women: 1-Joshana Chinappa (TN) bt 2-Urwashi Joshi (Jindal) 6-11, 11-6, 11-3, 11-3; Professionals: 1-Sanjay Pawar (Otters Club) bt 2-Sachin Jadhav (JVPG) 11-7, 11-5, 11-4; Over-35: Jamshid Pandole (CCI) bt Ashutosh Pednekar 11-9, 11-7, 6-11, 2-11, 11-8; Over-45: Ashish Kamath bt Darius Surti 11-4, 11-0, 10-12, 14-12; Over-55: Vaman Apte bt Ramesh More (Bombay Gym) 11-4, 7-11, 11-6, 11-5.