Indian Squash Champion: Mahesh Mangaonkar

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

20-year-old Mahesh Mangaonkar is one of the best young talents to have arrived on the Indian squash scene. The Mumbaikar proved it by beginning the year in stellar fashion when he reigned supreme at the Open du Gard.

The youngster backed it up with a host of runner-up finishes that led to the Asian Games men’s team event gold medal. The India No. 2 then produced a strong show at the JSW Indian Squash Challenger Circuit 2014 where he clinched the second leg. Having broken into the top 50, the currently 47th-ranked player would very much like to build on his great run next year.

Mahesh’s achievements in 2014 –
• Asian Games men’s team event gold.
• Winner of Open du Gard.
• Winner of second leg and Runner-up of the first leg of JSW Indian Squash Challenger Circuit 2014.
• Runner-up at Northumbria Open and the Loch Ness Challenger.