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Height 152cm

Weight 50kg

Birthplace Satara, India

Racket sponsor Harrow

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Akanksha Salunkhe

DOB 24 January 1999

CountryIndia

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Flag (england)L. Beecroft

NTA Squash Classic 2022 - Boston, United States

18 MAY      Round 1

  • 1-3
  • 5-11
  • 11-13
  • 11-8
  • 9-11

Flag (england)L. Beecroft

Richmond Open 2022 - Richmond, United States

27 APR      Round 2

  • 2-3
  • 11-7
  • 11-8
  • 7-11
  • 5-11
  • 8-11

Flag (in)S. Balvani

Richmond Open 2022 - Richmond, United States

26 APR      Round 1

  • 1-0
  • 11-5

Flag (eg)R. Elaraby

Carol Weymuller Open 2022 - New York, United States

21 APR      Round 2

  • 0-3
  • 3-11
  • 7-11
  • 3-11

Flag (hk)T. Tong

Carol Weymuller Open 2022 - New York, United States

20 APR      Round 1

  • 3-2
  • 12-10
  • 11-4
  • 6-11
  • 11-13
  • 11-7

Flag (us)M. Stefanoni

Women's Kinetic 3K Challenger 2022 - Boynton Beach, United States

12 MAR      Final

  • 0-3
  • 11-13
  • 7-11
  • 6-11

Flag (co)L. Tovar

Women's Kinetic 3K Challenger 2022 - Boynton Beach, United States

11 MAR      Semi final

  • 3-0
  • 11-9
  • 11-6
  • 11-3

Flag (mx)D. Garcia

Women's Kinetic 3K Challenger 2022 - Boynton Beach, United States

10 MAR      Quarter final

  • 3-1
  • 11-6
  • 11-9
  • 6-11
  • 11-5

Flag (ca)R. Singh

Women's Kinetic 3K Challenger 2022 - Boynton Beach, United States

9 MAR      Round 1

  • 3-0
  • 11-8
  • 11-3
  • 11-2

Player BIO

Akanksha Salunkhe Profile
Date of Birth 24th January, 1999
Height (cm) 152
Weight (kg) 50
Residence New York, United States
Coach Mostafa Essam
Interests Reading, Music
Racket Sponsor Harrow

Akanksha’s love for squash dates way back to 2012 when she was just 10 years old, a pretty late start as one might consider. Raised in a small town of Goa (India) like any other kid during that age, she was enrolled in several hobbies. To keep her busy, her parents got her to do dance classes, art classes, yoga etc. However, none of them were nearly as interesting as the sport of squash which she would eventually begin in the summer of 2012. At first, squash wasn’t much of anything, it was more of a deal she had with her military dad. Take squash lessons for the summer and you might just get rewarded with a brand new iPod. Although, she never received that ipod that was promised, she gained something much more valuable – the love for squash. Her former coach Rehman Hubli spotted her potential and was adamant to get Akanksha started with some serious training.
After only a year of focused training, Akanksha began competing in several domestic tournaments where she was already giving a good fight to all the higher ranked players. Looking back at her junior career, Akanksha has won 23 domestic titles and 3 international titles which includes the prestigious Dutch Junior Open Title in 2015. Moreover, she has been individually ranked #1 in India from 2013 until 2017 as a junior and has represented India in several junior and senior international championships. Most notable being: getting selected for the senior team to compete at the 2016 World Women’s Team Championship held in Paris when she was only 17 years of age.
Soon enough, American colleges began approaching her. Akanksha knew she wanted to turn pro someday, however, she didn’t want to make that sudden transition of junior to a pro just yet. Thus, joining an American college and playing college squash before turning pro made perfect sense to her. Akanksha spent the next four years from 2017 to 2021 playing for Trinity College, Hartford. Where she double majored in Political Science and Human Rights and was also a three time All American Awardee for Squash.
After graduating Trinity College in 2021, Akanksha joined the Corner Squash Academy based in Brooklyn, New York where she trains full time under the guidance of Mostafa Essam. 2022 will be her first year of competing on the pro tour. Akanksha is currently ranked 146 in the world and her latest achievements includes winning the 5k Guatemala Open PSA and being the finalist at the Kinetic 3k Women’s PSA Challenger.

Results

NTA Squash Classic 2022 18 - 21 May PSA Challenger Tour 10 Event

Richmond Open 2022 26 - 30 Apr PSA Challenger Tour 20 Event

Carol Weymuller Open 2022 20 - 24 Apr PSA World Tour Bronze Event

Women's Kinetic 3K Challenger 2022 09 - 12 Mar PSA Challenger Tour 3 Event

2nd Guatemala Open Squash PSA Tournament 2022 02 - 05 Mar PSA Challenger Tour 5 Event

Equinox Women's Boston Open 2022 26 - 30 Jan PSA Challenger Tour 10 Event

The Hamilton Open 2021 26 - 30 Oct PSA Challenger Tour 10 Event

Nash Cup 2021 14 - 18 Sep PSA Challenger Tour 10 Event

GWC Squash House Challenger 5 2021 10 - 12 Sep PSA Challenger Tour 5 Event

SOAP Engineering Squash Open 2021 07 - 10 Apr PSA Challenger Tour 10 Event

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Head To Head Results

Career Wins / Losses

51.7Win Ratio

Won 15

Lost 14

Retired 0

Ranking

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Player Details

Akanksha Salunkhe Statistics
Years 7
Total Tournaments Played 16
Total Matches Played 29
Matches Won 15
Matches Lost 14
Finals 2
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