Velavan wins maiden PSA title

File Photo : Velavan Senthilkumar
IANS|24-Apr-2018 12:06

Madison: A promising junior in his time, an Asian junior champion and a British Junior Open winner, Velavan Senthilkumar, has finally announced his arrival in the professional circuit by winning his maiden PSA title, the Madison Open here on Sunday.

Velavan, who had come into this event as a qualifier, defeated the fourth seed Tristan Eysele of South Africa (not Reuben Phillips, as wrongly given in official site earlier) 7-11, 13-11, 12-10, 11-4. The 57 minute affair proved a momentous one for the Indian, who has twice before featured in a PSA event final. Currently a student in the US, Velavan has been occasional on the PSA circuit.