Velavan Senthilkumar stormed into the ultimate of the HCL-SRFI Indian Tour Home Challenger squash match, a PSA Challenger Tour 10 occasion, after he acquired the higher of fourth seed Abhishek Agarwal 3-0 within the semifinal. The competitors is being staged on the Indian Squash Academy in Chennai.
Velavan Senthilkumar will meet Abhishek Pradhan, who’s seeded sixth, within the ultimate on Thursday. Pradhan beat Rahul Baitha 3-0 within the different semifinal.
The highest two seeds — Sunayna Kuruvilla and Tanvi Khanna — will vie for the ladies’s title. Each Sunanya and Tanvi outplayed their opponents Akshaya Sri and Aparajitha Balamurukan, respectively, in straight video games within the final 4.
Tanvi was at her greatest as she quietly went about dismantling her opponent Aparajitha Balamurukan. Aparajitha did stage a quick comeback within the second recreation however her opponent was on the cash to thwart all resistance.
Big killer Akshaya Sri, who had a wonderful outing within the match, lastly ran out of steam towards Sunayna Kuruvilla, however not earlier than she pushed the highest seed to the wall. Ultimately, nonetheless, Sunayna had sufficient gasoline within the tank to get previous Akshaya.
Indian squash star Joshna Chinappa again in prime 10
Joshna Chinappa is again within the prime 10 of the PSA girls’s squash rankings. That is the primary time that Chinappa has made it to the highest 10 since 2016.
The ladies’s rankings are dominated by Egypt with 5 of their gamers within the prime 10, together with world primary Nour El Sherbini. Sunayna (77) and Tanvi (98) are the one different Indians within the prime 100.
India’s highest-ranked males’s participant, Saurav Ghosal, dropped to fifteen following a pre-quarterfinal end in Chicago final month.
Outcomes of Indian Tour Home Challenger
Sunayna Kuruvilla bt Akshaya Sri 11-5, 11-9, 11-1; Tanvi Khanna bt Aparajitha Balamurukan 11-4, 11-5, 11-6
Velavan Senthilkumar bt Abhishek Agarwal 11-8, 14-12, 11-5; Abhishek Pradhan bt Rahul Baitha 11-7, 11-3, 11-9
Finals (August 26):
Sunayna Kuruvilla vs Tanvi Khanna; Velavan Senthilkumar vs Abhishek Pradhan