Velavan Senthilkumar advances to Semi-Finals of Batch Open Squash Tournament

Velavan Senthilkumar

National champion Velavan Senthilkumar, a top seed currently ranked 58th in the world, has advanced to the semifinals of the Batch Open squash tournament. The tournament is a part of the USD 12,000 PSA Challenger Tour event.

Velavan Senthilkumar’s impressive win in Quarters

Senthilkumar’s journey to the semifinals was marked by a commanding victory over Jakub Solnicky of the Czech Republic. The match took place on Friday night, and Senthilkumar showcased his consistency by defeating the fifth-seeded Czech player in straight sets. The scoreline read 11-5, 11-6, 11-2, and the match concluded in just 37 minutes.

Senthilkumar’s performance underscored his determination and ability to compete at the highest level of the sport. With precise shots and strategic gameplay, he dominated his opponent from start to finish, securing his spot in the semifinals.

The next challenge for Senthilkumar is a face-off against Andes Ling of Hong Kong. This upcoming match promises to be an exhilarating encounter between two formidable competitors. Senthilkumar’s dominant victory has set the stage for a high-stakes showdown in the Batch Open squash semifinals.

Meanwhile, in another quarterfinal matchup at the Expression St James Open, a USD 20,000 PSA Challenger Tour event in Springfield, US, fourth-seeded Indian player Akanksha Salunkhe faced a tough challenge against fifth seed Alina Bushma of Ukraine. Despite putting up a valiant effort, Salunkhe fell short against her opponent, succumbing to a straight-set defeat with a scoreline of 7-11, 7-11, 8-11 in 29 minutes.

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