Otters squash: Velavan and Urwashi emerge victorious
Mumbai, Aug 23 (PTI) Velavan Senthilkumar and Urwashi Joshi today won the men's and women's titles respectively in the Otters Club Open Squash Tournament 2018.
Velavan defeated top-seed Abhishek Pradhan 11-4, 11-7, 1-11, 11-7 but the match was not as easy as the scoreline read.
Velavan, 20, had to fight hard for every point and was lucky on certain occasions which enabled him to take the first two games 11-4, 11-7.
However, in the third game, Abhishek took the attack to Velavan who could not control the onslaught and succumbed to a 1-11 defeat.
But Velavan bounced back in the fourth game, to take it 11-7 and win the championship.
Meanwhile, in the women's finals, unseeded Akanksha Salunkhe's dream run came to an end after she lost to Urwashi Joshi.
Joshi won 11-6, 11-8, 11-8.
In the Girls U-19 category, Jannia Singh defeated Koel Shankar 11-4, 11-8, 11-4 in the final to lift the title.
Results: Men's Final Velavan Senthilkumar [3/4] bt Abhishek Pradhan  11-4 11-7 1-11 11-7 Women's Final Urwashi Joshi  bt Akanksha Salunkhe 11-6 11-8 11-8 Girls U-19 Final Jannia Singh bt Koel Shankar 11-4 11-8 11-4