Velavan in semis of PSA event

Velavan Senthilkumar a finalist at the Parkview Open in South Africa recently, continued the good run and reached the last four with a 7-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-6 win over fifth seed Lyed Fuller of England.

Velavan Senthilkumar advance to the semis of the West Rand Open.   -  R. Ragu

Indian teenager Velavan Senthilkumar advanced to the semifinals of the West Rand Open, a PSA event in Johannesburg.

Velavan, a finalist at the Parkview Open in South Africa recently, continued the good run and reached the last four with a 7-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-6 win over fifth seed Lyed Fuller of England on Wednesday.

Earlier, in the qualifying phase, Velavan had beaten Guhan Senthilkumar in the first round and Zeeshan Khan in the second and final round, according to a press note from SRFI here.

However, Velavan’s compatriot Harinder Pal Sandhu, seeded two, went down in the second round.

After beating France's Enzo Corigliano 11-6 11-6 11-6, he was sent packing by Egypt’s Mohamed Elsherbini, a qualifier. Elsherbini won 12-10 9-11 11-7 12-10.