India's Mahesh Mangaonkar wins Sekisui Open

In the final in Kriens, Mahesh waged a long battle to wear down the third seed Danish player, Kristian Frost in five games.

Mahesh Mangaonkar last played a final at the NSCI Open in September which was his only PSA final of 2015.   -  Facebook

Mahesh Mangaonkar has put his lean days behind him. The fifth seed, making steady progress, finally made it memorable by winning the title in the Sekisui Squash Open, a $15,000 PSA world tour event here on Sunday.

In the final in Kriens, Mahesh waged a long battle to wear down the third seed Danish player, Kristian Frost in five games 12-10, 7-11, 12-10, 11-13, 11-8. It was expectedly to be a close match and it proved to be one between two players of almost similar standards.

A bad 2015 had put off young Mahesh to the extent that his rankings dropped to 65. But this has been a promising start to 2016 with his fifth PSA title, the last being in October of 2014 in the Indian circuit.

The 21-year-old advanced to the final by beating unseeded Frenchman Geoffrey Demont, 11-6, 11-9, 11-5 in the semi-final.

The 65th ranked Indian last played a final at the NSCI Open in September which was his only PSA final of 2015.