Vikram Malhotra triumphs again; wins second PSA title in two weeks

Vikram beat Daniel Mekbeb of Czeck Republic over five games 11-6, 2-11, 5-11, 15-13, 11-1 to win the Texas Open - his eighth PSA title.

This is the eighth PSA title of Vikram Malhotra's career.   -  Special Arrangement

Just a week after lifting his seventh PSA title, India's Vikram Malhotra triumphed in the Texas Open, a PSA challenger, on Sunday.

Vikram beat Daniel Mekbeb of Czeck Republic over five games 11-6, 2-11, 5-11, 15-13, 11-1. This is the eighth PSA title of his career and third this year after winning the Atlanta Open in February and more recently, triumphing in the Aspin Cup in Canada.

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The fourth seeded Indian got past three players enroute to the final, after recieving a first-round bye. He defeated Syed Hamzad Bukhari of Pakistan in the second round, followed by Reuben Phillips of England in the quarterfinals.

In the semi-final, he fought his way past Pakistani Shahjahan Khan (11-6, 9-11, 11-5, 11-6) who defeated the top seed Ramit Tandon in the quarterfinals.

Vikram won the Aspin Cup beating world junior champion Mostafa Asal. He defeated the third seed and higher-ranked player 11-3, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9.