Velavan and Harinder win ‘Player of the Year’ awards

Velavan Senthilkumar and Harinder Pal Sandhu were declared the ‘Player of the year’ award winners for the year 2015 and 2014 respectively at the Indian Squash Academy annual day function held in Chennai.

Velavan Senthilkumar, the Player of the Year awardee for the year 2015.   -  R. Ragu

Velavan Senthilkumar (medallist at the Commonwealth Youth Games and national u-19 champion in 2015) and Harinder Pal Sandhu (maiden title in the ’15 senior nationals and a key player in India’s historic gold medal win at the Incheon Asian Games 2014) were declared the ‘Player of the year’ award winners for the year 2015 and 2014 respectively at the Indian Squash Academy annual day function held here on Friday.

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Awards in various categories for the performances in the two previous years were given out on the occasion.

Other awardees: Most promising male: 2014: Velavan Senthilkumar (two international titles); 2015: Abhay Singh (seven titles). Most promising female: 2014: Abhisheka Shannon (u-11 national champ); 2015: R. Pooja Arthi (u-11 national champion).

Individual performance awards: R. Pooja Arthi (u-11 national bronze, 2014, u-11 national champion 2015); Abhisheka Shannon (u-11 national champion 2014), Kanhav Nanavati (national champions u-13-silver, 2015), S. Navaneetha Prabhu (u-13 national championship-bronze, 2014; Asian u-13 bronze, 2015); S. Samita (Asian u-13 bronze, 2014); Ashita Pranaya Bhengra (national championship u-17 bronze, 2015); Sunayna Kuruvilla (national championship u-17 silver); Adhitya Raghavan (u-17 national championship bronze, 2014 and U-17 national champion 2015); Abhay Singh (u-19 national bronze, 2015); Velavan Senthilkumar (u-17 national champ 2014, u-19 national champion and CWYG bronze (singles) and silver (mixed doubles), 2015); R. Lakshya (u-19 national champ silver, 2014); N. Mayuri (u-19 national champ bronze, 2014), Vijaykumar (u-19 national champ silver, 2014; Kushkumar (u-19 national champion, Asian U-19 silver, British Junior Open bronze, world junior bronze (1st Indian), Asian Games team gold, 2014); Ravi Dixit (national championship bronze 2015), Harinder Pal Sandhu (national champ silver 2015, career best PSA ranking 56, three PSA titles, Asian Beach Games winner, Asian Games team gold, 2014).

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