Vikram Malhotra wins seventh PSA title

Vikram Malhorta defeated the world junior champion Mostafa Asal 11-3, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9 to win his second PSA title this year.

Vikram Malhotra won his seventh PSA title overall and second this year, after winning the Atlanta Open in February. (File Photo)   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

India's Vikram Malhotra fought his way past the world junior champion Mostafa Asal of Egypt to win the Aspin Cup 2018, a PSA challenger tour event at Charlottetown, Canada on Saturday. He defeated the third seed and higher-ranked player 11-3, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9.

This is the seventh PSA title of the 28-year-old's career and second this year, after winning the Atlanta Open - a M10 event - in February.

As the scores suggest it was a closely fought match. The 17-year-old Egyptian suffered a mild ankle injury in a collision with the Indian took time off for a while before the second game.

Mostafa, who is known for his speed and power on the court was a tough opponent but Vikram's touch and consistency pulled him through.

Vikram's Aspin Cup triumph comes on the back of a semiifinal finish in the Nash Cup, another PSA challenger tour event, a few days ago in Ontario.