Top seed Vikram Malhotra outsmarted Puneet Pareek 11-1, 11-6, 11-4 in the final to clinch the men's open crown of the Indian Squash Professionals (ISP) organised Rs 4 lakh prize money All-India JVPG-Coke Squash Carnival (3rd leg) at the Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana courts.
Dr Ojas Dave, Joint Hon Secretary of JVPG, presents the winners' cash award and trophy to Vikram Malhotra (left), yesterday
Earlier in the semi-final, Malhotra quashed the aspirations of Aishwarya Singh by posting a 11-5, 11-4, 11-4 victory, while Pareek prevailed 11-8, 11-5, 11-9 over the seasoned Karan Mirchandani.
Meanwhile, there was joy for Mirchandani as he bagged the men's over-35 title. Mirchandani played with grit and determination to overcome Sachin Jadhav 6-11, 11-5, 11-6, 6-11, 11-7 in a long-drawn final.
Anil Mohite comfortably accounted for Shashi Gupta coasting to a facile 11-8, 11-7, 11-6 victory in the men's over-45 final played earlier in the day.