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Velavan

Senthilkumar

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PLAYER
Year First Year
Hometown Salem, India
Experience High School
School: CC
Birthdate March 26, 1998

Bio

First Team All-American (2018)

First Team All-Ivy (2018)

FIRST-YEAR (2017-18): Member of the 2018 Ivy League Championship team...Unanimous first team All-Ivy selection...Earned first team All-American after playing at CSA Individual Nationals on March 2...defeated Yale's Spencer Lovejoy in the first round of CSA Individual Championships to advance to the quarterfinals before falling to CSA Runner Up Kush Kumar in the semi finals...Went 12-1 in rookie regular season playing primarily in the No. 2 position...went undefeated (3-0) at CSA Team Nationals defeating Rochester's No. 2 Tomotaka Endo, Harvard's No. 2 Timmy Bronwell and St. Lawrence's No. 2 Karim Ibrahim.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Won 2017 British Junior Open Under-19 title...Third ever Indian to win British Junior Open...Won 2016 Asian Junior Squash Individual Championship...Trains at the Indian Squash Academy.

HIGH SCHOOL

Graduate of Don Bosco High School in Chennai, India... 2014 Player of the Year... Earned the Vishwanath Anand Award for French senior year.

PERSONAL

Born March 26, 1998 in Salem, India.... Son of Shanmukham Priyadharshini and Ramasamy Senthilkumar...Mother was on Indian's national badmiton team and Father played basketball for India...Brother Guhan plays squash at the University of Manchester...Also plays tennis...Likes to read... Favorite athlete is Roger Federer because of his ability to turn negative energy into positivity.. Favorite subject is math.

ARTICLES

Velavan Senthilkumar wins British Junior Open Under-19 Squash title

Chennai boy makes it to Columbia University riding on squash success

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Interview: Connie S. Maniatty Male Winner
Feature: Men's Squash Look to Clinch Ivy Title
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