Asian Team Games 2018 27 AUG - 01 SEP Jakarta,
 MALAYSIA bt  HONG KONG CHINA 2/1 Ivan Yuen lost to Yip Tsz Fung 7-11, 18-20, 11-9, 8-11
(69m) Nafiizwan Adnan bt Max Lee 11-9, 11-7, 11-7 (34m) Eain Yow Ng bt Leo Au 11-7, 11-7, 11-4 (36m)
Bronze medallists: 
INDIA &  PAKISTAN
 HONG KONG CHINA bt  INDIA 2/0 Ho Tze-Lok bt Sunayna Kuruvilla 11-8, 11-6, 10-12, 11-3
(40m) Annie Au bt Joshna Chinappa 11-3, 11-9, 11-5 (28m)
After Hong Kong China
despatched India 2/0 to clinch the women's Asian Games Team
Championship Squash title for the first time, Malaysia denied
the highest-ranked team in the event a historic double by coming from
behind to beat the favourites 2/1 in a dramatic men's final at the
Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The women's final was a
repeat of a qualifying tie 48 hours earlier in which Hong Kong, the
second seeds, overcame third seeds India 2/1 to claim pole position in
But India earned the
re-match in the final after creating the event's biggest upset by
ousting defending champions Malaysia, the team led by the
newly-crowned 'Greatest Player of All-Time' Nicol David who were
seeded to take gold for the third successive time.
The third seeds were
unable to reverse the outcome, however, as third string Sunayna
Kuruvilla went down in four games to Ho Tze-Lok - before
talented left-hander Annie Au clinched gold for Hong Kong after
beating Indian top string Joshna Chinappa (both pictured above)
11-3, 11-9, 11-5 in 28 minutes.
"I think they played very
well especially under pressure," HK team manager Rebecca Chiu
. "I'm very happy for them and they certainly deserved this success,"
added the 2002 Asian Games individual gold medallist. Picture above
shows the women's presentation group.
and Malaysia both reached the Jakarta men's final unbeaten - and
both were looking for first-time title success.
And the elusive double
looked on the cards when, in the opening clash between the teams' third
strings, Yip Tsz Fung put Hong Kong ahead with a four-game win
over Malaysian Ivan Yuen - after surviving a marathon 20-18
With the crowd on the edge
of their seats, Malaysia drew level when team number one Nafiizwan
Adnan (seen above celebrating his breakthrough win) defeated
higher-ranked Max Lee 11-9, 11-7, 11-7.
Having not played in the
earlier individual event, Malaysia's second string Eain Yow Ng -
at 20, the youngest player in the squad - had no Games history against
his Hong Kong opponent Leo Au, the 2018 men's individual gold
But in the biggest match
of his career so far, the young Malaysian truly came of age when he
trounced Au in straight games, 11-7, 11-7, 11-4 in 36 minutes to bring
the gold medal to Malaysia.
"As a team we bonded
well," said the jubilant Ng (pictured above with his team-mates in the
men's presentation group) after his seventh straight win in the
championship. "We came into the tournament knowing that we can win and
we certainly did it.
"I always believed that
Nafiizwan will deliver a point for us and I was really just focused on
my own game. But I also did my homework well. I did a lot of video
analysis and the fact that I didn't play in the individual but managed
to beat the individual champion, certainly worked out well in the end."
Malaysian captain Adnan
was also in jubilant spirits (as seen above) at finally clinching a
Games team gold in his third appearance in the event.
"I did not want to bow out
of my third Asiad without a fight. I was on the losing team twice
already so I really gave it everything I had. Of course there was
pressure when Ivan lost. But pressure is like a dessert and I love
IOC President Thomas
Bach was guest of honour on Squash team finals day at the Gelora
Bung Karno Sports Complex. Picture below shows Bach, far right,
receiving a presentation from Asian Squash Federation President David
 HONG KONG CHINA bt  INDIA 2/0 Max Lee bt Saurav Ghosal 11-7, 11-9, 13-11 (41m) Leo Au bt Harinder Pal Sandhu 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 11-3 (45m)
 MALAYSIA bt  PAKISTAN 2/0 Nafiizwan Adnan bt Tayyab Aslam 11-8, 11-6, 11-6 (35m) Eain Yow Ng bt Israr Ahmed 7-11, 11-8, 16-14, 11-6 (41m)
 INDIA bt  MALAYSIA 2/0 Joshna Chinappa bt Nicol David 12-10, 11-9, 6-11, 10-12,
11-9 (66m) Dipika Pallikal Karthik bt Low Wee Wern 11-2, 11-9, 11-7
 HONG KONG CHINA bt  JAPAN 2/0 Annie Au bt Satomi Watanabe 11-6, 11-5, 12-14, 11-9 (54m) Joey Chan bt Misaki Kobayashi 11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 11-1 (32m)
After previously only
having contested the women's final (in 2010), Hong Kong China
will compete in both Asian Games Team Championships Squash finals
for the first time tomorrow (Saturday) following 2/0 victories in both
semi-finals at the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex in Jakarta,
In the men's semis, the
favourites despatched second seeds India - top string Max Lee
seeing off Indian number one Saurav Ghosal (pictured above,
right, with Lee), the highest-ranked player in the tournament, 11-7,
11-9, 13-11 before the recently crowned Asian Games individual gold
medallist Leo Au battled for four games to overcome Indian
Harinder Pal Sandhu 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 11-3.
"Max and myself played a
tough individual final," Au later confided to
. "We're glad we managed to have been able to take turns to rest the
last two days, which helped us recover. Hopefully, we'll both be at our
best again tomorrow and go for another gold."
Hong Kong's opponents will
be Malaysia, the No.3 seeds who reached the final for the third
time in a row by beating fourth seeds Pakistan 2/0 - team number
one Nafiizwan Adnan claiming his first win in the tournament with
an 11-8, 11-6, 11-6 victory over Pakistani Tayyab Aslam before
Eain Yow Ng sealed the place in the final after overcoming Israr
Ahmed 7-11, 11-8, 16-14, 11-6.
Ng (pictured above,
foreground,in semis action) said later: "Really happy to have won that
and close the tie out. He had nothing to lose and was firing everything
in, but I just stuck to my game and made it tough for him. It was a
tough one but really happy to get Malaysia through."
The day's biggest shock
took place in the first women's semi-final when third seeds India
beat favourites and defending champions Malaysia 2/0 - thereby
ending the legendary Nicol David-led team's eight-year reign as
Asian Games champions.
Indeed David, who came
into the team event as women's individual gold medallist for a record
fifth time, suffered her first defeat in Jakarta at the hands of Indian
number one Joshna Chinappa. It was only in April that Chinappa
(pictured above, foreground, with Nicol) was able to end a 14-match
losing streak to the Malaysian superstar stretching back to the Asian
Championships in 2002.
Clearly invigorated by
this breakthrough win, Chinappa further reduced the head-to-head
deficit, stemming a courageous comeback by David to beat the former
world number one 12-10, 11-9, 6-11, 10-12, 11-9 in 66 minutes.
Pallikal Karthik took full advantage of this unexpected lead, going
on to beat Malaysian second string Low Wee Wern 11-2, 11-9, 11-7
to secure the unexpected place in the final.
David, who will now add a bronze medal to her collection of seven Asian
Games gold medals, said later: "The Indian team, they played very well
today. We just lost to a stronger team today. We have a good team and
it's just unfortunate that they were better today.
"Winning a medal here is
still something to be proud of. We came and we fought hard. I don't
think any of us would go into the court not giving our best and that's
the main thing."
India now have to face
Hong Kong in their second tie against the second seeds in 48 hours.
Led by world No.11
Annie Au, Hong Kong denied Japan a place in the final by
beating the fourth seeds 2/0.
Japan were celebrating
their first time in the medals and losing second string Misaki
Kobayashi, the team's captain, said later: "This is my third Asian
Games and it means a lot to me to go home with a bronze medal as this is
one of my last tournaments as a full time professional player.
"Four years ago we lost
out a semi-final place to Korea very closely, so we've waited for this
moment for a long time. Realistically there's still a gap between us and
the rest of the top three countries. So I think we've done our best for
Today's final Squash
qualifying action in the Asian Games Team Championships in
Indonesia saw the women's team of Japan and the Pakistan
men's team complete the semi-finals line-up at the Gelora Bung Karno
Sports Complex in Jakarta.
Fourth seeds Japan
faced rivals Republic of Korea to decide the second position in
the women's Pool A - and a place in the last four knockout stage.
Honours were shared after
the first two matches - Misaki Kobayashi winning for Japan before
Ji-Hyun Lee levelled the tie for Korea. Teenager Satomi
Watanabe (pictured above) clinched victory for the fourth seeds
after defeating the Korean number one Yura Choi 11-7, 11-8, 12-10
- an emotional victory which put Japan into the semi-finals, with the
certainty of a medal, for the first time.
It was in Pool A of the men's event that fourth seeds Pakistan
battled with Republic of Korea for the final place in the other
semi-final line-up. The 2010 gold medallists achieved their goal in
style - Asim Khan, Tayyab Aslam and Israr Ahmed all
beating their Korean opposition to secure second place in the pool.
The key clash in Pool B saw No.2 seeds India and third seeds
Malaysia - both of whom were already certain of semi-final berths -
go head-to-head for top position in the pool. Underdogs Malaysia
clinched victory after wins by Eain Yow Ng and Ivan Yuen,
second and third strings, respectively - but Indian number one Saurav
Ghosal restored pride in the team by winning the third match,
defeating Nafiizwan Adnan (pictured below, right, with Ghosal)
11-5, 9-11, 11-8, 12-14, 11-7 in 58 minutes.
Meanwhile Indonesia's women's team showed their promise by
recording their third shock win in Pool B. Seeded 10, the hosts beat
Thailand 3/0 to record a hugely-impressive third-place finish in the
Pool in their maiden appearance in the event.
Men's semi-final line-up:
 HONG KONG CHINA v  INDIA
 MALAYSIA v  PAKISTAN
 MALAYSIA v  INDIA
 HONG KONG CHINA v  JAPAN
Asian Games images
courtesy of Aulia Dyan
3rd qualifying rounds:
 HONG KONG CHINA bt  PAKISTAN 3/0 Max Lee bt Asim Khan 7-11, 11-5, 11-5, 14-12 (41m) Leo Au bt Israr Ahmed 11-8, 11-7, 11-4 (30m) Yip Tsz Fung bt Amaad Fareed 11-6, 11-5, 11-3 (22m)
 JAPAN bt  REPUBLIC OF KOREA 3/0 Ryunosuke Tsukue bt Ko Youngjo 11-6, 11-7, 11-3 (23m) Tomotaka Endo bt Sehyun Lee 9-11, 12-10, 11-3, 8-11, 11-4
(60m) Ryosei Kobayashi bt Seung-Taek Lee 11-7, 1-11, 13-11, 11-6
 PHILIPPINES bt  NEPAL 3/0 David Pelino bt Amrit Magar 11-3, 11-3, 11-2 (16m) Reymark Begornia bt Arhant Simha 11-5, 11-3, 11-7 (22m) Lydio Espinola Jr bt Gyanu Chaudhary 11-1, 11-6, 11-9
 INDIA bt  THAILAND 3/0 Saurav Ghosal bt Phuwis Poonsiri 11-8, 11-4, 12-10 (30m) Ramit Tandon bt Sun Phat 11-2, 11-3, 11-6 (26m) Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Natthakit Jivasuwan 11-0, 11-6, 11-2
 MALAYSIA bt  QATAR 2/1 Nafiizwan Adnan lost to Abdulla Al-Tamimi 4-11, 8-11, 2-11
(27m) Eain Yow Ng bt Syed Azlan Amjad 11-4, 11-7, 11-6 (24m) Ivan Yuen bt Hamad Al-Amri 11-6, 11-6, 11-4 (21m)
 SINGAPORE bt  INDONESIA 3/0 Samuel Kang bt Agung Wilant 11-7, 11-1, 11-5 (26m) Benedict Chan bt Satria Laksana 11-7, 6-11, 11-6, 11-3
(33m) Pang Ka Hoe bt Andi Hasanudin 11-3, 11-7, 13-11 (35m)
Women's 3rd qualifying
 MALAYSIA bt  JAPAN 3/0 Nicol David bt Satomi Watanabe 11-6, 12-10, 11-4 (26m) Low Wee Wern bt Misaki Kobayashi 11-5, 11-1, 11-3 (18m) Sivasangari Subramaniam bt Risa Sugimoto 11-3, 11-5, 11-9
 REPUBLIC OF KOREA bt  PHILIPPINES 2/1 Ahn Eun Tschan lost to Jemyca Aribado 11-8, 13-15, 5-11,
9-11 (35m) Hwayeong Eum bt Yvonne Alyssa Dalida 9-11, 11-6, 11-8,
11-4 (32m) Ji-Hyun Lee bt Andrea Jemiolo 11-1, 11-8, 11-4 (17m)
 HONG KONG CHINA bt  THAILAND 3/0 Joey Chan bt Anantana Prasertratanakul 11-4, 11-4, 11-5
(22m) Ho Tze-Lok bt Tuddaw Thamronglarb 11-3, 11-3, 11-3 (14m) Lee Ka Yi bt Pranghatai Phongrattana 11-2, 11-2, 11-5
 INDIA bt  CHINA 3/0 Joshna Chinappa bt Li Dongjin 5-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-6 (31m) Dipika Pallikal Karthik bt Duan Siyu 11-1, 11-4, 11-5
(14m) Sunayna Kuruvilla bt He Xinru 11-3, 11-6, 11-3 (13m)
 INDONESIA bt  IRAN 2/1 Catur Yuliana bt Ghazal Sharafpour 11-2, 11-4, 11-8 (27m) Yeni Siti Rohmah bt Fereshteh Eghtedari 11-7, 10-12, 7-11,
11-8, 11-8 (46m) Irma Maryani lost to Hadis Farzad 7-11, 7-11, 5-11 (23m)
With a fourth day of
qualification action still to go, Hong Kong China, India
and Malaysia are already guaranteed medals in both the men's and
women's Squash events in the Asian Games Team Championships at
the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex in Jakarta,
Defending champions and
top seeds Malaysia can look forward to a rest day in Pool A of
the Women's event after claiming maximum points following a 3/0 win over
Japan, the fourth seeds.
The men's team of
Malaysia also did enough to secure a place in the semi-finals after
beating sixth seeds Qatar in Pool B. But the third seeds dropped
the first match after Nafiizwan Adnan went down in straight games
to the Qatari number one Abdulla Al-Tamimi (pictured below,
right, with Adnan) - the fourth highest-ranked player in the event who
has yet to lose a match in the team event.
It was sweet revenge for
the 23-year-old from Doha who was denied a place in the individual event
semis after losing to Adnan.
Rested after sustaining an
injury in the individual event, world No.12 Saurav Ghosal made a
welcome return for India and led the country's second-seeded
men's team to a 3/0 win over Thailand - and a place in the
favourites to win the men's gold medal for the first time, beat key Pool
A rivals Pakistan, the fourth seeds, 3/0 to ensure their place in
the semis. Individual championship runner-up Max Lee beat
Pakistani Asim Khan (pictured below, left, with Lee) in four
games to put Hong Kong ahead before singles gold medallist Leo Au
clinched the tie win for the top seeds.
Meanwhile Pakistan join
Japan and Republic of Korea as rivals for second place in the
But, despite no chance of
a semi-final berth, hosts Indonesia continued to create waves in
the women's event. The 10th seeds, making their debut in the event,
claimed their second upset after beating seventh seeds Iran 2/1.
It was after team top
string Catur Yuliana won the opening match that the home side's
second string Yeni Siti Rohmah clinched victory (seen celebrating
below) after recovering from 2/1 down to beat Iranian Fereshteh
Eghtedari 11-7, 10-12, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8.
Asian Games images
courtesy of Aulia Dyan
2nd qualifying rounds: Pool A:
 HONG KONG CHINA bt  REPUBLIC OF KOREA 3/0 Max Lee bt Ko Youngjo 11-9, 11-5, 12-14, 11-3 (39m) Yip Tsz Fung bt Seung-Taek Lee 11-6, 11-2, 11-2 (26m) Henry Leung bt Nyeon-Ho Lee 11-9, 11-6, 12-14, 11-8 (48m)
 PAKISTAN bt  PHILIPPINES 3/0 Tayyab Aslam bt Robert Garcia 11-4, 11-3, 14-12 (38m) Israr Ahmed bt David Pelino 11-6, 11-3, 11-6 (25m) Amaad Fareed bt Reymark Begornia 11-9, 11-7, 11-5 (26m)
 JAPAN bt  NEPAL 3/0 Ryunosuke Tsukue bt Amrit Magar 11-0, 11-5, 11-5 (18m) Tomotaka Endo bt Arhant Simha 11-6, 11-3, 11-7 (20m) Ryosei Kobayashi bt Gyanu Chaudhary 11-3, 11-8, 11-4 (20m)
 INDIA bt  QATAR 2/1 Harinder Pal Sandhu lost to Abdulla Al-Tamimi 8-11, 9-11,
8-11 (34m) Ramit Tandon bt Syed Azlan Amjad 11-3, 11-5, 11-3 (21m) Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Abdulrahman Al-Malki 11-9, 11-6, 11-2
 MALAYSIA bt  INDONESIA 3/0 Eain Yow Ng bt Agung Wilant 11-4, 11-3, 11-4 (22m) Ivan Yuen bt Satria Laksana 11-7, 11-7, 11-5 (24m) Mohd Syafiq Kamal bt Hasanudin Andi 11-6, 11-1, 11-5 (24m)
 SINGAPORE bt  THAILAND 3/0 Timothy Leong bt Sun Phat 11-4, 11-6, 11-9 (25m) Benedict Chan bt Natthakit Jivasuwan 11-8, 11-8, 11-8
(29m) Pang Ka Hoe bt Chattaporn Juntanayingyong 11-8, 11-2, 11-1
Women's 2nd qualifying
 MALAYSIA bt  REPUBLIC OF KOREA 3/0 Low Wee Wern bt Yura Choi 11-3, 11-6, 11-5 (20m) Sivasangari Subramaniam bt Hwayeong Eum 11-7, 11-6, 11-4
(17m) Aifa Azman bt Ji-Hyun Lee 11-7, 11-9, 11-6 (22m)
 JAPAN bt  PAKISTAN 3/0 Satomi Watanabe bt Madina Zafar 11-7, 11-7, 11-1 (22m) Misaki Kobayashi bt Faiza Zafar 11-6, 11-5, 11-3 (20m) Risa Sugimoto bt Riffat Khan 11-3, 11-2, 8-11, 11-4 (28m)
 HONG KONG CHINA bt  IRAN 3/0 Annie Au bt Ghazal Sharafpour 11-1, 11-2, 11-5 (16m) Ho Tze-Lok bt Fereshteh Eghtedari 11-4, 11-8, 14-12 (25m) Lee Ka Yi bt Hadis Farzad 6-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-2 (30m)
 INDIA bt  THAILAND 3/0 Joshna Chinappa bt Anantana Prasertratanakul 11-9, 12-10,
11-6 (18m) Sunayna Kuruvilla bt Tuddaw Thamronglarb 11-2, 11-6, 11-2
(16m) Tanvi Khanna bt Pranghatai Phongrattana 11-3, 11-4, 11-2
 INDONESIA bt  CHINA 2/1 Catur Yuliana lost to Li Dongjin 8-11, 9-11, 1-11 (23m) Yeni Siti Rohmah bt Gu Jinyue 11-8, 15-13, 11-7 (32m) Irma Maryani bt Duan Siyu 11-5, 11-7, 12-10 (26m)
 HONG KONG CHINA bt  CHINA 3/0 Annie Au bt Li Dongjin 11-2, 11-7, 12-10 (22m) Joey Chan bt Gu Jinyue 11-6, 11-5, 11-4 (20m) Ho Tze-Lok bt He Xinru 11-4, 11-5, 11-8 (17m)
 INDIA bt  INDONESIA 3/0 Dipika Pallikal Karthik bt Yeni Siti Rohmah 11-5, 11-5,
11-7 (22m) Sunayna Kuruvilla bt Irma Maryani 11-3, 11-9, 11-1 (20m) Tanvi Khanna bt Maudy Wafa Nadiyah 11-1, 11-3, 11-7 (15m)
 IRAN bt  THAILAND 3/0 Ghazal Sharafpour bt Anantana Prasertratanakul 11-6, 11-6,
5-11, 11-8 (25m) Fereshteh Eghtedari bt Pranghatai Phongrattana 11-3, 11-2,
11-4 (16m) Hadis Farzad bt Suvipa Kitvijarn 11-2, 11-5, 11-6 (16m)
took centre stage on the second day of Squash action in the Asian
Games Team Championships with an historic Pool upset over sixth
seeds China in the Women's event at the Gelora Bung Karno
Sports Complex in Jakarta.
10th seeds Indonesia,
without any ranked players in their squad, were making their debut in
the Games. After the home side's number one Catur Yuliana lost to
China's Li Dongjin, her team-mates thrilled the partisan crowd by
taking the next two matches to win Indonesia's first ever tie in the
event - second string Yeni Siti Rohmah beating Gu Jinyue
11-8, 15-13, 11-7 before third string Irma Maryani despatched
Chinese opponent Duan Siyu 11-5, 11-7, 12-10 to clinch victory.
Further action in Pool B
saw the top two teams Hong Kong China and India both
record a pair of wins - third seeds India defeating Thailand and
Indonesia 3/0, and second seeds Hong Kong beating Iran and
China, also 3/0
Hong Kong number one
Annie Au, the left-hander making her third appearance in the team
championships, was in action in both ties - first beating Iran's top
player Ghazal Sharafpour 11-1, 11-2, 11-5, then taking out China
No.1 Li Dongjin 11-2, 11-7, 12-10 (both pictured above).
were also in action today in the men's event. Favourites to win the
title for the first time, Hong Kong beat Republic of Korea 3/0 in
Pool A - second string Yip Tsz Fung clinching victory by beating
Seung-Taek Lee (pictured above, right, with Yip) 11-6, 11-2, 11-2
after top string Max Lee had put the top seeds ahead.
In Pool B, second seeds
India maintained their winning streak in the event - but were taken
the full distance by Qatar, the sixth seeds. Underdogs Qatar went
ahead when world No.28 Abdulla Al-Tamimi beat Harinder Pal
Sandhu in straight games.
But team-mates Ramit
Tandon and Mahesh Mangaonkar restored order for the defending
champions - Tandon beating Syed Azlan Amjad (pictured below,
right, with Tandon) 11-3, 11-5, 11-3 before Mangaonkar made sure of the
2/1 win by overcoming Qatari Abdulrahman Al-Malki 11-9, 11-6,
Asian Games images
courtesy of Aulia Dyan
RESULTS: Asian Games
Squash Team Championships, Jakarta, Indonesia
 HONG KONG CHINA bt  PHILIPPINES 3/0 Max Lee bt Robert Garcia 11-6, 11-5, 5-11, 5-11, 11-3
(45m) Yip Tsz Fung bt David Pelino 11-2, 11-2, 11-2 (16m) Henry Leung bt Reymark Begornia 11-4, 11-4, 11-1 (24m)
 PAKISTAN bt  JAPAN 2/1 Asim Khan lost to Ryunosuke Tsukue 12-14, 7-11, 2-11 (36m) Tayyab Aslam bt Tomotaka Endo 11-6, 11-6, 12-10 (46m) Israr Ahmed bt Ryosei Kobayashi 11-4, 11-3, 11-7 (22m)
 REPUBLIC OF KOREA bt  NEPAL 3/0 Ko Youngjo bt Amrit Magar 11-2, 11-1, 11-4 (16m) Sehyun Lee bt Arhant Simha 11-4, 11-3, 11-4 (19m) Seung-Taek Lee bt Rajendra Shakya 11-0, 11-5, 11-5 (14m)
 HONG KONG CHINA bt  JAPAN 3/0 Leo Au bt Ryunosuke Tsukue 12-10, 5-11, 11-6, 0-11, 11-8
(52m) Yip Tsz Fung bt Tomotaka Endo 11-7, 11-5, 11-5 (28m) Henry Leung bt Ryosei Kobayashi 11-7, 7-11, 11-6, 12-10
 PAKISTAN bt  NEPAL 3/0 Asim Khan bt Amrit Magar 11-2, 11-2, 11-2 (19m) Israr Ahmed bt Arhant Simha 11-5, 11-2, 11-4 (17m) Amaad Fareed bt Gyanu Chaudhary 11-2, 11-4, 11-1 (14m)
 REPUBLIC OF KOREA bt  PHILIPPINES 2/1 Ko Youngjo lost to Robert Garcia 6-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6,
10-12 (58m) Sehyun Lee bt David Pelino 11-8, 11-8, 11-5 (37m) Seung-Taek Lee bt Reymark Begornia 3-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-7
 INDIA bt  INDONESIA 3/0 Harinder Pal Sandhu bt Muhammad Nur Tastaftyan 11-9, 11-6,
11-7 (22m) Ramit Tandon bt Satria Laksana 11-4, 11-2, 11-5 (21m) Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Hasanudin Andi 11-6, 11-2, 11-5 (23m)
 MALAYSIA bt  SINGAPORE 3/0 Eain Yow Ng bt Timothy Leong 11-5, 11-2, 11-2 (21m) Ivan Yuen bt Samuel Kang 12-10, 11-2, 12-10 (38m) Mohd Syafiq Kamal bt Benedict Chan 11-8, 11-7, 11-6 (35m)
 QATAR bt  THAILAND 3/0 Abdulla Al-Tamimi bt Phuwis Poonsiri 11-3, 11-9, 25-23
(34m) Syed Azlan Amjad bt Natthakit Jivasuwan 11-6, 11-2, 11-2
(16m) Abdulrahman Al-Malki bt Chattaporn Juntanayingyong 11-3,
11-4, 11-4 (21m)
 INDIA bt  SINGAPORE 3/0 Harinder Pal Sandhu bt Timothy Leong 11-7, 11-2, 11-7
(19m) Ramit Tandon bt Samuel Kang 11-1, 11-3, 11-6 (28m) Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Pang Ka Hoe 11-3, 11-3, 11-1 (23m)
 MALAYSIA bt  THAILAND 3/0 Eain Yow Ng bt Phuwis Poonsiri 11-2, 11-3, 11-4 (20m) Ivan Yuen bt Natthakit Jivasuwan 11-6, 11-1, 11-1 (22m) Mohd Syafiq Kamal bt Chattaporn Juntanayingyong 11-2,
11-0, 11-4 (18m)
 QATAR bt  INDONESIA 2/1 Abdulla Al-Tamimi bt Agung Wilant 11-3, 11-4, 11-5 (20m) Syed Azlan Amjad bt Muhammad Nur Tastaftyan 11-6, 11-3,
11-8 (20m) Abdulrahman Al-Malki lost to Hasanudin Andi 11-9, 9-11,
5-11, 6-11 (49m)
Women's 1st qualifying
 MALAYSIA bt  PAKISTAN 3/0 Nicol David bt Madina Zafar 11-4, 11-3, 11-6 (18m) Low Wee Wern bt Faiza Zafar 11-3, 11-3, 11-4 (19m) Aifa Azman bt Riffat Khan 11-2, 11-2, 11-9 (18m)
 JAPAN bt  PHILIPPINES 3/0 Satomi Watanabe bt Jemyca Aribado 11-9, 10-12, 11-8, 11-5
(39m) Misaki Kobayashi bt Yvonne Alyssa Dalida 11-9, 11-6, 11-1
(17m) Risa Sugimoto bt Regina Borromeo 11-0, 11-2, 11-2 (18m)
 MALAYSIA bt  PHILIPPINES 3/0 Nicol David bt Jemyca Aribado 13-11, 11-7, 11-2 (23m) Low Wee Wern bt Yvonne Alyssa Dalida 11-3, 11-2, 11-2
(20m) Sivasangari Subramaniam bt Andrea Jemiolo 11-8, 11-2, 11-1
 REPUBLIC OF KOREA bt  PAKISTAN 3/0 Yura Choi bt Madina Zafar 11-9, 11-2, 11-6 (19m) Ahn Eun Tschan bt Faiza Zafar 11-5, 11-5, 11-4 (19m) Ji-Hyun Lee bt Riffat Khan 11-8, 11-6, 11-4 (21m)
 HONG KONG CHINA bt  INDONESIA 3/0 Annie Au bt Catur Yuliana 11-2, 11-4, 11-4 (19m) Ho Tze-Lok bt Yeni Siti Rohmah 11-5, 11-6, 11-4 (18m) Lee Ka Yi bt Irma Maryani 11-7, 11-8, 11-5 (19m)
 INDIA bt  IRAN 3/0 Joshna Chinappa bt Ghazal Sharafpour 11-7, 11-5, 11-6
(18m) Dipika Pallikal Karthik bt Fereshteh Eghtedari 11-2, 11-6,
11-4 (21m) Tanvi Khanna bt Hadis Farzad 12-10, 11-7, 11-2 (23m)
 CHINA bt  THAILAND 3/0 Li Dongjin bt Anantana Prasertratanakul 11-5, 11-9, 11-8
(21m) Gu Jinyue bt Tuddaw Thamronglarb 11-5, 11-1, 11-3 (17m) Duan Siyu bt Pranghatai Phongrattana 11-8, 11-2, 11-2
and Malaysia, defending champions in the men's and women's
events, respectively, both recorded two 3/0 wins in today's first
qualifying rounds of the Squash Asian Games Team Championships at
the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex in the Indonesia capital
Fresh from a record fifth
gold medal in the women's individual event, Nicol David led
favourites Malaysia to decisive victories over Pakistan (both
teams pictured above) and Philippines.
Both ties saw a
successful return to international action after a four-year injury
layoff by Low Wee Wern, the former world No.5 from Penang
(pictured above in action with Pakistan's Faiza Zafar).
India, winners of the
men's team gold medal for the first time in 2014, defeated hosts
Indonesia (both teams pictured below) and Singapore - in both
ties resting team number one Saurav Ghosal, a bronze medallist in
the individual event.
But India are the No.2
seeds - behind favourites Hong Kong China, led by the two men's
individual finalists Leo Au and Max Lee. Both players were
in team action today as the top seeds dismissed Philippines and
Japan (the two teams seen below), both 3/0.
Two further days of
qualifying action will take place before the top two teams in both pools
come together for the semi-final knockout stages.