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17/04/2016
Malaysia Tour No.2 2016

REPORTS

 

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DRAW

Malaysian Tour No.2 2016
Women's Draw
13-16 Apr
Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia, $5k
Round One
13 Apr 
Quarters
14 Apr 
Semis
15 Apr 
Final
16 Apr 
[1] Vanessa Raj (MAS)
11/6, 11/5, 5/11, 3/11, 11/9 (37m)
Nazihah Hanis (MAS)
Nazihah Hanis
11-2, 11-8, 11-8
Satomi Watanabe
Satomi Watanabe
11-8, 7-11, 11-5, 11-7 (45m)
Sivasangari Subramaniam
Sivasangari Subramaniam
9-11, 11-4, 11-7, 5-11, 11-1
Lisa Camilleri
[8] Sammer Anjum (PAK)
11/2, 12/10, 11/2, 11/6 (40m)
[Q] Satomi Watanabe (JPN)
Noor Shadira (MAS)
11/7, 11/6, 11/8 (22m)
[6] Aika Azman (MAS)
Aika Azman
11-6, 11-7, 11-6
Sivasangari Subramaniam
[3] Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS)
11/4, 11/4, 11/6 (30m)
Chan Yiwen (MAS)
[Q] Andrea Lee (MAS)
6/11, 11/7, 10/12, 11/5, 11/6 (50m)
[4] Lakeesha Rarere (AUS)
Andrea Lee
11-4, 11-4, 13-11
Lisa Camilleri
Lisa Camilleri
4-11, 11-7, 11-7 (45m)
Aifa Azman
[7] Lisa Camilleri (AUS)
11/5, 11/9, 11/7 (30m)
Zoe Foo Yuk Han (MAS)
[Q] Aifa Azman (MAS)
11/5, 13/11, 11/7 (30m)
[5] Sadia Gul (PAK)
Aifa Azman
11-9, 2-11, 11-4, 12-10
 Lotte Eriksen
[Q] Nur Aliah Izzati (MAS)
11/5, 13/11, 11/7 (30m)
[2] Lotte Eriksen (NOR)

Qualifying


Results Ė Final Qualifying Round: Womenís Malaysian Squash Tour II

[1] Andrea Lee (MAS) bt [6] Min Ju Park (KOR) 3-0: 12-10, 11-6, 11-9
[L] Nur Aliah Izzati (MAS) bt [L] Lai Wen Li (MAS) 3-0: 11-7, 11-4, 11-7
[L] Aifa Azman (MAS) bt [4] Catur Yuliana (INA) 3-0: 11-9, 11-6, 11-2
[2] Satomi Watanabe (JPN) bt [7] Ooi Kah Yan (MAS) 3-0: 11-5, 11-7, 11-5

 

Malaysian Tour No.2 2016
Men's Draw
13-16 Apr
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, $5k
Round One
13 Apr 
Quarters
14 Apr 
Semis
15 Apr 
Final
16Apr 
[1] Carlos Cornes Ribadas (ESP)
9/11, 12/10, 113, 11/1 (40m)
Eain Yow Ng (MAS)
Eain Yow Ng
11-5, 18-16, 11-7
Valentino Bong
Eain Yow Ng
9-11, 11-7, 11-2, 11-6
Addeen Idrakie
Eain Yow Ng
6-11, 11-2, 11-7, 4-11, 11-7
Elvinn Keo
[Q] Tsun Hei Yuen (HKG)
2/11, 11/8, 11/13, 11/7, 11/4 (43m)
[5] Valentino Bong (MAS)
[8] Muhammad Hannan (MAS)
11/6, 12/10, 11/1 (31m)
Bernat Jaume (ESP)
Bernat Jaume
9-11, 8-11, 3-11
Addeen Idrakie
[Q] Tsz Kwan Lau (HKG)
11/9, 7/11, 6/11, 11/8, 11/4 (63m)
[3] Addeen Idrakie (MAS)
[4] Elvinn Keo (MAS)
11/5, 14/12, 11/7 (24m)
[Q] Andrew Lee (MAS)
Elvinn Keo
11-7, 11-8, 9-11, 10-12, 11-8
Mohd Syafiq Kamal
Elvinn Keo
11-9, 9-11, 11-3, 11-7
Ahmad Al-Saraj
Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS)
7/11, 9/11, 11/4, 11/7, 12/10 (76m)
[7] Mohd Syafiq Kamal (MAS)
[6] Ahmad Al-Saraj (JOR)
11/8, 11/9, 1/6 (25m)
[Q] Ryan Pasqual (MAS)
Ahmad Al-Saraj
11-5, 11-9, 7-11, 11-2
Sanjay Singh Chal
[WC] Darren Rahul Pragasam (MAS)
11/3, 11/9, 11/3 (17m)
[2] Sanjay Singh Chal (MAS)

Qualifying


Results Ė Final Qualifying Round: Malaysian Squash Tour II

Andrew Lee (MAS) bt Marcus Sim Wei Jie (MAS) 3-0: 12-10, 11-6, 15-13
[4] Tsz Kwan Lau (HKG) bt [8] Chris Lo (HKG) 7-11, 9-11, 1-7 ret.
[3] Tsun Hei Yuen (HKG) bt [5] Ong Sai Hung (MAS) 11-2, 11-1, 11-5
Ryan Pasqual (MAS) bt [7] Mohammad Jafari (IRI) 3-0: 11-7, 12-10, 15-13

 

 

REPORTS

Eain Yow and Subramaniam Claim Titles

Unseeded 18-year-old Eain Yow Ng battled through a tense five-game final against compatriot Elvinn Keo in the Malaysian Squash Tour II, PSA M5 tournament to lift his first ever PSA World Tour title - while fellow Malaysian Sivasangari Subramaniam took the Womenís crown.

World No.170 Eain Yow swept past a trio of seeds en route to the final with pre-tournament favourite Carlos Cornes Ribadas, fifth seed Valentino Bong and number three seed Addeen Idrakie all being put to the sword in a series of dominant displays from the teenager. Keo, meanwhile, had already participated in a five-game thriller against Mohd Syafiq Kamal in the last eight, before dispatching Ahmad Al-Saraj to ensure an all-Malaysian final.

Keo took the opening game in a quick-fire start from the 27-year-old before Eain Yow, showing a maturity that belied his youth, fought back to ensure parity in the second and he followed that up by going ahead in the third to open up a one-game lead.

Eain Yow had lost out in the final of the previous instalment of the Malaysian Tour and looked be heading for redemption until a strong response from Keo in the fourth brought the match back to all square to set up a deciding fifth game.

However, the momentum soon shifted back in Eain Yowís favour and he pulled away to close out a 6-11, 11-2, 11-7, 4-11, 11-7 victory to secure his maiden PSA World Tour title.

"Iím so, so happy to win my first PSA title after reaching three finals and losing them all," said Eain Yow.

"I want to thank my sponsors, Salming, and my coach Andrew Cross for helping me to improve my game. I hope I can continue with this form in the next Malaysian Tour, next week in Bukit Jalil."

Meanwhile, the Womenís event saw Subramaniam make it a Malaysian double after defeating experienced Australian Lisa Camilleri in five.

Camilleri went a game ahead early on before Subramaniam surged back to take a 2-1 lead, which Camilleri soon obliterated to level proceedings.

There was to be no stopping Subramaniam though, as the 17-year-old powered to victory in game five for the loss of just a solitary point to lift her second successive PSA World Tour title after triumphing in the first edition of the 2016 Malaysian Tour last month.

"I donít know how to describe the feelings I have after winning two straight PSA titles in a month," Subramaniam said.

"Iím really, really happy with my performance and hope to win my third title next week."
 
Subramaniam And Camilleri To Meet In Womenís Final

#PSAWorldTour

Home hero Sivasangari Subramaniam and Australiaís Lisa Camilleri will line up against each other in the final of the Malaysian Squash Tour II, PSA W5 final after they rose to victories over Japanís Satomi Watanabe and Malaysian qualifier Aifa Azman, respectively.

Subramaniam is set to appear in her second successive PSA World Tour final as she bids to win back to back titles for the first time in her career after triumphing on the first edition of the 2016 Malaysian Tour with victory over Ho Tze-Lok in the showpiece finale.

The 17-year-old World No.73 has maintained her strong performances into this tournament in Kuala Lumpur and, with her fixture against Watanabe delicately poised at a game apiece, eventually seized the initiative mid-way through to record an 11-8, 7-11, 11-5, 11-7 victory to move through to the final.

Camilleri, meanwhile, needed all of her experience to overcome 14-year-old surprise package Aifa Azman in a dramatic five-game affair. The 33-year-old went 2-1 down and seemed to destined to exit the competition, only to battle back and force through the win that sees her too advance to a second consecutive PSA World Tour final after she reached the same stage in Novemberís Queensland Open.
 
Azman Arrows Into Womenís Malaysian Tour Semis

#PSAWorldTour

Home qualifier Aifa Azman continued her stunning progress in the quarter-final of the Womenís Malaysian Squash Tour II, PSA W5 tournament with a sensational 3-1 win against second seed Lotte Eriksen.

The prodigious 14-year-old had already beaten fifth seed Sadia Gul in the previous round and added Eriksen to her list of triumphs after a virtuoso display that saw the teenager take it 11-9, 2-11, 11-4, 12-10 to reach the semi-final.

Up next for Azman is a meeting with experienced Australian Lisa Camilleri, who maintained her winning start to her first PSA World Tour event of 2016 as she saw off Andrea Lee in comfortable fashion.

Satomi Watanabe is the only other qualifier still in with a chance of lifting silverware after the 17-year-old from Japan dispatched Nazihah Hanis just one day after Hanis had stunned pre-tournament favourite Vanessa Raj in the opening round.

Sivasangari Subramaniam, who is now the highest seeded player left in the tournament, will go head-to-head with Watanabe for a place in her second successive PSA World Tour final after she rose to a routine win over Azmanís sister, Aika.
 
Big Shock In Womenís Malaysian Tour As Hanis Takes Out Raj

#PSAWorldTour

Number one seed and pre-tournament favourite Vanessa Raj suffered a shock defeat to World No.130 Nazihah Hanis in round one of the Womenís Malaysian Squash Tour II, PSA W5 event Ė just two days after Hanisís 19th birthday.

Hanis shot out of the traps and built up a seemingly unassailable 2-0 lead, catching her opponent cold with some sumptuous drop shots and attacking with vigour. Raj recovered though to wipe our Hanisís lead and seemed destined to complete the comeback before a resilient Hanis rediscovered her rhythm in a dramatic fifth game to secure the win courtesy of an 11-6, 11-5, 5-11, 3-11, 11-9 scoreline which has seen her reach the quarter-final of a PSA World Tour event for the first time since May 2015.

Japanese qualifier Satomi Watanabe awaits Hanis in the next round after she upset eighth seed Sammer Anjum with a strong 3-1 triumph.

Norwegian number two seed Lotte Eriksen had better luck in her first round fixture with Nur Aliah Izzati, seeing off the local player in three to ensure a winning comeback from a hiatus that has lasted for longer than a year. She will look to continue her strong start to the tournament against home qualifier Aifa Azman, who moved past Sadia Gul, in the last eight.

Andrea Lee is the other qualifier to advance to the quarter-final after an exciting five-game thriller against number four seed Lakeesha Rarere. Lee fell behind twice before finally managing to shift the momentum in her favour in the fifth to close out the win and set up a meeting with experienced Australian Lisa Camilleri after the 33-year-old defeated Zoe Foo Yuk Han.

Sivasangari Subramaniam and Aika Azman complete the quarter-final draw after respective straight games triumphs over Chan Yiwen and Noor Shadira.
 
Malaysian Trio Progress To Main Draw In Kuala Lumpur

#PSAWorldTour

All but one of the qualifying spots in the main draw of the Womenís Malaysian Squash Tour II, PSA W5 tournament have been taken up by home players after Andrea Lee, Aifa Azman and Nur Aliah Izzati all won in the final qualifying round.

Lee came up against South Koreaís Min Ju Park in her match and came through a tightly-contested opening game courtesy of a tie-break victory to go ahead. Lee further exerted her dominance in the second and carried her momentum into the third game to close out a 12-10, 11-6, 11-9 victory Ė securing a place in her first PSA World Tour main draw of 2016.

There, she will face Australian number four seed Lakeesha Rarere as her quest to claim a quarter-final berth for the first time in 18 months continues.

Azman sealed her main draw participation thanks to a routine 3-0 win against Catur Yuliana. Game one, which Azman edged, was the closest of the lot but the Malaysian soon went up a gear to take the result in straight games. She will go head-to-head with Pakistanís Sadia Gul in round one of the main draw.

Elsewhere, Izzati followed in her compatriots leads by storming to victory over fellow Malaysian Lai Wen Li. A dominant display from Izzati was enough to give her the win in three and set up a main draw meeting with Norwegian second seed Lotte Eriksen.

Japanís Satomi Watanabe prevented Ooi Kah Yan from making it a Malaysian quartet after dispatching her in a comfortable win and she will meet Sammer Anjum as she looks to continue her progress so far.
 
Ng Storms Past Top Seed Ribadas In Malaysian Tour

#PSAWorldTour

Unseeded 18-year-old Eain Yow Ng caused a huge upset in the opening round of the Malaysian Squash Tour II, PSA M5 tournament with stunning 3-1 triumph over top seeded Spaniard Carlos Cornes Ribadas in Kuala Lumpur.

Ng, who made it to the final of the previous instalment of the Malaysian Tour, went a game down after a narrow defeat but battled his way back into the match to level things up in a tense second game tie-break. From there, the World No.170 had complete control of the match and dropped just four more points throughout the final two games as he surged to a 9-11, 12-10, 11-3, 11-1 victory.

His reward is a quarter-final clash with fellow Malaysian Valentino Bong, who recovered from 2-1 down to dispatch Hong Kong qualifier Tsun Hei Yuen.

Muhammad Hannan was the only other seeded player to miss out on a last eight berth after a 3-0 defeat to Spainís Bernat Jaume saw him bow out of the competition. Jaume will come up against third seed Addeen Idrakie in the next round.

Elsewhere, second seed Sanjay Singh Chal cantered through his first round tie with wildcard Darren Rahul Pragasam to set up a quarter-final clash with Jordanís Ahmad Al-Saraj who, along with Jaume, is one of just two non-Malaysianís left in the tournament after he beat Ryan Pasqual.

Number four seed Elvinn Keo and Mohd Syafiq Kamal will engage in an all-Malaysian quarter-final face off thanks to victories over Andrew Lee and Muhd Asyraf Azan, respectively, with Kamal staging a magnificent comeback from a two-game deficit.
 
Pasqual And Lee Advance Through Malaysian Tour Qualifying

#PSAWorldTour

Malaysian duo Ryan Pasqual and Andrew Lee secured their places in the main draw of the Malaysian Squash Tour II, PSA M5 tournament after claiming respective wins over Mohammad Jafari and Marcus Sim Wei Jie in the final round of qualifying.

Pasqual started strongly in his fixture with Jafari and surged to a comfortable one-game advantage. Jafari responded though and began to increase the pressure on Pasqual, who had to work extremely hard, but he took games two and three on the tie-break to seal an 11-7, 12-10, 15-13 victory.

Jordanís Ahmad Al-Saraj awaits Pasqual in the first round of the main draw where a win could see the latter through to an all-Malaysian quarter-final clash against either second seed Sanjay Singh Chal or wildcard Darren Rahul Pragasam.

Lee, meanwhile, also managed a straight games triumph over Jie and will play Elvinn Keo for a place in the last eight.

Hong Kongís Tsz Kwan Lau joins Pasqual and Lee in the main draw after an injury to compatriot Chris Lo saw him advance. Lau fell two games behind and looked destined to be heading to an early exit after going 7-1 down in the third. However, Lo suffered an injury that meant he was unable to continue, therefore sending Lau through to the main draw action where he will line up against Addeen Idrakie.

Tsun Hei Yuen prevailed in the other final qualifying round fixture against Ong Sai Hung and is rewarded with a main draw matchup against Valentino Bong.
 

 

 

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