Chinnapa Claims Penang Title To Deny Local Favourite
Chinnapa Claims Penang Title To
Deny Local Favourite
Joshna Chinnapa claims the
IJM Land Penang Open after defeating top seed Siti Munirah Jusoh
to deny Malaysian hopes of a home title win.
The top two seeds battled it out at the Nicol David International Squash
Centre, having both dropped just one game en route the final.
Chinnapa gained a walkover in her first round tie after Pakistani qualifier
Zahab Khan withdrew injured. The Indian later battled from a game down
against No.6 seed Karman Siu to face another Hong Kong international in
No.3 seed Carmen Lee.
Jusoh made short work of her first round clash against compatriot Teh Min Jie,
before facing a second fellow-Malaysian Rachel Arnold whom she also
dispatched in three games. Tong Tsz-Wing proved a tougher challenge in
the semi-finals, and the top seed needed an hour to defeat the Hong Kong
It was the Indian who kept up her dominant form in the final however, winning a
narrow first game. Jusoh's resilience wained as the match progressed, and the
gap in the score was more pronounced in the second game. Unable to match the
pace, the Malaysian succumbed to defeat claiming just one point from the third
game, allowing Chinnapa to claim her seventh WSA World Tour title.