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Winning start for Ivan Yuen at National Championships

Last update: 18/07/2019
KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 (Bernama) -- Reigning champion, Ivan Yuen kicked off his title defence in style by cruising into the quarter-finals of the 2019 National Squash Championships at the National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil here, today.

The second seed who received a bye in the opening round made a short work of Muhammad Hafiz Zhafri Abd Harif with a resounding 11-3, 11-3 and 11-4 win in the second round.

Top seed Ng Eain Yow also advanced into the last eight after edging Muhammad Aqif Ampandi, 11-4, 11-5 and 11-5 in another second-round tie.

Meanwhile, Malaysia-born Sanjay Jeeva, who is currently pursuing his further studies in the United States, pulled off a surprise 11-7, 4-11, 11-7, 6-11 and 12-10 victory over national player Muhammad Syafiq Kamal.

In the women's premier division, reigning national champion, S. Sivasangari advanced straight into quarter-finals by defeating Teoh Liyen,11-6, 11-2 and 11-5 in the opening round match.

Based on the tournament’s format, the winner in the women's premier division opener advances straight into the quarter-finals.

Second-round results:

Premier Division: Men:

Ivan Yuen bt Muhammad Hafiz Zhafri Abd Harif 11-3 11-3 11-4

Ryan Pasqual bt Duncan Lee Yung Yii 11-8,11-1, 8-11, 11-7

Darren Rahul Pragasm bt Danial Nurhaqiem 11-2, 11-6, 11-9

Sanjay Jeeva bt Muhammad Syafiq Kamal 11-7, 4-11, 11-7, 6-11, 12-10

Addeen Idrakie bt Muhammad Amir Amirul Azhar 9-11, 11-6, 11-3, 11-6

Ong Sai Hung bt Ishant Shah 11-3, 11-4, 11-7

Siow Yee Xian bt Muhd Farez Izwan Mohd Mukhtar 7-11, 17-15, 11-7 11-5

Ng Eain Yow bt Muhammad Aqif Ampandi 11-4, 11-5, 11-5


First-round results: Women' premier division:

Lai Wen Li bt Aira Azman 11-8, 10-12, 11-6, 14-12

Ooi Kah Yan bt Nazihah Hanis Abd Razak 11-4, 11-3, 11-6

Chan Yiwen bt Amirah Rusydina Rosli 11-3, 11-8, 11-2

Rachel Mae Arnold bt Angie Ooi Zhi Ling 11-0, 11-2, 11-2
Aifa Azman bt Aika Azman 11-5, 11-6, 11-6

Noor Ainaa Amani Ampandi bt Jessica Keng Jia Hui (Noor Ainaa won the match after Keng conceded a walkover)

S. Sivasangari bt Teoh Liyen 11-6,11-2, 11-5

Low Wee Wern bt Yee Xin Ying 11-7, 11-8, 10-12, 11-6

-- BERNAMA



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