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Published: Wednesday December 11, 2013 MYT 7:51:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday December 11, 2013 MYT 7:53:09 PM

Hanis cruises into third round of squash junior open

Nazihah Hanis Razak beat S. Mhaithelly 11-3, 11-6, 11-8 in the second round of the REDtone 7th KL International Junior Open squash championships on Dec 11, 2013.

Nazihah Hanis Razak beat S. Mhaithelly 11-3, 11-6, 11-8 in the second round of the REDtone 7th KL International Junior Open squash championships on Dec 11, 2013.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Nazihah Hanis Razak breezed into the third round of the girls’ Under-17 event in the REDtone 7th KL International Junior Open squash championships at the National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil.

The tournament, which also features Under-9, Under-11, Under-13, Under-15 and Under-19 age groups, has attracted 557 players from 10 countries and is also held at the Jalan Duta Squash Centre.

Top seed Hanis downed compatriot S. Mhaithelly 11-3, 11-6, 11-8 in the second round on Wednesday.

“It was a very good game as I did not feel any pressure. I managed to finish off the match with ease. Mhaithelly was very good in attack and produced some difficult shots ... so, I had to keep myself alert. However, her defending was poor and I took advantage of that,” said the 16-year-old Hanis, who will face Teh Min En in the third round.

“Min En will come out fighting as she has nothing to lose and I will have to be on my toes.”

Malaysia’s third seed Sara Chew also progressed to the third round after beating compatriot Amber Yew Xin Tung 11-4, 11-4, 11-2. She will face Amelinda Aran Aziz in Thursday’s quarter-finals.

Elsewhere in the boys’ Under-17 category, joint third seeds Ryan Pasqual and S. Puvendren of Malaysia won in their respective matches to move into the third round.

In the boys’ Under-19 category, third seed Shyan Kwan of Malaysia will take on compatriot and ninth seed Farez Izwan in the quarter-finals.

Tags / Keywords: squash, KL International Junior Open, Nazihah Hanis Razak, Mhaithelly, Sara Chew

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