Home > Sport
Sunday April 6, 2014 MYT 6:01:00 PM
Sunday April 6, 2014 MYT 6:09:57 PM
by kng zheng guan
S. Sivasangari (right) won the Under-19 title in the first leg of the CIMB National Junior Squash Circuit in Ipoh on Sunday. - Filepic
PETALING JAYA: S. Sivasangari continued her fine progress by claiming the Under-19 title in the first leg of the CIMB National Junior Squash Circuit in Ipoh.
The 15-year-old Kedahan, who is ranked a career-high No. 147 in the world, mounted a strong comeback to stun top seed and world No. 122 Celine Yeap of Penang 11-13, 11-7, 11-13, 13-11, 11-4 in the final on Sunday.
Second seed Sivasangari, the British Junior Under-15 champion, had overcome Kuala Lumpur’s Andrea Lee in the quarter-finals and Aika Azman of the Bukit Jalil Sports School in the semi-finals.
In the boys’ Under-19 category, Pahang’s Al Nikc Ally, seeded joint third-fourth, played a superb match to beat Andrea’s brother – Andrew – 12-10, 8-11, 11-3, 11-6 for the title.
It was a worthy win for the lanky Nikc who had earlier toppled second seed Mohd Farez Izwan in the semi-finals.
There was more good news for both Pahang and Kedah as they bagged the boys’ Under-15 and girls’ Under-15 titles respectively through Sudesh Kannah and British Junior Under-13 champion Aifa Azman respectively.
Sudesh overcame Negri Sembilan’s Darren Rahul Pragasam 9-11, 11-9, 14-12, 6-11, 12-10 while Aifa defeated Selangor’s Michelle Preeti Stanley 11-5, 11-6, 11-4.
The boys’ Under-17 title went to Sarawak’s Ma Teck Leck while Sabah’s Natasha Chin bagged the girls’ Under-17 crown.
Tags / Keywords:
Sivasangari, squash, CIMB, Aifa, Azman, British
Syafiq to lead challenge at Malaysian Junior Open
Squash: Joy for Sivasangari in National Junior Circuit
Sivasangari bent on winning her first British Juniors title
Sivasangari makes solid start in World Juniors
Future of Malaysian squash rosy with good showing at British Juniors
EXCLUSIVE: SRAM may lose junior coach Cross
Nicol and Wee Wern in top half of world meet main draw
Wee Wern pulls through in first round of world meet
Nicol can achieve 3-in-1 quest at world champs
Ladies, time to stand up and fight for your man
Looking out for your ears
Noodles cooked 'dai chou' style
Spa Village Pangkor Laut wins “Men’s Spa of the Year”
GE to launch breakdancing documentary for streaming devices
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)