DOHA: Malaysian number one Nicol David defeated Tegwen Malik of Wales 4-9, 9-2, 9-7, 9-1 to qualify for the second round of the Qatar Women's Squash Challenge here on Tuesday.
However, the second ranked Malaysian, Sharon Wee, crashed out in the first round to 13th seed Isabelle Stoehr of France 9-7, 3-9, 9-3, 3-9, 4-9.
Nicol, who is seeded ninth in the competition, faces sixth seed Linda Charman of England in the second round.
The tournament is the second for Nicol this year. In the Kuala Lumpur Open earlier this month, Nicol was beaten by Holland's Vanessa Atkinson in the final.