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Malaysia’s Wee Wern goes to New York with one aim – end first-round exits

PETALING JAYA: National squash player Low Wee Wern wants to end her first-round jinx at the prestigious Tournament of Champions at the iconic Grand Central Terminal in New York City on Friday.

Eyeing a New York high: Low Wee Wern will open her Tournament of Champions campaign against Egyptian Mayar Hany.

Yiwen wants to start fresh in Asian junior meet in Thailand

KUALA LUMPUR: After a disappointing end to her final appearance at the British Junior Open, national junior squash player Chan Yiwen is eager to bounce back at the Asian Junior Team Championships.

File photos of under-19 squash player Lai Wen Li and Chan Yiwen (right) in the 2018 CIMB Foundation 13th National Junior Championships at National Squash Centre, Bukit Jalil. - Kamarul Ariffin/The Star

Addeen and Syafiq crash out in semis

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s run in the Hong Kong Challenge Cup came to a disappointing end as seeded players Mohd Syafiq Kamal and Addeen Idrakie crashed out in the men’s individual semi-finals in Kowloon.

Late arrival did not stop Addeen from booking a place in the semi-finals

PETALING JAYA: National squash player Addeen Idrakie powered his way to the men’s individual semi-finals at the Hong Kong Challenge Cup.

Squash darling Sivasangari decides to make US her base

PETALING JAYA: National squash player S. Sivasangari is all set to embark on a new education-cum-playing journey at the prestigious Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, one of the Ivy League schools in the United States.

We’ll never forget Genever – squash players pay tribute to coach

KUALA LUMPUR: Peter Genever (pic) has left a huge impression on many players in the national squash squad as head coach and he will be sorely missed.

Aira hopes to make good at Asian junior meet

SEPANG: British Junior Open (BJO) bridesmaid Aira Azman is ready to step up in her next assignment – the Asian Junior Team Cham­pionships in Pattaya from Jan 16-20.

Second but just as happy: Aira Azman (left) and Hadith Danial Jefri showing off their runners-up medals from the British Junior Open at the KLIA yesterday. — AZHAR MAHFOF / The Star

SRAM seek new head coach after Genever resigns

PETALING JAYA: The Squash Rac­quets Asso­ciation of Mala­ysia (SRAM) are scouting for a new head coach following the resignation of Peter Genever.

Ameeshenraj shows grit to defy odds and win British Junior title

KUALA LUMPUR: No one gave C. Ameeshenraj a ghost of a chance to win the boys’ Under-15 title in the British Junior Open squash championships.

Giant killer: C. Ameeshenraj (right) returning a shot to Dennis Gilevskiy of Ireland in the boys’ Under-15 final of the British Junior Open squash championships in Birmingham on Sunday.

Nickhileswar dedicates title to his mum

KUALA LUMPUR: M. Nickhileswar (pic) is the new shining star for Malaysia in squash.