Malaysia finish runner-up to Egypt in girls squash world championship

  • Squash
  • Saturday, 29 Jul 2017

S. Sivasangari (left) in action against Hania El Hammamy of Egypt in the quarter-finals of the World Junior Championships. - pix credit to WSF World Juniors.

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia had to settle for second best again after falling to a 2-0 defeat to Egypt in the final of the World Junior Squash Championships girls' team event.

Second seeds Malaysia, making only their third final appearance at the world juniors, were bidding for a first ever team title.

But seven-time winners Egypt had other ideas as Hania El Hammamy came out firing to beat S. Sivasangari 11-8, 11-8, 6-11, 11-9 in the first tie at Tauranga, New Zealand on Saturday

It was then down to Andrea Lee to salvage Malaysia's hopes against recently crowned individual world junior champion Rowan Reda.

But the 18-year-old got off to a terrible start against Rowan and ultimately paid the price with a 4-11, 4-11, 11-9, 7-11 defeat which handed Egypt their eighth team title.
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