Kah Yan confident of a good showing in world junior squash c’ships


  • Squash
  • Wednesday, 01 May 2019

In right frame of mind: Ooi Kah Yan (right) retrieving a shot from Satomi Watanabe of Japan in the final of the SRAM PSA 2 event last week.

KUALA LUMPUR: Ooi Kah Yan is on the right track as she prepares for the World Junior Championships in July.

The 18-year-old entered her first Professional Squash Association final at the SRAM PSA 2 event at the National Squash Centre last week but finished runner-up to the top seed Satomi Watanabe of Japan.

“Going into the final was a major breakthrough and serves as a motivation as the world juniors is just around the corner,” said Kah Yan.

“My game and fitness is getting better and I feel that I’m heading in the right direction.

“I have more reason to do well as the event is played at home and I’ll be playing in front of my family.”

The championships will start from July 30-Aug 8 at the National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil.

Kah Yan did well at her last world meet in Chennai, India.

She made her way to the quarter-finals only to lose to Egypt’s Hania El Hammamy.

The Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia (SRAM) director Mejar (Rtd) S. Maniam was pleased with her progress.

“I thought she played really well but she needs to show this at every competition,” said Maniam.

“She sometimes struggles against players who are on par with her. She only lifts her game against better players.”

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