Squash players go as far as only the semi-finals in Brisbane


  • Squash
  • Sunday, 03 Nov 2019

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s squash challenge at the Queensland Open in Brisbane, Australia, has ended in the semi-finals.

Homester Rex Hendrick, ranked world No. 73, first took out Darren Rahul Pragasam (pic) 11-7,11-5,11-2 in the quarter-finals before showing Ong Sai Hung the door in the semi-finals in the evening with a 7-11,2-11,7-11 win.

Sai Hung defeated Australian Rhys Dowling 11-6,11-3,9-11,11-8 in the quarters but he proved no match for the in-form Hendrick.

Independent player Bryan Lim was also no match for world No. 99 Chi Him Wong of Hong Kong, going down 8-11,3-11,4-11 in the quarters.

In the women’s action, world No. 68 Jessica Turnbull beat Yee Xin Ying 12-10,11-7,11-8 in the last eight.

Ooi Kah Yan, who overcame India’s Sachika Balvani 11-3,11-7,11-4 in the quarters, was not able to get the better of Turnbull in the semis.

She went down 8-11,5-11,12-10,3-11.

RESULTS

(Matches involving Malaysians only)

Quarter-finals

Men: Rex Hendrick (Aus) bt Darren Rahul Pragasam 11-7,11-5,11-2, Ong Sai Hung bt Rhys Dowling (Aus) 11-6,11-3,9-11,11-8; Chi Him Wong (Hkg) bt Bryan Lim 11-8,11-3,11-4.

Women: Ooi Kah Yan bt Sachika Balvani (Ind) 11-3,11-7,11-4; Jessica Turnbull (Aus) bt Yee Xin Ying (Mas) 12-1,11-7,11-8.

Semi-finals

Men: Hendrick (Aus) bt Sai Hung 11-7,11-2,11-7.

Women: Turnbull (Aus) bt Kah Yan 11-8,11-5,10-12,11-3.

(Matches involving Malaysians only)

Quarter-finals

Men: Rex Hendrick (Aus) bt Darren Rahul Pragasam 11-7,11-5,11-2, Ong Sai Hung bt Rhys Dowling (Aus) 11-6,11-3,9-11,11-8; Chi Him Wong (Hkg) bt Bryan Lim 11-8,11-3,11-4.

Women: Ooi Kah Yan bt Sachika Balvani (Ind) 11-3,11-7,11-4; Jessica Turnbull (Aus) bt Yee Xin Ying (Mas) 12-1,11-7,11-8.

Semi-finals

Men: Hendrick (Aus) bt Sai Hung 11-7,11-2,11-7.

Women: Turnbull (Aus) bt Kah Yan 11-8,11-5,10-12,11-3.


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