Sivasangari goes down fighting to Nouran in Cairo


S. Sivasangari in action against Low Wee Wern during the Ohana 36th National Squah championship At Bukit Jalil yesterday. Low We Wern won 3-11,11-7,11-6,3-11,11-9 (October 11,2020).— S.S.KANESAN/The Star

PETALING JAYA: National No. 2 S. Sivasangari's challenge has ended in the El Gouna Squash International in Cairo.

The 22-year-old United States-based, who trains under two-time world champion David Palmer of Australia went down fighting 9-11, 10-12, 7-11 to second seed and world No. 2 Nouran Gohar of Egypt in the third round on Sunday night.

It was Sivasangari's second defeat to the top Egyptian but this time, she showed better quality in her game.

On Friday, the Malaysian did well to beat world No. 10 Tesni Evans of Wales in the second round.

Nouran takes on compatriot Rowan Elaraby in the quarter-finals. Rowan upset seventh seed Joelle King of New Zealand with a 11-6, 12-10, 10-8 in another last 16 match.

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