There’s still joy in defeat for Eain Yow

PETALING JAYA: National squash player Ng Eain Yow still wore a smile although his plan to exact revenge against second seed Mohamed ElShorbagy did not materialise in the US Open.

The 23-year-old went down 10-12, 6-11, 11-5, 10-12 to world No. 2 Egyptian in the second round at the Arlen Specter US Squash Centre in Philadelphia yesterday.

The 30-year-old ElShorbagy will face fellow countryman and world No. 19 Youssef Soliman in the third round.

Despite the defeat, the world No. 18 Eain Yow was happy with his performance against ElShorbagy, whom he had lost to in straight sets in the quarter-finals of the Egyptian Open last month.

“There are definitely positives to take from this match. I played much better and was very close to winning, but there were a few errors at the crucial stages,” said Eain Yow.

“I changed the way I played this time and it worked way better.”

With an improved show, he hopes to turn up with a better performance in the Canary Wharf Classic from Nov 14-19 in London.

“I have a few things to improve, especially my techniques.

“I want to take a short break to work on it closely with my coach,” added Eain Yow, who trains under Hadrian Stiff in Bristol.

It was also all over for S. Sivasangari after she was booted out 12-14, 7-11, 4-11 by sixth seed Joelle King of New Zealand in the second round. King faces India’s world No. 12 Joshna Chinappa next.

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