National junior squash player, S.Sivasangari is leading the country’s charge in the quarterfinals of the 2017 British Junior Open Squash Championship being held in Sheffield, England today (early Thursday in Malaysia).
The Kedah-born, joint 3/4th seeded player in the Girls Under 19 (U-19) defeated teammate Zoe Foo Yuk Han, 11-9; 7-11; 12-10; and 11-2 in the third round match on Tuesday, according to the tournament website, www.britishjunioropen.com.
Andrea Lee who is joint 5/8th seed in the Girls U-19 category also advanced to the last eight after defeating Lucy Turmel of England, 13-11; 11-9; and 11-9.
Top seed in the Girls U-13, Aira Azman also made it to the quarterfinals by dispatching Olivia Beasant of England, 11-1; 11-4; and 11-0, while joint 5/8th seed JKessica Keng edged Olivia’s compatriot, Margot Prow in the Girls U-15 category, winning 11-5; 11-7; and 11-5.
However, three-time British Junior Open champions, Ng Eain Yow who is top seed in the Boys U-19 suffered a shocking 8-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7 and 4-11 defeat to unheralded player, Andrew Douglas of the United States.
Another Malaysian representative, Y Jadish Kumar also lost 7-11, 5-11 and 7-11 to joint 5/8th seed, Torrie Malik of England in the Girls U-15 category.– Bernama