Thursday, May 23, 2013

Nicol Only Malaysian Still In The Running In British Open Squash

KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 (Bernama) -- World No. 1 Datuk Nicol David is the only Malaysian player still in the running in the 2013 British Open squash championship being held at Pontefract in West Yorkshire, England.

Three other Malaysians, Delia Arnold, Low Wee Wern and Ong Beng Hee, were shown the exit on Tuesday.

Nicol advanced into the second round after defeating a qualifier, Joshna Chinappa of India, in straight sets 11-4, 11-5 and 11-4 in just 30 minutes.

Delia lost to World No. 3 Raneem El Weleily of Egypt in a four-set match after making her way through to the main draw past two qualifying rounds.

She started off strongly by winning the first set 11-8 but lost the other three sets 7-11, 3-11 and 4-11 in a match that lasted 39 minutes.

Low and Ong were shown the exit in the men's category.


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