Asian Individuals : Chan and Ng take the titles

Asian Indivdual Champs 2023 : FINALS

[5/8] Chan Sin Yuk (Hkg) 3-2 [5/8] Sivasangari Subramaniam (Mas) 11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 3-11, 11-1 (40m)

[1] Eain Yow Ng (Mas) 3-0 Velavan Senthilkumar (Ind)   11-4, 11-5, 11-6 (31m)

Ng and Chan are Asian Champions

Top men’s seed Eain You Ng ended the run of unseeded Indian Velavan Senthilkumar in straight games to become 2023 Asian Individual Champion at Hong Kong Squash Centre.

Earlier, in a battle between 5/8 seeds, Hong Kong’s Chan Sin Yuk had beaten Malaysia’s Sivasangari Subramaniam in a five games thriller to capture the women’s title.

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Asian Indivdual Champs 2023 : SEMI-FINALS

Men :
[1] Eain Yow Ng (Mas) 3-0 [3/4] Henry Leung (Hkg)  11-5, 11-8, 12-10 (42m)
Velavan Senthilkumar (Ind ) 3-1 [3/4] Ivan Yuen (Mas)  11-4, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7 (44m)

Women : 
[5/8] Sivasangari Subramaniam (Mas) 3-0 [1] Satomi Watanabe (Jpn)  11-9, 14-12, 11-8 (36m)
[5/8] Chan Sin Yuk (Hkg) 3-1 [2] Ho Tze-Lok (Hkg)  7-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-7 (29m)

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Day of upsets at HS Squash Centre

Seeds were scattered on  semi-finals day in Hong Kong as both women’s top seeds were beaten. Malaysia’s Sivasangari Subramaniam continued her comeback wity an impressive three-nil win over top seed Satomi Watanabe, and she’ll meet 5/8 seed Sin Chan Yuk for the title after she prevailed over fellow HK second seed Tomato Ho.

In the men’s event top seed Eain Yow Ng ended hopes of a home title as he dispatched Henty Leung while unseeded Indian Velavan Senthilkumar claimed another scalp as he beat 3/4 seed Ivan Yuen.

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Day THREE : Down to the semis

Big upset in the men’s quarters as unseeded Indian Velkanan Senthilkumar takes out second seeded home hope Alex Lau in straight games. He’ll meet Malaysia’s 3/4 seed Ivan Yuen for a place in the final while top seed Eain Yow Ng is through to a semi-final against Hong Kong’s Henry Leung.

Both 3/4 seeds were beaten in the women’s draw, with Sivasangari Subramaniam upsetting compatriot Aifa Azman to set up a match against top seed Satomi Watanabe, while Chan Sin Yuk ousted Rachel Arnold to set up an all-HK semi with Tomato Ho.

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Day TWO : Favourites through to the quarters

Day Two at Hong Kong Squash Centre saw the quarter-finalists decided, with the top seeds all safely through.

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Day ONE : Seeds safely through to last sixteens

The five-day “22nd Asian Squash Individual Championships 2023” kicked off at the Hong Kong Squash Centre today, with both Men’s and Women’s first two rounds completed – all Men’s and Women’s top 8 seeded players received byes in the first round.

The three home players, including 2nd seed Alex Lau, 3/4 seed Leung Chi Hin Henry, 5/8 seed Tang Ming Hong, and four Malaysian players, top seed Ng Eain Yow, 3/4 seed Ivan Yuen, 5/8 seed Addeen Idrakie and Syafiq Kamal and all made their way to the third round in straight wins, while 5/8 seed, Wong Chi Him also advanced.

For the Women’s event, the Hong Kong players, 2nd seed Ho Tze Lok, 5/8 seed Chan Sin Yuk and Tong Tsz Wing, and Malaysian players 3/4s seed Rachel Arnold and Aifa Azman, and 5/8 seed Sivasangari Subramaniam beat their opponents by 3-0. Also, 5/8 seed home player Lee Ka Yi entered the next round due to a walkover.