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Cheng Yao Huang Records Historic Win In Malaysia

5 Apr 2007

Cheng Yao Huang became the first player from Chinese Taipei to record a victory on the PSA Tour when he upset sixth seed Roger Ngan in today's first round of the NSC Satellite No1 at the NSC Squash Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The 21-year-old qualifier, ranked 334 in the world, defeated his experienced Hong Kong opponent 11-10 (5-3), 11-7, 11-8 in 44 minutes. Cheng Yao Huang's opponent in the quarter-finals will also be a qualifier - Egypt's Wael Farag, who fought back from 2/1 down to beat Malaysia's No4 seed Shahril Shahidan 11-9, 9-11, 10-11 (2-4), 11-3, 11-6 in 53 minutes.

There was local delight in the women's event when Malaysian qualifier Raja Nurul Sarah, in her maiden appearance in a WISPA World Tour event, upset Ayten Kececi, the No7 seed from Turkey, 9-6, 9-1, 9-0 to earn a surprise last eight berth. Sarah's opponent will be third seed Annie Au, the Asian Junior Champion from Hong Kong, who despatched Malaysia's Nessrine Ariffin 9-2, 9-4, 9-4.

Men's 1st round:
[1] Wai Hang Wong (HKG) bt Marcus Yuen (MAS) 11-5, 11-5, 3-1 ret. (18m)
[5] Nafzahizam Adnan (MAS) bt [Q] Ivan Yuen (MAS) 11-5, 11-6, 8-11, 11-9 (50m)
[Q] Wael Farag (EGY) bt [4] Shahril Shahidan (MAS) 11-9, 9-11, 10-11 (2-4), 11-3, 11-6 (53m)
[Q] Cheng Yao Huang (TPE) bt [6] Roger Ngan (HKG) 11-10 (5-3), 11-7, 11-8 (44m)
[8] Karim AGA Samy (EGY) bt Colin Ramasra (TRI) 11-9, 11-8, 11-5 (24m)
[3] Dick Lau (HKG) bt [Q] Mithran Selvaratnam (MAS) 11-3, 11-2, 11-3 (25m)
Elvinn Keo (MAS) bt [7] Yuta Fukui (JPN) 8-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-10 (2-0) (35m)
[2] Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) bt Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS) 11-9, 5-11, 10-11 (4-6), 11-10 (2-0), 11-8 (105m)

Women's 1st round:
[1] Delia Arnold (MAS) bt Rachael Goh (MAS) 9-2, 9-5, 9-0 (22m)
[8] Josefa Bertilsson (SWE) bt Choy Slew Fong (MAS) 7-9, 9-7, 9-7, 9-4 (43m)
[4] Joey Chan (HKG) bt Wee Nee Low (MAS) 9-6, 9-6, 6-9, 5-9, 9-2 (47m)
[6] Wee Wern Low (MAS) bt [Q] Fatin Balqis (MAS) 9-4, 9-6, 9-5 (28m)
[Q] Raja Nurul Sarah (MAS) bt [7] Ayten Kececi (TUR) 9-6, 9-1, 9-0 (20m)
[3] Annie Au (HKG) bt Nessrine Ariffin (MAS) 9-2, 9-4, 9-4 (26m)
[5] Shin Nga Leung (HKG) bt Zulhijjah Binti Azan (MAS) 9-0, 9-4, 6-9, 2-9, 9-7 (55m)
[2] Lim Yoke Wah (MAS) bt Tan Yan Xin (MAS) 9-2, 9-6, 9-0 (22m)