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Low Better Than Peta In Jalan Duta

31 Oct 2007

In today's opening day of action in the NSC No2 Championships at the Jalan Duta National Squash Centre in Kuala Lumpur there were upsets in both the men's PSA Tour 1-star and women's WISPA Tour 10 events in the Malaysian capital.

Local 17-year-old Low Wee Wern claimed the biggest scalp in the women's event - upsetting Australia's second seed Peta Hughes 9-4, 2-9, 10-8, 9-4.

England's No6 seed Suzie Pierrepont also crashed out to an unseeded opponent - beaten 9-2, 9-4, 6-9, 8-10, 9-3 in 50 minutes by Australia's Donna Urquhart.

The local hero in the men's event was Nafzahizam Adnan. The 22-year-old from KL twice came from behind to beat Pakistan's No8 seed Arshad Iqbal Burki 6-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-10 (2-0), 11-8 in 61 minutes.

Hong Kong's Dick Lau also became an unexpected quarter-finalist after upsetting Egypt's third seed Amr Mansi 11-5, 9-11, 1-11, 11-10 (2-0), 11-6.

NSC 1 Star No2 Championship
1st round:
[1] Kashif Shuja (NZL) bt [Q] Kamran Khan (MAS) 11-4, 11-4, 11-3 (22m)
[6] Sherif Kamel (EGY) bt [Q] Aqib Hanif (PAK) 11-4, 6-11, 11-9, 11-10 (4-2) (48m)
Dick Lau (HKG) bt [3] Amr Mansi (EGY) 11-5, 9-11, 1-11, 11-10 (2-0), 11-6 (57m)
[5] Steve Finitsis (AUS) bt [Q] Ahmed Gamal Swaify (EGY) 11-4, 6-11, 11-10 (2-0), 8-11, 11-10 (2-0) (65m)
Nafzahizam Adnan (MAS) bt [8] Arshad Iqbal Burki (PAK) 6-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-10 (2-0), 11-8 (61m)
[4] Ritwik Bhattacharya (IND) bt Kah Wah Cheong (MAS) 11-4, 11-2, 11-2 (12m)
[7] Mike Corren (AUS) bt [Q] Anson Kwong (HKG) 9-11, 11-10 (3-1), 11-6, 11-5 (36m)
[2] Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) bt Ryan Thompson (NAM) 11-6, 6-11, 11-5, 11-8 (39m)

Women's NSC Tour 10 No2 Championship
1st round:
[1] Sharon Wee (MAS) bt [Q] Tan Yan Xin (MAS) 9-2, 9-1, 9-0 (16m)
[5] Delia Arnold (MAS) bt [Q] Maria Toor Pakay (PAK) 10-8, 3-9, 9-7, 6-9, 9-3 (85m)
[4] Elise Ng (HKG) bt Mami Nishio (JPN) 9-5, 9-3, 9-10, 10-8 (59m)
Donna Urquhart (AUS) bt [6] Suzie Pierrepont (ENG) 9-2, 9-4, 6-9, 8-10, 9-3 (50m)
[7] Annie Au (HKG) bt [Q] Pushppa Devi (MAS) 10-8, 9-3, 9-0 (25m)
[3] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt [Q] Josefa Bertilsson (SWE) 9-2, 9-1, 9-4 (15m)
[8] Chinatsu Matsui (JPN) bt Siti Munirah Jusoh (MAS) 9-1, 9-6, 9-4 (33m)
Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt [2] Peta Hughes (AUS) 9-4, 2-9, 10-8, 9-4 (43m)