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Adnan Strikes Out Top Seed Wong In KL Satellite

6 Apr 2007

Two Malaysian brothers are on course to meet in the final of the NSC Satellite No1 squash event after Nafzahizam Adnan scored a notable upset over Hong Kong's top seed Wai Hang Wong in the quarter-finals of the PSA Tour event at the NSC Squash Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Fifth seed Adnan, 22, took 53 minutes to record his shock 11-8, 11-0, 11-10 (7-5) victory to earn a place in the semi-finals.

In the other half of the draw, younger brother Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan defeated fellow countryman Elvinn Keo 10-11 (0-2), 11-9, 7-11, 11-6, 11-8. Seeded two, 20-year-old Nafiizwan will now meet Hong Kong's 3rd seed Dick Lau for a place in the final.

In the women's WISPA World Tour event, Malaysia's Wee Wern Low also recorded a significant upset over a Hong Kong opponent when she beat fourth seed Joey Chan 10-8, 10-8, 7-9, 9-7 - avenging her defeats by the higher-ranked player in both the individual and team events in the Asian Junior Championships in February.

Wee Wern Low now faces top seed Delia Arnold in an all-Malaysian semi-final.

Men's quarter-finals:
[5] Nafzahizam Adnan (MAS) bt [1] Wai Hang Wong (HKG) 11-8, 11-0, 11-10 (7-5) (53m)
[Q] Wael Farag (EGY) bt [Q] Cheng Yao Huang (TPE) 11-6, 11-3, 11-7 (28m)
[3] Dick Lau (HKG) bt [8] Karim AGA Samy (EGY) 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 (24m)
[2] Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) bt Elvinn Keo (MAS) 10-11 (0-2), 11-9, 7-11, 11-6, 11-8 (58m)

Women's quarter-finals:
[1] Delia Arnold (MAS) bt [8] Josefa Bertilsson (SWE) 9-0, 9-2, 9-1 (18m)
[6] Wee Wern Low (MAS) bt [4] Joey Chan (HKG) 10-8, 10-8, 7-9, 9-7 (62m)
[3] Annie Au (HKG) bt [Q] Raja Nurul Sarah (MAS) w/o
[2] Lim Yoke Wah (MAS) bt [5] Shin Nga Leung (HKG) 9-2, 5-9, 9-1, 9-4 (45m)