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Mueller & Wee Wern Low Triumph In Dutch Junior Open

16 Jul 2007

While Swiss favourite Nicolas Mueller won the Men's title in the Dutch Junior U19 Open in Amsterdam with relative ease, Malaysia's Wee Wern Low caused a major upset in the women's event by beating top seed Camille Serme in the semi-finals before going on to lift her first European Squash Federation Junior Circuit title this year at the Frans Otten Stadion.

It was sweet victory for Wee Wern Low, the 16-year-old 12th seed from Penang, who lost to Serme in last week's final of the Pioneer Junior U19 Open in Germany.

But after her 9-7, 9-2, 10-8 semi-final win over Serme, the two-times European Junior Champion from Creteil, Wee Wern Low went on to beat England's Victoria Bell, the No3 seed from Carlisle, 9-6, 9-0, 9-5 in the final.

The win will boost Wee Wern Low's hopes in next month's Women's World Junior Championships in Hong Kong, where the Malaysian teenager is a 5/8 seed.

Nicolas Mueller met unexpected opponents in the final stages of his route to the Dutch Open final. After overcoming England's No9 seed Alex Ingham in the quarter-finals, the 17-year-old from Hirzel, near Zurich, dropped a game to Oliver Pett before beating the unseeded Englishman 8-10, 9-6, 9-4, 9-5.

His opponent in the final was unseeded Egyptian Wael Farag, who made his breakthrough after removing second-seeded Dane Kristian Frost Olesen in the quarter-finals. However, Mueller was too strong in the final, beating the 17-year-old from Cairo 9-1, 9-2, 9-0.

Men's Final:
[1] Nicolas Mueller (SUI) bt Wael Farag (EGY) 9-1, 9-2, 9-0

Women's Final:
[12] Wee Wern Low (MAS) bt [3] Victoria Bell (ENG) 9-6, 9-0, 9-5