Major Upset in OHANA 33rd National Squash Championships 2017

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Monday, 22th May 2017, A very exciting day for the OHANA 33rd National Squash Championships 2017 as top seed and 2nd seed for Division 1 Men were upset by their opponent respectively. Mohd Ezzri Mohd Nazri was knockout of the championships by Malaysian Junior player, Mohd Hafiz Zhafri from BJSS. Ezzri was leading 2-0 up but due to the spirit of not giving up, Hafiz managed to seal the victory with the score 9-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9. 12-10. Match lasted for 45 minutes. Next was Division 1 Men second seed, Danial Nurhaqiem Sharul Izham who is based in BJSS was also knockout form the championship by 9/16 seed, Mohd Aqif bin Ampandi in 4 set, 8-11, 11-9, 9-11, 9-11. Aqif managed to control to game to ensure the match was his.

For the other divisions, all top seed managed to enter the 3rd round with easy leaded by top seed for Division 2 Men, Muhammad Harris Ramlee beating Amirul Edzrain 3-0, 11-2, 11-1, 11-4. Another upset in Division 2 was Vasudef Vasanthan 17/32 seed managed to upset the 2nd seed for Division 2 Men, Khoo Teng Hin with a 3-2 scoreline (9-11, 11-9, 11-4, 6-11, 13-11).

For the Women Division 1, all top seed progress to the 3rd round, Top seed Sharon Wee won her 2nd with a 3-0 scoreline, while 2nd seed, rising Malaysian junior player, Jessica Keng also won her match with a 3-0 scoreline.

The championships will continue tomorrow with the main event, the Premier Men and Premier Women first round kicks off tomorrow. All matches starts at 5.00 pm and will be played at NSC Squash Centre, Jalan Duta.

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