Saturday, 21/10/2017, Final day at the Ohana Malaysian Squash Open 2017 saw the titles shared between Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Sivasangari Subramaniam started a little bit slowly again but grew in confidence against Milnay Louw of South Africa. Milnay got a great start in the opening set leading 4.1 but Sangari fought back to level at 5.5. Sangari took the next three points to hold an 8.5 lead, a few exchanges of points followed but Sangari won the opening game 11.9.
The second game was all about Sangari and from 2.2 in the second set she raced clear to 10.2. Milnay got one point back but it wasn’t enough to stop Sangari. A confident Sangari was now looking to win the match in three games getting a good start leading 4.1 and then 7.3. Sangari played a few more good rallies to seal the victory 11.5 and join a list of illustrious players having won the Malaysian Open.
In the men’s final Leo Au produced a good performance to see off Malaysia’s Ng Eain Yow in three games. Yow started the opening game well looking sharp leading 6.2 making the court big and long for Leo but he made one error at this point and from there Leo took full advantage coming back to win the next 9 points. Opening game to Leo 11.6.
Unfortunately for Yow he was finding it really difficult to get a foothold in the match and Leo was never going to allow him into the match as Leo Won the next two games 11.2, 11.4.
This has been a hugely successful week and it is great to see the Ohana Malaysian Open back on the calendar after a two years’ absence. A lot of people have put a lot of effort into this event to get the event back and the organising committee should take a lot of credit for working hard to get the event up and running.