Tuesday, 23/5/2017, All top seed for Men’s Premier Division secure their spot in the second round of the OHANA 33rd National Squash Championships 2017 held in NSC Squash Centre in Jalan Duta today.Top seed Muhd Nafiizwan Adnan, book his spot in the second round by defeating 9/16 seed, Ng Jo Wen 3-0 (11-2, 11-4, 11-8). “This is the third time i am playing with Wan in the Nationals Championship. Every year he get tougher to play with because he is always improving better” said Ng Jo Wen after the match. Nafiizwan will next play with former national championship and current national coach, Ong Beng Hee. Beng Hee won his first round match against national backup player, Ryan Pasqual with a 3-1 scoreline (11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 14-12). Meanwhile the rest Muhammad Addeen Idrakie, Elvinn Keo, Sanjay Singh, Muhammad Syafiq Kamal and Ivan Yuen also progress through to the second round with win over their opponent respectively.
While for the Women Premier Divisions, with tops seed having a first round bye, Nationals junior players meet expectation with a win over their opponent respectively. Aifa Azman manage to secure a win over compatriot junior player Lai Wen Li, 3-1 (11-9, 11-9, 7-11, 12-10). Even though she obtain an injury half way through the match, she manage to overcome it and won the game. Rising junior player, Ooi Kah Yan an Chan Yiwen also score a win the first round with Ooi Kah Yan betting national backup, Nazihah Hanis 3-0 (11-7,11-1, 11-5) and Chan Yiwen won over Aifa Azman sister, Aika Azman, 3-0 (11-3,11-5, 11-5) . This shows that the junior are stepping up and proving that they can do well in senior level.
For the rest of the divisions, both brothers, Mohd Amir Farhan bin and Mohd Aqif bin Ampandi progress to the quater final of the Division 1 Men. Mohd Amir Farhan secure a win over junior national player, Mohd Hafiz Zhafri who upset first seed in the 2nd round. Mohd Amir Farhan won 3-0 (11-9, 11-2, and 11-5) while his brother beaten recent National Junior Champion U19, Dheena Dharshan in 4 sets, 3-1 (11-3, 13-15, 11-6, 11-6). He who earlier upset 2nd seed, Danial Nurhaqiem will next face Siow Yee Xian. Siow who upset 3/4 seed, Mika Monto in the third round with a scoreline of 3-2 (11-7, 10-12, 5-11, 11-7, 11-8)
All matches continue tomorrow with the Women Premier Kicks off at 5.00pm at NSC Squash Centre, Jalan Duta.