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KL Junior Open 2014
02-08 Dec, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Finals day at the REDtone KL Junior Open saw some excellent matches as the champions were made to work extremely hard for their titles.

In the boys under 19 finals Top seed Tsun Yuen Hei defeated team mate Lau Tsz Kwan in four games and will be happy to have won the title he missed out on last year. The Girls under 19 match was a real titanic affair with Andrea Lee eventually retaining her title after she defeated Choi Uen Shan in five games. Andrea began the better winning the opening two games but Choi fought back to win games three and four. In the fifth Choi began better leading 5.1 before Andrea levelled up at 5.5. Choi again lead at 10.8 but Andrea wasn’t finished and fought back to win the next four points and retain her title.

In the boys under 17s Ong Sai Hung played probably the best squash he has played this week to defeat Australian Alex Eustace in four games.
Satomi Watanabe let off a big scream in delight at winning the under 17 title when she defeated Mihiliya Methsarani in four games. Meth had a big lead in the fourth game but she couldn’t capitalise on this lead and take it to a fifth.

Siow Yee Xian defeated training partner Wong Peng Soon in three games. Siow seemed to settle faster as he won the opening game 11.2 and then he managed to sneak the second game 12.10. He looked like he was going to win the third after taking a commanding lead 10.6 but then found himself in another tie break. The crowd was now into the match as they wanted to see more of this exciting match but Siow regained composure to win.

British Junior Open champion Aifa Azman added another title to her collection after defeating Lai Wen Li in the final in three straight games.

The boys under 13s final was between Kiven Shanmugan and Duncan Lee. Kiven began and won the opening two games before Duncan got back into the match and levelled the match at two games all. Kiven got his game back together in the fifth game to win 11.5.

Jessica Kheng from Sabah won the under 13 title as she looks to prepare for next month British Junior Open, she defeated Ainaa Ampandi who will also be going to the British Junior Open.
Joachim Chuah looks a star for the future when he defeated Muhd Fayyad in three games of good squash for an under 11 category.

Sehveetrraa Kumar won the under 11 girls age group after she defeated Sujithra Kunasekaran in three games.

A huge thank you to the sponsors and the organising committee for this event that was a great success.

Day Four - Semi-Finals:

Semi-finals day in the REDtone KL junior Open saw another day of brutal matches as the older age groups decided who would be in the finals.

The boys under 19s final will be between the top two seeded players both from Hong Kong, top seed Tsun Yuen Hei defeated Iranian Zareian Sajad in three games. Second seed Lau Tsz Kwan however was pushed the full distance by Puvendren Subramanium before eventually winning the fifth game 11.1.
In the boys under 17 Ong Sai Hung defeated top seed Alireza Shameli in four games and takes on surprise finalist Alex Eustace after he survived another five game marathon this time with Lai Cheuk Nam.

In the boys under 15 final it will be an all Melaka affair after Wang Peng Soon and Siow Yee Xian sprung the upsets. Peng Soon played the best squash I have seen him play to defeat Hafiz Zhafri in three games and Siow was pushed all the way by Daryl Gan but just had enough to win in five close games.

In the girls under 19s event top seed Choi Uen Shan remained on course for the title after defeating Zoe Foo in four games. Choi won the opening two games but Zoe fought back to win the third but Choi regained her composure to win the fourth game. Second seed Andrea Lee saw off a strong physical challenge from Sogol Samoodi to win through to the final where she will look to defend the title that she won last year.

The girls under 17 title will go to either Japan or Sri Lanka after Satomi Watanabe and Mihiliya Methsarani both beat Malaysian players to enter the final. Satomi defeated Teh Min En in three games with Methsarani defeating second seed Sara Chew in four games.

In the under 15 age group Lai Wen Li defeated top seed Nur Aliah in five games with most of them settled in the tie breakers. Wen Li will need to recover quickly though if she is to defeat reigning British Junior Open champion Aifa Azman in tomorrow’s final after she defeated Ma Si Yi in three games.

Finally a Huge congratulations to the Malaysian Women’s team on their Victory over Egypt this morning we wish you all the best for the final tomorrow against England. Malaysia Boleh!!!


Day three of the REDtone KL junior open saw us moving towards the business end of the event as the matches entered the last 16 stage. The vast majority of the 5/8 seeds moved in the quarter finals but some needed more luck than others.

In the boys under 15 Martin Kueh almost defeated second seed Feizpour Hossein in what was a little and large match in terms of body structure. The small Malaysian eventually losing out 11.9 in the fifth game, a game which very much had the crowd entertained.

Hossein from Iran will now play Daryl Gan tomorrow after he defeated Kishenraj Chandaran in three games. Ooi Jian Qi continued his fine form and won again in three games to progress to the last eight where he will now play Wang Peng Soon. Sunil Kumar and Harris Ramlee played a very entertaining four games with the standard of play very high with Sunil winning in four games, he will now play Hafiz Zhafri tomorrow.

In the girls under 15 only Nurul Izzah created the upset when she defeated Sneha Sivakumar from India in three games. Ooi Kah Yan almost created another upset but lost out to Iranian Nayeri Ailee in five games.

In the boys under 17s a few 9/16 seeds gate crashed the last 8, Darren Rahul continued his fine form this year beating Cahn Wui Ki in four games. Alex Eustace from Australia looks like he will give second seed Jesse Foo an interesting match tomorrow as Alex defeated Muhammed Ezzri in three games.

In the boys and girls under 19 age groups there were no upsets as the top eight seeds made it through to the quarter finals.

In the boys under 11 there was a big upset when top seed Andrik Lim crashed out to 5.8 seed Shamiel Haeyzad in five very tight games. He will now play 9.16 seed Muhd Fayyad in the semi finals.
In the girls under 11s the top four seeds all made it to the semi finals only third seed Pezeshki Setayesh needed five games to defeat Vashti Vinodhini.

In the boys under 13 top seed Daniel Gharouni defeated Sacchin Kumar 12.10 in the fifth and then lost out to Duncan Lee in three games. Nathan Kueh also upset the seedings to defeat Ncholas Chee first and then Clifford Tay.

03-Dec, Day TWO

Day two of the REDtone KL junior open saw a lot of the seeds crashing out in what was an exciting day at the National centre Bukit Jalil.

The top four seeds survived but in contrasting styles. Top seed Alireza Shameli and second seed Jesse Foo won through in three games. Fourth seed Harley Lam needed four games to defeat Laksana Bagus but it was third seed Eugene Heng that needed more luck to see off Brian Akiikesh 12.10 in the fifth game. Haikal Aiman created an upset when he defeated 5/8 seed Farhat Ali in four games, another 5/8 seed to lose out was Suddesh Kannah when he lost to Muhammed Ezzri also in five games.

In the boys under 19 event there were no upsets but tomorrow there promises to be some very interesting matches tomorrow.

In the girls under 17s there were only a couple of upsets Mhaitelly Shanmugam defeated Nur Elysa Aina in four games and Song Dongju defeated Ravinthar Pravina in three games.

In the boys under 15 top seed Hafiz Zhafri was tested by Daniel Nurhaqiem in four tough games, tomorrow he will face school mate Adam Agan Aziz. Ooi Jian Qi created an upset when he defeated Rutrick Rau in three games. Martin Kueh and Loshmaan Veerakumar were two other players to create upsets in this age group.

A few upsets in the girls under 13s as Muniandy Remashree continued her fine form to make it through to the last eight.
There were quite a few upsets in the boys under 11s as three seeds were defeated, Chew Yan Chun, Muhd Wajdi Fayyad and Hi Jia Rong created the upsets.

02-Dec, Day ONE

Day one of the REDtone KL junior open got underway today with 8 age groups commencing.

Some of the larger age groups those that had 128 draws had two matches and yet in the age groups played today not a single seeded player was beaten. Matches began sharp at 9am and continued throughout the whole day into the afternoon. In the boys under 17 the top 8 seeds all made it through pretty easily, the hardest match was for 9/16 seed Chongezi Mujtaba Raza who needed five games to defeat Vinosh Nevyn. Chongezi now plays Siow Yee Qian who also needed five games to see off Tan Chean Tuck.

With more age groups set to begin tomorrow and those that began today having tougher matches it should prove to be a more interesting day.

Asian juniors head for KL
Preview from Andrew Cross

A total of 570 juniors this week will look to become the REDtone KL Junior Open champion this week in what will be the biggest event held in Asia this year and the second biggest junior event in the World behind the US Junior Open.

There will be 10 age groups going from under 9s through to the under 19s with the boys under 15s and boys under 17s having 88 and 87 players competing.

Hong Kong will lead the charge for the under 19 events with Tsun Yuen Hei looking to battle it out with Lau Tsz Kwan. Malaysia’s hopes rest with Andrew Lee who is seeded 3/4 as well as in the fifth eight seeding’s Shyan Kwan, Farez Izwan and Puvendren Subramanium.

Hong Kong again will be the favourites for the under 19 title as Choi Uen Shan is the clear favourite with Andrea Lee seeded second and Zoe Foo in the top half they will hopefully make it difficult for Uen Shan.

Alireza Shameli is the top seed for the boys under 17 event but will face some tough competition from Eugene Heng, Jesse Foo, Ong Sai Hung and Hong Kong’s Harley Lam.

In the under 17 event Satomi Watanabe from Japan leads the field and looking at it, it will be extremely tough for someone to stop her.

In the Girls under 15s British Junior Open champion Aifa Azman is the star of the show but it will be tough as there will be four of her closest rivals trying to defeat her, Lai Wen Li, Ma Si Yi, Nur Aliah and Chan Yiwen. This looks to be a very interesting age group and the last 16 matches should be pretty tough.

The under 15, 17 and 19 age groups will be held in the National squash centre Bukit Jalil with the three younger age groups at MSN Squash Centre, Jalan Duta.

In recent years the event has gone from strength to strength with this week being no different we expect to see a lot of tough matches and with the finals being on the glass court in Bukit Jalil we will provide the rest of the world with a live stream.




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