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9th World University Squash Champs 2016
05-11 Sep, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

11-Sep, Team Final

[2] Malaysia 2-1 [1] Hong Kong
Ivan Yuen 0-3 Yip Tsz Fung                            6/11, 8/11, 9/11 (44m)
Low Wee Wern 3-0 Tong Tsz-Wing                   11/5, 11/4, 11/5 (32m)
Sanjay Singh Chal 3-1 Wong Chi Him 11/8, 4/11, 1/11, 11/9, 11/7 (57m)

Malaysia claim team Gold

Hosts Malaysia won the World University team title for the first time as they prevailed over top seeds Hong Kong in a dramatic final.

Individual champions Yip Tsz Fung and Low Wee Wern both scored straight-game wins to set up a deciding match in which Malaysia's Sanjay Singh recovered from one-two down to clinch the Gold medals for Malaysia.

Teams BLOG - reports and photos

10-Sep, Team Semis:

[1] Hong Kong 3-0 [5] Japan     [2] Malaysia 2-0 [6] South Africa

Teams BLOG - reports and photos

09-Sep, Team Quarter-Finals:

Teams BLOG - reports and photos

08-Sep, Day FOUR:

Women's Final:
[1] Low Wee Wern (Mas) 3-1 [2] Tong Tsz Wing (Hkg)
          11/3, 8/11, 11/3, 11/8 (49m)

Men's Final:
[1] Tsz Fung Yip (Hkg) 3-0 [3/4] Ivan Yuen (Mas)
          11/3, 11/9, 11/4 (34m)

Top seeds take WUSC titles

Both finals - both Malaysia v Hong Kong - went to seeding in KL as Wee Wern Low ended a long wait for a Malaysian winner as she beat Tong Tsz Wing in four games, while Yip Tsz Fung claimed became Hong Kong's first ever winner as he beat Ivan Yuen in straight games.


07-Sep, Day THREE, Semis:

[1] Low Wee Wern (Mas) 3-0 [3/4] Nazihah Hanis (Mas)
                 11/5, 7/5 rtd (24m)
[2] Tong Tsz Wing
(Hkg) 3-0 [5/8] Nada Elkalaawy (Gbr)
                 11/4, 11/4, 11/3 (24m)

[1] Tsz Fung Yip (Hkg) 3-1 [3/4] Chi Him Wong (Hkg)
                  11/2, 8/11, 11/5, 11/7 (42m)
[3/4] Ivan Yuen (Mas) 3-1 [2] Josh Masters (Gbr)
                  11/7, 12/10, 12/14, 11/5 (52m)

Ivan and Wee Wern keep home double hopes alive

Semi-finals at the Nicol David squash centre in KL saw two Malaysia v Hong Kong finals set up.

In the women's draw event favourite Low Wee Wern beat fellow Malaysian Nazihah Hanis, who was forced to retire with an ankle injury during the second game, while second seed Tong Tsz Wing eased past Britain's Nada Elkalaawy in three games. 

Men's top seed Yip Tsz Fung overcame Hong Kong compatriot Chi Him Wong in four games, while Malaysia's Ivan Yuen upset second-seeded Brit Josh Masters, also in four games after having three match balls in the third.

The finals start at 12.00 on Thursday.

06-Sep, Day TWO:      

A couple of upsets in the men's last sixteen as Hong Kong's Ho Wai Yeung and Slovenia's Martin Mosnik both beat 5/8 seeds, both in five games, but both fell inj the quarter-finals.

Seven of the top eight seeds made it through to the semis, the interloper being Great Britain's Nada Elkalaawy who overcame 3/4 seed Lee Ka-Yi in five games.

Women's Quarter-Finals:

[1] Low Wee Wern (Mas) 3-0 [9/16] Li Dongjin (Chn)
             11/6, 11/5, 11/9 (26m)
[3/4] Nazihar Hanis (Mas) 3-0 [5/8] Hwayeong Eum (Kor)
             11/8, 11/6, 11/7 (24m)
[5/8] Nada Elkalaawy (Gbr) 3-2 [3/4] Lee Ka-Yi (Hkg)
             12/10, 11/7, 5/11, 5/11, 11/4 (42m)
[2] Tong Tsz Wing (Hkg) 3-1 [9/16] Jinyue Gu (Chn)
            11/6, 11/4, 5/11, 11/5 (44m)

Men's Quarter-Finals

[1] Tsz Fung Yip (Hkg) 3-0 [5/8] Addeen Idrakie (Mas)
             11/3, 13/11, 11/6 (34m)
[3/4] Chi Him Wong (Hkg) 3-2 [5/8] Ryunosuke Tsuke (Jpn)
             9/11, 3/11, 11/6, 11/4, 11/9 (59m) 
[3/4] Ivan Yuen (Mas) 3-0 Ho Wai Yeung (Hkg)
             11/7, 11/2, 11/8 (39m)
[2] Josh Masters (Gbr) 3-0 Martin Mosnik (Slo)
             11/7, 11/7, 11/5 (27m)

Full Men's Draw | Full Women's Draw | Daily Results

05-Sep, Opening:
2016 WUC Squash underway

The 9th World University Squash Championship (WUSC 2016) which kicks off in Kuala Lumpur today will see players from 19 countries taking part. The Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching in her speech at the WUSC 2016 opening ceremony Sunday night said the WUSC had become a launch pad to nurture and world class talent.

“Ever since its inception in 1996 in Netherlands, the world witnessed a high level outstanding student players representing strong nations in squash to strengthen the relationship among participating countries and encourage propagation of knowledge and skills on the international stage.”

The opening ceremony dinner was also attended by Professor Dato’ Dr. Abdullah Mohamed Said (Chairman of Malaysian University Sports Council), Professor Kemal Tamer (FISU Executive Committee member), Dr. Abdul Halim Mokhtar (FISU Medical Committee member), Cyrus Poncha (FISU TD Squash) and Paulo Ferreira (Director World University Championships). The teams were in their colorful country-themed shirts and high-spirited with their flag bearers leading the march pass.

The ceremony proceeded with a welcome note from the FISU EC member Professor Kemal Tamer, who thanked the Organizing Committee for its enduring efforts to stage such a magnificent event, while wishing all the countries and participants good luck over the coming competition days.

The hoisting of the FISU flag took place to the sound of the Gaudeamus Igitur anthem, followed by the oath of the judges and Malaysia’s squash hopeful and number one women’s seed Low Wee Wern undertook the oath on half of all athletes.

The tournament will still be filled with a star-studded cast of 19 countries vying for the overall individual and team titles. Among the top three countries vying for the accolades are Malaysia, Hong Kong and Great Britain.

Hosts Malaysia will seek to end a wait of a decade since Lim Yoke Wah last won a gold medal in the women’s individual singles.

Team Final Replay


Full Men's Draw

Full Women's Draw


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