Three Malaysian aces in semi-finals

KUALA LUMPUR: Seventh seed S. Sivasangari powered past Hong Kong's Lee Ka Yi into the Ace Malaysia Squash Cup semi-finals yesterday.

The Malaysian won 11-9, 11-9, 11-5 in 27 minutes at the Mohd Said Sports Complex in Seremban 2. She will meet Egypt's top seed Nour El Tayeb next.

Nour defeated world junior champion and compatriot Amina Orfi 11-6, 11-9, 11-7 in the last eight.

Asian champion Sivasangari said: "I had played Nour a couple of times and am excited to play her again."

Rachel Arnold stunned Egypt's second seed Farida Mohamed 11-8, 9-11, 11-7, 11-5 and will another Egyptian, Malak Khafagy, in the last four.

National No. 1 Ng Eain Yow reached the men's semi-finals with a 11-6, 11-9, 11-2 win over France's sixth seed Sebastien Bonmalais.

The Asian champion will next meet Egypt's second seed Karim Abdel Gawad Karim beat Swiss Dimitri Steinmann 13-11, 11-9, 12-10.

Quarter-final results

(Malaysian unless stated)

Men: Mostafa Asal (Egy) bt Saurav Ghosal (Ind) 11-4, 11-2, 11-6; Ramit Tandon (Ind) bt Victor Crouin (Fra) 12-10, 4-11, 6-11, 11-9, 11-6; Ng Eain Yow bt Sebastien Bonmalais (Fra) 11-6, 11-9, 11-2; Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy) bt Dimitri Steinmann (Sui) 13-11, 11-9, 12-10.

Women: Nour El Tayeb (Egy) bt Amina Orfi (Egy) 11-6, 11-9, 11-7; S. Sivasangari bt Lee Ka Yi (Hkg) 11-9, 11-9, 11-5; Malak Khafagy (Egy) bt Kenzy Ayman (Egy) 10-12, 12-10, 11-4, 10-12, 11-7; Rachel Arnold bt Farida Mohamed (Egy) 11-8, 9-11, 11-7, 11-5.

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