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Malaysian Squash Tour II winners Eain Yow Ng (second from right) and Sivasangari Subramaniam (second from left)

Eain Yow and Subramaniam Claim Titles in Malaysia


Unseeded 18-year-old Eain Yow Ng battled through a tense five-game final against compatriot Elvinn Keo in the Malaysian Squash Tour II, PSA M5 tournament to lift his first ever PSA World Tour title – while fellow Malaysian Sivasangari Subramaniam took the Women’s crown.

World No.170 Eain Yow swept past a trio of seeds en route to the final with pre-tournament favourite Carlos Cornes Ribadas, fifth seed Valentino Bong and number three seed Addeen Idrakie all being put to the sword in a series of dominant displays from the teenager. Keo, meanwhile, had already participated in a five-game thriller against Mohd Syafiq Kamal in the last eight, before dispatching Ahmad Al-Saraj to ensure an all-Malaysian final.

Keo took the opening game in a quick-fire start from the 27-year-old before Eain Yow, showing a maturity that belied his youth, fought back to ensure parity in the second and he followed that up by going ahead in the third to open up a one-game lead.

Eain Yow had lost out in the final of the previous instalment of the Malaysian Tour and looked be heading for redemption until a strong response from Keo in the fourth brought the match back to all square to set up a deciding fifth game.

However, the momentum soon shifted back in Eain Yow’s favour and he pulled away to close out a 6-11, 11-2, 11-7, 4-11, 11-7 victory to secure his maiden PSA World Tour title.

“I’m so, so happy to win my first PSA title after reaching three finals and losing them all,” said Eain Yow.

“I want to thank my sponsors, Salming, and my coach Andrew Cross for helping me to improve my game. I hope I can continue with this form in the next Malaysian Tour, next week in Bukit Jalil.”

Meanwhile, the Women’s event saw Subramaniam make it a Malaysian double after defeating experienced Australian Lisa Camilleri in five.

Camilleri went a game ahead early on before Subramaniam surged back to take a 2-1 lead, which Camilleri soon obliterated to level proceedings.

There was to be no stopping Subramaniam though, as the 17-year-old powered to victory in game five for the loss of just a solitary point to lift her second successive PSA World Tour title after triumphing in the first edition of the 2016 Malaysian Tour last month.

“I don’t know how to describe the feelings I have after winning two straight PSA titles in a month,” Subramaniam said.

“I’m really, really happy with my performance and hope to win my third title next week.”

Result – Final: Men’s Malaysian Squash Tour II 2016
Eain Yow Ng (MAS) bt [4] Elvinn Keo (MAS) 3-2: 6-11, 11-2, 11-7, 4-11, 11-7 (55m)

Result – Final: Women’s Malaysian Squash Tour II 2016
[3] Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS) bt [7] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) 302: 9-11, 11-4, 11-7, 5-11, 11-1 (48m)

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