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Eain Yow Ng in action at the Ohana Malaysia Open Squash Championships

Sporta Guatemala XI Torneo Internacional: Yow Ng Joins Top Seeds in Quarters

Malaysia’s World No.46 Eain Yow Ng took out number seven seed New Zealand’s Campbell Grayson as the rest of the top seeds guided their way through to the quarter-finals safely in round one of the Sporta Guatemala XI Torneo Internacional.

The Malaysian was the only unseeded player to reach the quarter-finals after coming from a game down against World No.34 Grayson and win 7-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-6 in 55 minutes.

Yow Ng will now face Peru’s Diego Elias in the quarter-finals after he knocked out Spain’s Iker Pajares Bernabeu by an 11-5, 11-7, 9-11, 11-5 scoreline in 50 minutes.

Elsewhere, top seed New Zealand’s World No.10 Paul Coll came from a game down to defeat Mexican qualifier Alfredo Avila in 52 minutes to win 9-11, 11-9, 11-3, 11-4 and will now face number five seed Mexico’s Cesar Salazar in the quarter-finals after he knocked out French qualifier Auguste Dussourd in straight-games in just 17-minutes.

Allam British Open winner Colombia’s Miguel Angel Rodriguez continued his rich vein of form as he took out Spanish qualifier Edmon Lopez 3-1 to win 11-6, 4-11, 11-6, 11-7 and will now take on last year’s tournament runner-up Zahed Mohamed after he defeated tournament wildcard Vikram Malhotra 3-1.

Defending champion Mohamed Abouelghar eased through to the next round after he defeated England’s Charles Sharpes in straight-games and will now face number eight seed Arturo Salazar after he defeated England’s Joshua Masters, 3-0.

Round One
[5] Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt [Q] Auguste Dussourd (FRA) 3-0: 11-4, 11-5, 11-3 (17m)
[4] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) bt [Q] Edmon Lopez (ESP) 3-1: 11-6, 4-11, 11-6, 11-7 (55m)
Eain Yow Ng (MAS) bt [7] Campbell Grayson (NZL) 3-1: 7-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-6 (55m)
[3] Diego Elias (PER) bt Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) 3-1: 11-5, 11-7, 9-11, 11-5 (50m)
[8] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bt Joshua Masters (ENG) 3-0: 11-7, 11-4, 11-7 (28m)
[6] Zahed Mohamed (EGY) bt [WC] Vikram Malhotra (IND) 3-1: 9-11, 13-11, 11-8, 11-7 (46m)
[2] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) bt [Q] Charles Sharpes (ENG) 3-0: 11-2, 11-7, 11-4 (22m)
[1] Paul Coll (NZL) bt [Q] Alfredo Avila (MEX) 3-1: 9-11, 11-9, 11-3, 11-4 (52m)

Draw – Quarter-finals
[1] Paul Coll (NZL) v [5] Cesar Salazar (MEX)
[6] Zahed Mohamed (EGY) v [4] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)
[3] Diego Elias (PER) v Eain Yow Ng (MAS)
[8] Arturo Salazar (MEX) v [2] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY)

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