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Ivan Yuen (left) and Aifa Azman (right) at the prize-giving ceremony

SRAM PSA 5: Yuen and Azman Victorious

Top seeds Ivan Yuen and Aifa Azman have taken the spoils at the SRAM PSA 5, with the pair victorious in their respective finals on Friday afternoon in Kuala Lumpur.

The Challenger 10 level tournament was held with domestic entry restrictions, allowing those based in Malaysia to participate, with Yuen and Azman being the highest-ranked players in the draw.

Yuen came into the men’s event as the only player inside the top 100 in the World Rankings, but although he was the favourite to take home the title, it was made hard for him.

He defeated Muhammad Fayyad Hashim and No.7 seed Hafiz Zhafri in straight games, before then playing for 78 minutes in his semi-final against No.3 seed Ong Sai Hung, eventually winning 3-2.

He then went the distance in the final as well, against No.2 seed Darren Rahul Pragasam. After going 2-1 down, Yuen fought back to win the final two games and take a 3-2 victory to claim his second title of the year.

Azman, on the other hand, dropped just a single game as she came through the women’s event relatively unscathed. She started with comfortable wins over Vitrikashenie Kulasegaran and No.5 seed, Aika Azman, before then getting the better of No.6 seed Ainaa Amani in the semis.

The 19-year-old then faced No.3 seed Chan Yiwen in the final, and winning a third game tie-break 15-13, she took the momentum back in the contest. She went on to win it 3-1 to secure her second title in 2021.

Results: SRAM PSA 5
Men’s Final
[1] Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt [2] Darren Rahul Pragasam (MAS) 3-2: 11-9, 4-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-2 (60m)

Women’s Final
[1] Aifa Azman (MAS) bt [3] Chan Yiwen (MAS) 3-1: 11-4, 6-11, 15-13, 11-4 (30m)

Men’s Semi-Finals
[1] Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt [3] Ong Sai Hung (MAS) 3-2: 10-12, 11-7, 11-9, 6-11, 11-1 (78m)
[2] Darren Rahul Pragasam (MAS) bt [5] Darren Chan (MAS) 3-0: 11-8, 11-9, 11-2 (23m)

Women’s Semi-Finals
[1] Aifa Azman (MAS) bt [6] Ainaa Amani (MAS) 3-0: 11-6, 11-2, 11-3 (20m)
[3] Chan Yiwen (MAS) bt [2] Ooi Kah Yan (MAS) 3-2: 12-10, 7-11, 11-13, 13-11, 11-5 (41m)

Men’s Quarter-Finals
[1] Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt [7] Hafiz Zhafri (MAS) 3-0: 11-8, 11-2, 11-5 (26m)
[3] Ong Sai Hung (MAS) bt Jia Rong (MAS) 3-0: 11-2, 11-1, 11-1 (24m)
[5] Darren Chan (MAS) bt [4] Elvinn Keo (MAS) 3-1: 11-6, 10-12, 11-5, 11-5 (31m)
[2] Darren Rahul Pragasam (MAS) bt [8] Duncan Lee (MAS) 3-0: 11-9, 11-5, 11-5 (24m)

Women’s Quarter-Finals
[1] Aifa Azman (MAS) bt [5] Aika Azman (MAS) 3-0: 11-2, 11-6, 11-5 (14m)
[6] Ainaa Amani (MAS) bt [4] Yee Xin Ying (MAS) 3-0: 11-2, 11-6, 11-8 (20m)
[3] Chan Yiwen (MAS) bt [7] Aira Azman (MAS) 3-1: 8-11, 11-5, 11-7, 13-11 (31m)
[2] Ooi Kah Yan (MAS) bt [8] Nazihah Hanis (MAS) 3-0: 11-5, 11-2, 11-9 (17m)

Men’s Round One
[1] Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt Muhammad Fayyad Hashim (MAS) 3-0: 12-10, 11-3, 11-4 (22m)
[7] Hafiz Zhafri (MAS) bt Shamiel Sharul (MAS) 3-0: 11-3, 11-6, 11-9 (24m)
Jia Rong (MAS) bt [6] Wee Ming Hock (MAS) 3-2: 12-10, 3-11, 10-12, 11-8, 11-8 (50m)
[3] Ong Sai Hung (MAS) bt Amir Amirul (MAS) 3-0: 11-9, 11-3, 11-5 (30m)
[4] Elvinn Keo (MAS) bt Andrik Lim (MAS) 3-0: 11-7, 11-9, 15-13 (30m)
[5] Darren Chan (MAS) bt Adam Agan (MAS) 3-2: 5-11, 10-12, 11-7, 11-9, 11-2 (38m)
[8] Duncan Lee (MAS) bt Darryl Gan (MAS) 3-0: 12-10, 11-4, 13-11 (43m)
[WC] Danial Nurhaqiem (MAS) bt [2] Darren Rahul Pragasam (MAS) 3-0: 11-7, 11-6, 11-8 (22m)

Women’s Round One
[5] Aika Azman (MAS) bt Vitrikashenie Kulasegaran (MAS) 3-0: 11-4, 11-2, 11-4 (19m)
[6] Ainaa Amani (MAS) bt Maisara Azlan (MAS) 3-0: 11-6, 11-7, 11-2 (20m)
[4] Yee Xin Ying (MAS) bt Shasmithaa Nityanandan (MAS) 3-0: 11-6, 11-6, 11-5 (18m)
[3] Chan Yiwen (MAS) bt Sehveetrraa Kumar (MAS) 3-0: 11-6, 11-9, 11-7 (25m)
[7] Aira Azman (MAS) bt Vinikasheinie Kulasegaran (MAS) 3-0: 11-6, 11-2, 11-0 (14m)
[8] Nazihah Hanis (MAS) bt [WC] Choo Yi Jie (MAS) 3-0; 11-4, 11-5, 12-10 (19m)
[2] Ooi Kah Yan (MAS) bt Vharshamithraa Dinesh (MAS) 3-1: 9-11, 11-3, 12-10, 11-1 (25m)

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