Indian women enter finals
May 7, 2010 1 Comment
Indian women entered the final of the team event of the Asian squash championship after an eight-year interval with a polished win against Korea in the semi-finals here Friday and will clash with Hong Kong who upstaged fancied Malaysia. The Indian women have every chance of annexing the title tomorrow as they had beaten Hong Kong in the league stage. India had last made the final in 2002, but lost.
Young Anaka Alakamony set the ball rolling for the Indians when she beat Kim Ga Hye 11-8, 11-3, 11-8 in just 20 minutes. National champion Joshna Chinappa followed by taking the second singles with a 11-2, 11-4, 11-8 rout of Song Sun Mi in 22 minutes to clinch the issue.
In the other semi-final, Hong Kong bounced back after losing the opening singles to beat Malaysia led by World No.1 Nicol David. In the first singles, Nicol disposed of Rebecca Chiu 11-3, 11-8, 11-5. However, Hong Kong rallied well as Joey Chan and Annie Au won the second and third singles. Chan defeated Low Wee Wern 8-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-8 to make it 1-1 and then, Annie Au won the crucial third singles against Delia Arnold 11-8, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7 to seal the tie for Hong Kong.