NSC SRAM Series No.1, Malaysia, (24-27 Feb’14)

Home hero Ivan Yuen successfully retained his NSC SRAM Series No.1 title when he beat second seed Harinder Pal Sandhu in the final of the PSA World Tour Challenger 5 squash event at the Bukit Jalil National Squash Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
 
The 23-year-old top seed from KL, ranked 68 in the world, was taken the full distance before seeing off Sandhu, ranked ten places lower, 6-11, 13-11, 10-12, 11-1, 11-5 in 85 minutes.
 
The win marks Yuen’s third PSA Tour title.

RESULTS: 
 
1st round:
Julian Tomlinson (ENG) bt [Q] Abhinav Sinha (IND) 11-4, 11-7, 7-11, 11-5
[6] Ravi Dixit (IND) bt Joe Green (ENG) 12-10, 11-5, 11-9
[2] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Kush Kumar (IND) 12-10, 16-14, 11-5 (45m)
   
2nd round:
[6] Ravi Dixit (IND) bt Julian Tomlinson (ENG) 11-4, 11-5, 11-2 (20m)
[2] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt [WC] Mohd Syafiq Kamal (MAS) 5-11, 11-6, 11-2, 11-3
   
Quarter-finals:
[1] Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt [6] Ravi Dixit (IND) 13-11, 11-6, 11-8
[2] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Valentino Bon Jovi Bong (MAS) 11-9, 11-4, 11-9 (32m)
   
Semi-finals:
[1] Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt [3] Ahmad Al-Saraj (JOR) 11-2, 14-12, 8-11, 11-4 (67m)
[2] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt [4] Ahmed Atef (EGY) 11-5, 9-11, 11-7, 5-11, 11-8
   
Final:
[1] Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt [2] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) 6-11, 13-11, 10-12, 11-1, 11-5 (85m)

About Cyrus Poncha
I was born and lived in Bombay before moving to Chennai in 2001 to coach the Indian national squash team....what a journey its been!!

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