Ainaa Amani Wins Hong Kong Squash PSA Challenge Cup 2023
By: Michelle Liew
Squash athlete of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Ainaa Amani Ampandi emerged as the champion of Hong Kong Squash PSA Challenge Cup 2023 which took place from 15 to 18 March.
In the final match that took place at the Hong Kong Cricket Club, Ainaa Amani managed to defeat the hometown player Cheng Nga Ching with a result of 11-3, 11-5, 11-2
Ainaa Amani made a positive start in the tournament after successfully defeating South Korea's main player Yura Choe and Hong Kong's Kwong Ena in the early rounds.
The national youth player then continued her winning streak in the semi-finals when she defeated the third seed of the tournament, Ching Hei Fung also from Hong Kong.
"This victory means a lot to me because it is the first championship in the tour series this year. This win was also a birthday present for me as the final took place on my birthday.
"Certainly, this success will be a fuel for me in the tournaments that I will participate in after this," she said, who will participate in the Vikram Goyal SRFI Open 2023 in Delhi, India from April 1 to 5 next.
In the meantime, UPM congratulates Ainaa Amani on her success and hopes that the athlete will continue to show her best performance to achieve more success.