National Squash Players Create Sensation in World Junior Squash Championship
BY: Michelle Liew
National player, K. Sehveetrra has shockingly pulled of an upset as she joins Aira Azman in the fourth round of the 2023 World Junior Squash Championship in Melbourne, Australia, today.
Not only that, but Joachim Chuah also advanced to the fourth round of the men's category at the six-day tournament that started yesterday.
While Aira and Joachim lived up to their expectations it was 18-year-old Sehveetrra who stole the show by beating New Zealander Sophie Hodges 11-2, 12-10, 12-10 to face Amina Orfi in the fourth round after the Egyptian defeated Canadian Ocean Ma 11-4, 11-2, 11-1.
Aira had no trouble getting rid of American Caroline Eielson 11-8, 11-1, 11-7 in the third round and will face Hong Kong player Leung Ka Huen tomorrow.
Kan Huen qualified for the fourth round by defeating Amelie Haworth from England, 7-11, 11-2, 11-6, 12-10.
In the men's event, Joachim overcame Oscar Curtis 11-4, 11-2, 13-11 and will meet Kareem El Torkey after the Egyptian easily defeated Canadian Jacob Lin 11-4, 11-2, 11-4.
However, the national player, Harith Daniel Jefri was stuck when he lost 4-11, 5-11, 7-11 to the second seeded player, Rowan Damming from the Netherlands.
Meanwhile, the national coach, Andrew Cross has urged his players to continue their stellar run.
"Some good performances from Aira and Joachim and I think Harith Daniel also did well... but we're not done yet. We'll see tomorrow. They have some tough challengers, especially Joachim.