MICHAEL TOP GROUP TO MAKE QUARTERFINALS
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's top
pair of Kenneth Low and Michael Soo today won
their second consecutive group match to qualify
for the quarterfinals of the 16th Commonwealth
Games squash doubles event.
The joint fifth seeded pair emerged undefeated in
Group F after beating joint ninth seeds Craig
Wapnick/Glen Whittaker of South Africa 7-15,
15-10, 15-9 at the National Squash Complex here.
Kenneth and Michael, who finished fourth in the
world doubles championship in Hong Kong last
December, will face world doubles champions and
top seeds Chris Walker and Mark Cairns of England
in the last eight.
The Malaysian pair had beaten Botswana's Maogi
Moksogi and Conrad Ntshebe 15-7, 15-10 in their
opening group match yesterday.
"It will be a tough match for us but we will
try our best. We have nothing to lose here so we
will try to give them a hard time," Kenneth
The quarterfinals will be played this evening.
Second seeds Jonathon Power and Graham Ryding of
Canada also made it to the quarterfinals where
they will meet joint fifth seeds Peter
Nicol/Stuart Cowie of Scotland.
The other quarterfinalists are third seeds Rodney
Eyles/Byron Davis and joint 5/8th seeds David
Palmer/Paul Price of Australia, and fourth seeds
Paul Johnson/Mark Chaloner and joint 5/8th seeds
Alex Gough/David Evans of Wales.
Malaysia's second pair of world junior singles
champion Ong Beng Hee and Mohd Azlan Iskandar
failed to continue their challenge when they lost
12-15, 9-15 to the more experienced Gough and
The young Malaysians had put up a creditable
showing, especially in the first game.
"We were supposed to win the first game to
keep the challenge until the decider," Beng
Hee after the match.
Another Malaysian pair Leong Siu Lynn and Nicol
David qualified for the women's doubles
quarterfinals after finishing second in Group B.