Monday June 18, 2012
Addeen out to impress in his last Asian Juniors
PETALING JAYA: Top national squash junior Mohd Addeen Idrakie will be competing in his last Asian Juniors, which start tomorrow in Iran, hoping to get past the quarter-finals for the first time.
Addeen has turned 18 and will be moving into the senior ranks soon.
The plucky Selangor lad did well to reach the quarter-finals last year before losing to top seed Danish Atlas Khan of Pakistan.
It was a close match but Danish, who has more experience in competing in the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Tour, eventually came out tops.
Addeen, who is seeded joint fifth-eighth in the Under-19 category, is once again tipped to face world No. 93 Danish in the last eight.
But Addeen, who has a first round bye and meets India’s Vivek Dinodia in the second round, is pumped up and ready for the challenge.
“This is my last Asian Juniors and I definitely want to make the best of it,” he said.
“I’m drawn to meet Danish once again in the quarter-finals but I’m better prepared this time.”
Besides Addeen, the other Malaysian boys in the fray are Gurshan Singh, Mohd Syafiq Kamal (Under-17), Ng Eain Yow (Under-15), Jesse Foo and Eugene Heng (Under-13).
The girls are Vanessa Raj, Rachel Arnold (Under-17), S. Sivasangari, Zoe Foo (Under-15), Ma Si Yi and Nur Aliah Izzati (Under-13).