Wednesday January 30, 2013
Veteran Yew Ming still has the fire at BMW meet
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian veteran Si Yew Ming booked his place in the menís singles final of the BMW Malaysian Circuitís first leg at the National Tennis Centre in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
The 34-year-old Yew Ming, the second seed, edged compatriot Abdul Hazli Zainuddin 6-4, 7-5 to set up a final showdown with American-born Austin Karosi of Singapore.
The 23-year-old Karosi proved too strong for third seed Syed Aqil Syed Naguib of Malaysia, winning 6-2, 6-0.
In the womenís singles, top seed S. Theiviya of Malaysia bounced back to beat national champion Aslina Chua 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to advance to the final.
Theiviya, the daughter of ex-national coach S. Selvarajoo, will face second seed Yussyazlin Nabila Yusri for the title.
The 16-year-old Yussyazlin received a lucky break in her semi-final match against former national champion Alyssa Boey.
Boey was forced to retire after picking up an injury while trailing 5-0 in the first set.