Monday March 11, 2013
Yus Syazlin bags a sweet double on her 15th birthday
By ASHREENA PILLAI
KUALA LUMPUR: Yus Syazlin Nabila celebrated her 15th birthday in style yesterday by winning the women’s singles and doubles titles in the second leg of the BMW Malaysian National Circuit at the Tun Razak Tennis Complex in Jalan Duta.
Yus lived up to her top seed billing by beating second seed Alyssa Boey 6-4, 6-2 in the singles final. The Perlis lass then teamed up with Nurin Nabilah Roslan to down unseeded Suhana Sofea-Loo Shi Pei 6-2, 6-1 for the doubles crown.
“To win my first singles title and then the doubles crown on my birthday is probably the best present I could give myself. Just knowing that I was playing a final on our birthdays spurred me on even more,” said Yus, who shares the same birthday as her mum.
“Getting a win under my belt is a great boost for my confidence. I hope to carry this momentum on to my next tournament,” added Yus, who leaves for Bandar Seri Bagawan today to compete in the 47th Brunei International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Circuit from March 12-17.
In the men’s singles final, it was an all-Indonesian affair with top seed Christopher Rungkat scoring a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Elbert Sie.
The Indonesians later teamed up to down Malaysia’s Syed Agil Syed Naguib-Muhd Ashaari Zainal Abdin 4-6, 6-0, 10-6 in the doubles final.