Tuesday March 12, 2013
Beng Hee reaches third round
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian No. 1 Ong Beng Hee recovered from an early setback to reach the third round of the Kuwait PSA Cup squash championship in Kuwait City on Sunday.
The 33-year-old Beng Hee, who needed five sets to overcome Egypt’s Omar Abdel Aziz in the first round, lost the opening set but bounced back to record a 9-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-4 win over 14th seed Alister Walker of Botswana.
Beng Hee will face sixth seed Mohamed El Shorbagy of Egypt next.
“I think I was lucky to play Alister in the second round. He was playing in his first competition after being out with an injury,” said Beng Hee.
“I was quite fortunate as he was making a lot of errors. Having survived the first round in a rather fortunate way as well, the pressure is now off. I’m now looking forward to another good match,” added Beng Hee.
Second round: Mathieu Castagnet (Fra) bt Tom Richards (Eng) 9-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-3; Karim Darwish (Egy) bt Zac Alexander (Aus) 11-4, 11-6, 8-11, 11-3; James Wilstrop (Eng) bt Gregoire Marche (Fra) 11-9, 11-5, 11-5; Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egy) bt Ali Anwar Reda (Egy) 8-11, 11-7, 11-9, 8-11, 13-11; Nick Matthew (Eng) bt Adrian Grant (Eng) 11-7, 11-8, 11-9; Ong Beng Hee (Mas) bt Alister Walker (Bot) 9-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-4; Daryl Selby (Eng) bt Ryan Cuskelly (Aus) 11-5, 11-5, 11-4.