Tuesday March 5, 2013
Sanjay’s morale boosted by win
By KNG ZHENG GUAN
PETALING JAYA: Upcoming junior squash player Sanjay Singh Chal (pic) received a pleasant career boost after winning the second leg of the Malaysian Tour in Johor Baru on Sunday.
It was a good performance from the 18-year-old Sarawakian as he beat two former national players - Elvinn Keo and Choong Kam Hing – en route to clinching the title. He took home RM3,800.
Sanjay, who was part of the team that made the semi-finals of the Asian Junior Team Championships in South Korea last month, defeated Elvinn in the semi-finals.
In the final, he recorded an 11-5, 11-6, 11-5 win over Kam Hing.
The win has boosted Sanjay’s confidence as he prepares for the NSC Series No.1 in Bukit Jalil from March 11-15.
He will face sixth seed Ravi Dixit of India in the first round.
“I didn’t expect to win in Johor Baru. My plan was just to have a good time playing squash.
“But I guess a win is always good, especially for one’s confidence,” said Sanjay.
“Elvinn and Kam Hing are more experienced than me. I won because of my fitness since they have been out of the loop for a while.
“But it won’t be easy at the NSC Series. My first round opponent is tough. For now, I’m just aiming to get past the first round,” added Sanjay.
Men: Sanjay Singh Chal (Swk) bt Choong Kam Hing (ATM) 11-5, 11-6, 11-5.
Women: Delia Arnold (FT) bt Siti Munirah Jusoh (Ter) 11-7, 11-7, 11-4.