JOSHNA CHINAPPA WINS NSC SATELLITE NO3

Remarkably, fourth seed Galifi won the men’s title without having to overcoming a higher-seeded opponent. The 30-year-old from Aix-en-Provence brushed aside seventh-seeded local hero Ivan Yuen (who beat favourite Mike Corren in the previous round) then another Malaysian Kamran Khan in the final.
 
Khan, a qualifier, upset the second, third and fifth seeds to make the climax – but the 18-year-old from KL was no match for the Frenchman as Galifi romped to a 11-3, 11-2, 11-3 triumph in 22 minutes.
 
The win marked Galifi’s third PSA Tour title in a row – and his fourth of the year.
 
Joshna Chinappa made her breakthrough in the women’s semi-finals, beating local favourite Sharon Wee in four games. In the final, the 22-year-old from Chennai beat rising Malaysian star Low Wee Wern, the 18-year-old sixth seed 11-8, 11-5, 11-3.
 
Semi-finals:
[3] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt [1] Sharon Wee (MAS) 11-9, 11-9, 12-14, 11-2
[6] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt [2] Donna Urquhart (AUS) 11-9, 4-11, 11-8, 11-4
 
Quarter-finals:
[1] Sharon Wee (MAS) bt [8] Siti Munirah Jusoh (MAS) 11-6, 11-3, 11-7
[3] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt [7] Chinatsu Matsui (JPN) 11-8, 11-7, 11-7
[6] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt [4] Joelle King (NZL) 12-10, 11-8, 11-6
[2] Donna Urquhart (AUS) bt [5] Lim Yoke Wah (MAS) 12-10, 9-11, 13-11, 8-11, 12-10
 
1st round:
[1] Sharon Wee (MAS) bt [Q] Rachael Goh (MAS) 11-4, 11-2, 11-4
[8] Siti Munirah Jusoh (MAS) bt [Q] Kuan Choy Lin (MAS) 11-4, 11-6, 11-7
[3] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt Nessrine Ariffin (MAS) w/o
[7] Chinatsu Matsui (JPN) bt Misaki Kobayashi (JPN) 11-4, 3-11, 9-11, 12-10, 11-7
[6] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt Tan Yan Xin (MAS) 11-4, 11-5, 11-6
[4] Joelle King (NZL) bt Low Wee Nee (MAS) 11-7, 6-11, 11-4, 11-7
[5] Lim Yoke Wah (MAS) bt Pushppa Devi (MAS) 11-7, 11-4, 11-3
[2] Donna Urquhart (AUS) bt Josefa Bertilsson (SWE) 11-1, 11-6, 11-1
 
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NSC Super Satellite No3, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Final:
[3] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt [6] Low Wee Wern (MAS) 11-8, 11-5, 11-3
 
India’s Joshna Chinappa and Frenchman Stephane Galifi triumphed in today’s (Friday) finals of the NSC Super Squash Satellite No3 - against expectations - at the Bukit Jalil National Squash Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.