STEPHANE GALIFI 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:              
[4] Stephane Galifi (FRA) bt [7] Ivan Yuen (MAS) 11-6, 9-11, 11-2, 11-5
[Q] Kamran Khan (MAS) bt [3] Zac Alexander (AUS) 11-8, 6-11, 11-7, 17-19, 11-9
 
Quarter-finals:
[7] Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt [1] Mike Corren (AUS) 5-11, 11-5, 14-12, 11-6
[4] Stephane Galifi (FRA) bt [Q] Cheng Yao Huang (TPE) 11-3, 7-11, 11-4, 11-5
[3] Zac Alexander (AUS) bt [6] Elvinn Keo (MAS) 11-6, 11-4, 8-11, 13-11
[Q] Kamran Khan (MAS) bt [5] Steven Robinson (AUS) 11-6, 10-12, 12-10, 9-11, 11-5
 
1st round:
[1] Mike Corren (AUS) bt [Q] Alex Grayson (NZL) 11-6, 13-11, 11-3
[7] Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt Peter Kviecinsky (SVK) 11-0, 11-4, 11-4
[4] Stephane Galifi (FRA) bt Justin Beard (AUS) 11-7, 11-7, 11-3
[Q] Cheng Yao Huang (TPE) bt [8] Naresh Kumar (IND) 7-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-5, 11-3
[6] Elvinn Keo (MAS) bt Anson Kwong (HKG) 11-7, 11-6, 11-13, 11-8 (
[3] Zac Alexander (AUS) bt Mithran Selvaratnam (MAS) 11-4, 11-2, 11-8
[5] Steven Robinson (AUS) bt [Q] Jo Wen Ng (MAS) 11-8, 7-11, 11-7, 12-10
[Q] Kamran Khan (MAS) bt [2] Dick Lau (HKG) 11-13, 12-10, 10-12, 11-2, 11-5
 
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NSC Super Satellite No3, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Final:
[4] Stephane Galifi (FRA) bt [Q] Kamran Khan (MAS) 11-3, 11-2, 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.