7th LEG SSJM IN
NICOL DAVID CENTRE, PENANG
[5/8] Valentino Bong (SWK) 3-2  Mohd Addeen
11/5, 4/11, 11/4, 9/11, 16/14
 Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG) 3-2  Nadine Ayman (EGY)
7/11, 5/11, 12/10, 11/9, 11/9
The 7th leg was held at Nicol
David International Squash Centre from 05-07 July 2013. Also,
for the women’s category have been registered as a professional
circuit under Women’s Squash Association (WSA).
The 7th Leg mens and women's finals were played in front of
Mr. Thomas Chan (Director of Numestro Sdn Bhd) Sportspin
Event’s and Athlete Management Sdn Bhd Chief Director Mr.
Mohd Azlan Iskandar.
In the men’s match finals, between Valentino Bong
from Sarawak against national back-up player Mohd Addeen
Idrakie turned out to be a very tough.
Before that in the semis Valentino played very well when he
created an upset when he defeated 2nd seed Choong Kam Hing
in a very close and tough 5 setter.
In the finals, Valentino continued his form when he took the
first game 11-5, in the second game Valentino made a few
unforced errors while Addeen took advantage of by winning the
2nd game 11-4. In the 3rd game Addeen looked very tired and took
a lot of chances but failed to convert and therefore losing the
third game to Valentino 11-4.
It was neck to neck in the fourth game until 9-9 when Valentino
make two mistakes at the front court only to give away the
game to Addeen 11-9. In the final game, both players played a
really tight game were tied at 10-10.
Adeen had six match ball
opportunities to finish the match off but could not deliver,
while Valentino hung in there and finally had his first match
ball opportunity and finished it with style with a backhand
volley crosscourt into the nick to finish the match 16-14.
The women's WSA draw final was between Liu Tsz-Ling
from Hong Kong and Nadine Ayman from Egypt.
The Egyptian Nadine looked like the stronger player in the
beginning and was in control and claimed the first two games
comfortably and was 10-7 up in the third game and it looked like
Nadine took her foot off the pedal and hit a few unforced errors
and gave Liu a chance to fight back and she did successfully by
winning the third game 12-10.
After coming back from match ball down, Liu was playing with a
lot more confidence after she won the 3rd game and went on to
win the next two games 11-9.