Au siblings safely into quarter-finals at HKFC Squash Champs

But defending men’s champion Max Lee bows out

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 26 May, 2016, 11:54am
UPDATED : Thursday, 26 May, 2016, 11:54am

Home favourites Annie and Leo Au made it safely through to the quarter-finals of the Hong Kong Football Club Squash championships after round one wins.

But men’s champion Max Kee Ho-yin relinquished his title after losing in a tough five-game battle against Malaysia’s Ivan Yeun.

Annie Au Wing-chi, the defending women’s champion, fended off serious pressure from HK teammate Liu Tsz-ling. Liu levelled the match from two games down before Au dominated the decider to win 12-10, 18-16, 7-11, 10-12 and 11-8.

Au takes on England’s Jenny Duncalf in Thursday’s quarter-finals.

Brother Leo Au Chun-ming beat Tayyab Aslam from Pakistan 11-7, 11-6, 5-11, 11-9 and will face Mohamed Reda from Egypt.