SQUASH

Annie Au and Leo Au bow out of HKFC squash tournament

Siblings stumble at the semi-final stage of the championships after a good run of results

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 28 May, 2016, 12:48am
UPDATED : Saturday, 28 May, 2016, 12:48am

Hong Kong’s most successful squash siblings both bowed out of the HKFC invitational championships during their respective semi-final games last night.

Second-seeded Annie Au Wing-chi suffered her second straight defeat to India’s Joshna Chinappa in their semi-final at the Hong Kong Football Club.

Au lost in five matches (8-11, 11-9, 13-11, 7-11 and 11-9) in her semi-final yesterday, which is also the same stage as last year’s loss for the Hongkonger.

In the other women’s semi-final, top seed Joelle King beat Donna Urquhart by three matches to one, setting up a final at 3pm today with Chinappa.

Au’s brother Leo Au Chun-ming, who is also second seed, put up even less resistance, losing to Malaysia No 1 Nafiizwan Adnan 11-8, 11-8, 12-10 despite putting away some good shots in their men’s semi-final game.

In the men’s final today at 4pm, third seed Adnan faces fifth seed Paul Coll who beat qualifier Ivan Yuen by three matches to two in their semi-final.