Good day for the Hosts in Hong Kong

Home players claimed six of the quarter-final spots as round one of the Crocodile Challenge Cup concluded at the Hong Kong Squash Centre.

In the women’s draw all but one of the seeds progressed as local qualifier Lee Ka-Yi upset eighth seed Sarah Cardwell to join compatriots Joey Chan and Liu Tsz-Ling in the last eight.

In the men’s draw three Hong Kong players also made it through, with top seed and defending champion Max Lee joined by Dick Lau and Leo Au. All three are in the top half of the draw, where Max and Dick meet yet again, so the odds of a home finalist are high.

The biggest upset of the day came in the bottom half wher Malaysia’s Elvinn Keo took out second seed Jan Koukal in a tough five-setter.

All three Indian qualifiers fell, leaving it to Harinder Pal Sandhu to carry Indian hopes into the quarter-finals.

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