Max carries home hopes as Lisa wins leftie battle with Joey
Hopes of home victories in the Crocodile Challenge Cup are still alive, but Scotland’s Lisa Aitken dealt those hopes a big blow as she beat second seed Joey Chan in an all-left-hander battle at Hong Kong Squash Centre.
Aitken’s win, one of the best of her career, sets up a semi-final with third seed Line Hansen who also beat a HK opponent in qualifier Lee Ka Yi.
In the men’s quarter-finals top seed and defending champion Max Lee won the latest in a long series of matches against compatriot Dick Lau, and now meets third seed Campbell Grayson who dashed hopes of a guaranteed HK finalist as he beat Leo Au.
The other semi-final features two unseeded players after India’s Harinder Pal Sandhu and Egypt’s Mazen Hesham won their last eight matches.