Malaysia reign supreme again

Malaysia's Delia Arnold (left), the world No. 18, bagged her first Singapore Open title with an 11-4, 11-8, 11-2 triumph over her sister Rachel, the 2014 champion. Delia was a British Open semi-finalist in May.
Malaysia's Delia Arnold (left), the world No. 18, bagged her first Singapore Open title with an 11-4, 11-8, 11-2 triumph over her sister Rachel, the 2014 champion. Delia was a British Open semi-finalist in May. PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

Malaysia continued their dominance of the Old Chang Kee Singapore Squash Open with victories in the men's and women's premier divisions yesterday.

Asian Games champion Ong Beng Hee needed 57 minutes but eventually retained his title as he beat compatriot Valentino Bong 11-3, 11-6, 9-11, 3-11, 11-5 at the Kallang Squash Centre.

World No. 18 Delia Arnold captured her maiden Singapore Open crown with an 11-4, 11-8, 11-2 win over her sister Rachel, the 2014 champion.

Said Delia, a British Open semi-finalist in May: "Rachel has improved a lot since the last time we played. It will only get tougher to beat her."

Singaporean Sneha Sivakumar won the girls' Under-15 category, beating Hong Kong's Lau Tin Yan 11-9, 11-9, 11-6.

In a tense masters final, Peter Hill beat Anders Yeo 12-10, 6-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-9.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 21, 2015, with the headline 'Malaysia reign supreme again'. Print Edition | Subscribe