Sports World: Evans, Ng and two S'poreans in last 16

Evans, Ng and two S'poreans in last 16

World No. 1 female snooker player Reanne Evans of England led the top seeds into the knockout stages at the World Women's Snooker Championship.

The 31-year-old beat Nutcharut Wongharuthai of Thailand 5-0 yesterday at Safra Toa Payoh to end the group stage with a perfect 3-0 win-loss mark in Group C. Second-placed Singaporean Hoe Shu Wah made the round of 16 too.

Despite losing 1-4 to Hong Kong's second seed Ng On Yee in Group D, top local player Charlene Chai also advanced to today's round of 16.


Stags lose heavily for 2nd straight week

S-League football club Tampines Rovers suffered their second away mauling in as many weeks in the AFC Cup last night, in a 0-4 loss to Hanoi FC in the Vietnamese capital.

They are third in Group G with three points from three games, ahead of Malaysia Super League side Felda United (two points), who drew 0-0 in Bacolod City with hosts Ceres La Salle.

The Philippine team lead Hanoi on goal difference with both on five points. The Stags host the Vietnam side next on April 4.


Quah qualifies for SEA Games 50m fly

The second day of the China Life 48th Singapore National Age Group Swimming Championships for seniors saw Quah Ting Wen making the qualifying mark for the women's 50m butterfly event for the upcoming SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.

The 24-year-old met the mark during the heats, clocking 27.41sec, under the qualifying time of 27.47. In the evening finals, she proceeded to lower her timing with a time of 27.22.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 16, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe