Ivan Yuen outlasted a fighting Mohammad Syafiq Kamal to capture the SRAM PSA Challenger men’s title at the National Squash Center in Bukit Jalil.
Aifa Azman continued her mastery over Ooi Kah Yan to clinch the women’s title.
The top seeded Ivan, who was made to work hard for his semi-final win over Addeen Idrakie yesterday, was up in a similar situation in the final.
But the world number 46 kept his composure to win the match 16-14, 9-11, 11-3, 11-5 as Syafiq ran out of steam as the match progressed.
It was Ivan’s sixth win over Syafiq on the PSA circuit although his previous win over the 79th ranked Syafiq came a good five years ago at the Hong Kong International.
Aifa also kept her clean slate against Kah Yan, winning 11-9, 11-5, 11-8 in the final. It was her fourth win over Kah Yan on the circuit.
The next leg of the SRAM PSA Challenger will take place from May 19-22.
MEN: Ivan Yuen bt Mohammad Syafiq Kamal 16-14, 9-11, 11-3, 11-5
WOMEN: Aifa Azman bt Ooi Kah Yan 11-9, 11-5, 11-8