Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wee Wern sets sights on seniors

From the Malaysian Star

Malaysia's British Junior Open champion Low Wee Wern will turn 19 this month, and she is no longer eligible to compete in junior tournaments.

The Penangite will now turn her attention to competing on the Wispa circuit tournaments to improve on her world rankings.

The three-time Asian junior champion, whose birthday is on July 25, said that it was a disappointment that she would not get to take part in the World Juniors for Under-19 players in Chennai (July 31-Aug 5).

"I have to concentrate on playing in more professional tournaments," said the world No. 38 ranked Wee Wern, who hopes to get among the top 30 by the end of the year.

"I will play in at least eight tournaments over the next six months to achieve my goal."

Wee Wern, who bagged the British Junior Open Under-19 title in January, is now the fourth ranked national player behind Nicol David, Delia Arnold and Sharon Wee.

She will feature in the US$16,000 NSC Series No. 6 tournament, starting today at the National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil. Wee Wern is third seed and will meet Japan’s Misaki Kobayashi in the first round. She is tipped to play against world No. 23 and top seed Delia Arnold in the semi-finals.

"I defeated Delia in the Sukma (Malaysia Games) final in Terengganu last year. But this time I can expect a tough match as Delia is well-prepared after a recent three-month training stint in England," said Wee Wern, who has been training for six years under Aaron Soyza in Penang.

1 comment:

  1. It's a pity she can't play the world juniors, but she has a great future, that's for sure.