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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 - Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) Squash team performs brilliantly as the runner-up and Third Place for the Individual Category of the Higher Education Institution (IPT) 2019 Squash Competition held at the University of Malaya (UM) Squash Complex, Kuala Lumpur.

The victory contributed a silver and a bronze medal for the UMK squash team under the guidance of experienced coach En. Shamsul Bahary Salleh.
In the final for 2nd Division Women's Individual Category, UMK team represented by Tan Phooi Yee earned a silver medal after losing to Amelinda from the host team (UM) by 11-7, 11-8, 11-4.

Meanwhile, in another match of the same category UMK squash team represented by Janet Shantini a / p Divid managed to win bronze after losing in the semi-finals to Natashya Ilyana Othman (UM) by 11-5, 11-4, 11 -6.

A proud moment of the tournament for the UMK team was one of UMK players, Chia Hui Yee who finished in the 17/32 category for the 2nd Division Women's Individual Category.
According to Youth and Sports Officer Vice-Chancellor Office (Student Affairs and Alumni), Pn Yuhanis Mat Yusoff, at this tournament, the UMK contingent sent 32 athletes to participate in the 2nd Division Women's Individual Category competition for the 2019 IPT Squash Tournament November 27 to 30, 2019.

She said UMK's participation in the tournament was to be the best platform to continue the success of squash sports internationally.

"Alhamdullilah, with these outstanding achievements we can encourage and further develop squash at the university level as well as unlock more talents for the future, “she said.

For the record, the outstanding silver medallist in this tournament is Tan Phooi Yee or Jasmine is a student of Logistics and Distribution Business (SAL), Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business.

She has won the Gold medal for 2nd Division Women's Individual Category – 1 Malaysia IPT Squash Championship Circuit 3, 2016 South Zone, Gold Medal - 1Malaysia IPT Squash Championship 2016 Final and won the Bronze - IPT Squash Championship 2017 Circuit 1 and Gold Medal - IPT Squash Championship 2017 Circuit 2.

Next, she won the gold medal at the 2017 IPT Squash Grand Final Championship and placed 11th / 24th at the Malaysian Higher Education Institution Sports (SUKIPT) 2018.

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