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Begornia rules squash

Reymark Begornia (right) scrambles to return a shot against Malaysia’s Muhammad Amir Aminul bin Azhar in the men’s singles finals of the 5th Southeast Asian Cup Squash Championships at the Kerry Sports squash courts inside the Shangri-la Hotel at the Fort in Taguig City
Reymark Begornia (right) scrambles to return a shot against Malaysia’s Muhammad Amir Aminul bin Azhar in the men’s singles finals of the 5th Southeast Asian Cup Squash Championships at the Kerry Sports squash courts inside the Shangri-la Hotel at the Fort in Taguig City

Reymark Begornia capped his improbable run in the 5th Southeast Asian Cup Squash Championships last Wednesday night with an emphatic 8-11, 11-8, 11-5, 9-11, 11-9 win over Singapore’s Benedict Chan in the men’s singles finale at the Kerry Sports courts inside the Shangri-la Hotel in Taguig City.

In an intense duel of nerves in the deciding fifth and final set, Chan was the first to blink, succumbing to three successive mid-game errors that Begornia exploited on the way to capturing the gold medal after 61 thrilling minutes of action in the tournament organized by the Philippine Squash Academy.

It was the first major international title for the lanky 5-foot-11 racket-wielder, who completed a four-match sweep of his stint that gave the hosts their first mint in the six-nation competition backed by the Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Olympic Committee and MVP Sports Foundation.

Malaysia’s Noor Ainaa Amanti Binti Amani Binti Ampandi came back from a first-set deficit to down Singapore’s Sneha Sivakumar, 6-11, 117, 11-9, 11-6, in clinching the women’s gold medal.

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