Rachel (front) is having a slump in form, but coach Genever is confdent she and the rest of the team will deliver.
SINGAPORE: Four out of five golds is achievable.
Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia head coach Peter Genever is confident that target is well within reach despite the likes of Mohd Addeen Idrakie, Rachel Arnold and Vanessa Raj all experiencing a slump in form.
The individual event starts Tuesday while the team event begins on Thursday.
“Some of them have been performing below par in recent weeks but the training has been good and everyone is motivated to win,” said Genever.
“They understand the targets that they’ve been set and are looking forward to the competition.
“The whole team is good to go.”
World No. 115 Sanjay Singh Chal, who made his first professional final last month, is the top seed and favourite for the individual gold medal.
He is expected to face minimal resistance from Singapore’s Samuel Kang in the semi-finals and set up an all-Malaysian final against second seed Addeen.
In the men’s team event, Malaysia’s toughest opponents will be Singapore, who have two experienced players – 29-year-old Vivian Rhamanan and 26-year-old Marcus Phua.
The Malaysian women – Rachel, Vanessa, Teh Min Jie and Zulhijjah Azan – are expected to sweep aside all their opponents for an individual and team double.
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