Monday March 4, 2013
Malaysian juniors on course for two titles in Haarlem
By KNG ZHENG GUAN
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia stand a chance to win two titles at the Dutch International Junior Open badminton championships in Haarlem.
Ho Yen Mei, seeded ninth-16, was in her element yesterday. She scored a thrilling 21-14, 17-21, 21-18 win over Hong Kong’s Ng Wing Yung in the girls’ singles semi-finals.
Earlier in the last eight on Saturday, she was an easy 21-9, 21-15 winner over Belgium’s Flore Vandenhoucke. Yen Mei will take on Thailand’s Sarita Suwanakijboriharn for the title.
As for Joyce Choong-Yap Cheng Wen, they reached the girls’ doubles final after a 21-12, 22-20 win over Germany’s Anika Dorr-Franziska Volkmann.
There was, however, no joy for Malaysian top junior Soong Joo Ven. He lost 15-21, 20-22 to Thailand’s Pannawit Thongnuam in the boys’ singles semi-finals.
*Malaysian results only
Boys’ doubles: Darren Isaac Devadass-Ong Yew Sin bt Greg Mairs- Michael Roe (Eng) 21-9, 21-15; Cheam June Wei-Lim Chi Wing bt Kirill Boyarskyi-Andrey Dolotov (Rus) 22-24, 21-6, 21-9; Chua Khek Wei-Woon Mun Choon bt Jonathan Dolan-David Walsh (Irl) 17-21, 21-16, 21-13.
Girls’ doubles: Joyce Choong-Yap Cheng Wen bt Natcha Saengchote-Sarita Suwanakijboriharn (Tha) 19-21, 21-14, 21-15; Olga Morozova-Natalia Rogova (Rus) bt Ho Yen Mei-S. Kisona 21-15, 21-14.
Boys’ singles: Soong Joo Ven bt Tang Chun Man (Hkg) 21-17, 10-21, 21-19; Pannawit Thongnuam (Tha) bt Cheam June Wei 21- 15, 15-21, 21-18. Boys’ doubles: Antoine Lodiot-Julien Maio (Fra) bt Darren Isaac Devadass-Ong Yew Sin 21-17, 21-9; Mark Caljouw-Justin Teeuwen (Ned) bt Cheam June Wei-Lim Chi Wing 21-13, 20-22, 21- 13; Chua Khek Wei-Woon Mun Choon bt Milozs Bochat-Mateusz Swierczynski (Pol) 21-13, 21-13.
Girls’ singles: Ho Yen Mei bt Flore Vandenhoucke (Bel) 21-9, 21-15.
Girls’ doubles: Joyce Choong-Yap Cheng Wen bt Myke Halkenna- Manon Sibbald (Ned) 21-17, 21-14.
Boys’ singles: Pannawit Thongnuam (Tha) bt Soong Joo Ven 21-15, 22-20.
Girls’ singles: Ho Yen Mei bt Ng Wing Yung (Hkg) 21-14, 17-21, 21-18.
Girls’ doubles: Joyce Choong-Yap Cheng Wen bt Anika Dorr- Franziska Volkmann (Ger) 21-12, 22-20.