KUALA LUMPUR (22 December 2017): Kepong BC were push to the limit but still managed to overcome Serdang BC 10-8 during their SS Purple League 2017/18 Phase 1 match at the Sports Arena Sentosa, Old Klang Road earlier today.
Lim Chi Wing came good on his first SSPL 2017/18 appearance as he gifted Kepong BC an early 3-0 (11-6, 11-9, 11-4) win over Serdang BC’s Yu Chen in the first men’s singles match.
It was another straight sets win for Kepong BC in the women’s singles match with Ho Yen Mei – who is on a hot streak having won all her matches thus far – defeating her national teammate, Serdang BC’s Lee Ying Ying 3-0 (11-10, 11-9, 11-7).
Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub and Yang Po Han then secured the victory for Kepong BC as they came from 2 sets down to win the match 3-2 (8-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-10, 7-6) in the men’s doubles match against Serdang BC’s Pei Tian Yi and Tan Jinn Hwa.
Serdang BC recorded a straight sets win of their own as their Chinese Taipei mixed doubles pair of Chen Hsiao Huan and Lu Ching Yao put in a comprehensive display to beat Kepong BC’s Ng Wing Yung and Goh Soon Huat 3-0 (11-9, 11-6, 11-6).
Leong Jun Hao continued his impressive early season form as the Serdang BC player beat Kepong BC’s Thongnuam Pannawit 3-1 (11-9, 11-7, 10-11, 11-9) in the last match to ensure his team finish the game on a positive note.
"I hope that my players will continue to improve their game as we will be facing even tougher opponents in the coming matches. Today we were lucky as we managed to win the men's doubles match to secure the victory despite losing our last two matches," said Kepong BC's Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif.
"For the next few games, I might need to make some adjustments to the lineup especially our mixed doubles pairing because we aim to qualify for the Grand Finals as one of the best six teams," added Zakry.