KUALA LUMPUR (26 December 2017): Bangsar Hawks Badminton Club (BC) remain winless after their latest 6-14 defeat to reigning champions, Petaling Jaya BC during their SS Purple League (SSPL) 2017/18 Phase 1 match at the Sports Arena Sentosa, Old Klang Road earlier today.
Petaling Jaya BC raced to a 3-0 lead as their captain, Goh Giap Chin demolished Bangsar Hawks BC’s debutant, Wu Song Jian in straight sets (11-1, 11-9, 11-5) in the first match of the tie.
Bangsar Hawk BC’s Shen Yabing looked to have levelled the overall score as she was cruising in the women’s singles match, winning the first two sets. But lacklustre displays allowed her opponent, Supanida Katethong to get back into the game and eventually secure a 3-2 (8-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-6, 9-5) win for Petaling Jaya BC.
Inspired by that comeback, Petaling Jaya BC’s Chooi Kah Ming and Low Juan Shen performed admirably to defeat Bangsar Hawks BC’s pair of Dede Ryan Philip and Yap Qar Siong 3-1 (11-10, 7-11, 11-5, 11-9) in the men’s doubles match.
Bangsar Hawks BC’s Liu Lin and Hiripong Sathorn fought valiantly to win their mixed doubles match 3-2 (11-7, 11-7, 8-11, 4-11, 11-8) against opponents, K. Yogendran and Ti Wei Chyi but the result was enough to seal Petaling Jaya BC’s third win of the season.
Hong Kong international, Lee Cheuk Yiu put the finishing touches to Petaling Jaya BC’s win as he easily beat Bangsar Hawks BC’s Zulhelmi Zulkiffli 3-0 (11-8, 11-8, 11-6)in the last men’s singles match.
“I feel that we didn’t perform to our best today even though we won our match. The 11-points system is quite challenging as we have to stay on our toes all the time and if we slip up, it will be hard for us to win,” said Petaling Jaya BC’s Low Juan Shen.
“With our win today, we have now registered three wins and only lost once. We have a high chance of qualifying for the Finals as we have only three more games left to secure a spot in the top six,” added Low.