CYBERJAYA (20 FEBRUARY 2022): Kajang United BC players hit purple patch and clinched the AEON Credit Purple League Junior 2021/2022 (ACPLJ) title by securing the most points overall (176-122) during the grand finale of the tournament today in Cyberjaya.
Kajang United BC’s mixed doubles pair of Chua Jin Yang – Dylyvya Saha did not have to lift their rackets in the first game after being awarded a walkover by Ayer Hitam BC.
Ayer Hitam BC however, pegged Kajang United BC back when Tan Wei Liang downed Amirul Imran (11-10, 11-10, 11-6) in the boys singles.
In the girls singles, an in-form Oo Shan Zi from Ayer Hitam BC pulled out all the stops and notched a (6-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-10) over Kajang United BC’s Lee Yu Shan.
The scratch combination of Chong Jenson – Ooi Yi Hern continued Ayer Hitam BC’s winning momentum as they toppled Kajang United BC’s Goh Yi Qin – Wong Zhi Kang (7-11, 10-11, 11-10, 11-8, 11-8).
However, lady luck was on Kajang United BC side as they earned another walkover when Ayer Hitam pulled out of the final game.
Kajang United BC’s head coach Fung Seng was ecstatic with his team’s performance and glad that their hard work has paid off. According to Fung Seng “We have been preparing for this tournament since last year and I am glad that the players have shown resilience despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. They have been training hard and I can see how much this win means to them”.
He added “I would also like to express my gratitude towards the Malaysia Purple League (MPL) for organising this tournament as it allows young shuttlers in our country to sharpen their skills. We hope that more competitive platforms like the ACPLJ will be organised in the future”
On the other hand, sharing the honours with Kajang United BC was Perling BC who made short work of Butterworth BC (10-7) to clinch the Under 15 title.
Malaysia Purple League (MPL)’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ho Khek Mong who was present at the venue commended all the finalists. He said “I would like to congratulate all players who participated today. They have indeed raised the bar for future Malaysia Purple League competitions”
He added “I would also like to thank all teams for participating in this year’s edition of the tournament and growing together with the Malaysia Purple League”
A total of 38 teams participated in the AEON Credit Purple League Junior 2021/2022 this year and the grand finale was held today at the House of Champions, Gem in Mall in Cyberjaya.
Kajang United BC players celebrating their Under-18 title victory with Malaysia Purple League’s Chief Operating Officer, Ho Khek Mong (on the left) and AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad’s Managing Director, Daisuke Maeda (on the right).
Perling BC players sharing their Under-15 title winning moment with Malaysia Purple League’s Chief Operating Officer, Ho Khek Mong (on the left) and AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad’s Managing Director, Daisuke Maeda (on the right).