Tennis

Published: Sunday February 10, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday May 7, 2013 MYT 6:16:11 PM

Musica too good for Malaysian Tigers

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Tigers Bad­min­ton Club can walk tall despite losing 2-3 to favourites Musica Champion in the final of the Indonesian Super League in Jakarta.

The Malaysian team, led by first singles shuttler Liew Daren, bowed out after battling for four hours and 33 minutes.

The winners got US$40,000 while the Malaysians earned US$20,000.

It was sweet revenge for Musica Cham­pion after losing to the Malaysians 2-3 in their opening Group B tie last Sunday. Then, Daren had scored a famous win over compatriot and world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei.

Yesterday, though, Daren fought gallantly before going down 21-11, 14-21, 16-21 to Tommy Sugiarto.

Chong Wei did not play in the final as he was only committed to playing two matches with the club.

The Malaysians had a good chance to equal the score but world No. 9 Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong surprisingly lost 21-16, 19-21, 11-21 to the scratch pair of Rian Sukamwan-Rendy Wijaya.

Chong Wei Feng and Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem levelled the score after winning their respective matches. Wei Feng upset veteran Lee Hyun-il 21-15, 21-19 while Khim Wah-V Shem downed Fran Kurniawan-Hadi Saputra 22-20, 21-19.

It was then up to Arif to get the winning point but he fell 18-21, 19-21 to Chou Tien-chen.

(Ties involving Malaysian Tigers Badmin­ton Club only)

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Group B: bt Musica Champion 3-2 (Liew Daren bt Lee Chong Wei 23-21, 21-14; Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong bt Rian Sukmawan-Rendra Wijaya 21-14, 15-21, 21-18; Chong Wei Feng lost to Tommy Sugiarto 15-21, 22-24; Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem bt Sigit Budiarto-Fran Kurniawan (Ina) 21-16, 21-14; Mohd Arif Abdul Latif lost to Lee Hyun-il 16-21, 10-21);

bt Tonami Badminton Club Japan 4-1 (Daren bt Sho Sasaki 21-16, 21-12; Thien How-Wee Kiong bt Noriyasu Hirata-Hirokatsu Hashimoto 21-19, 19-21, 21-16; Wei Feng bt Riichi Takeshita 21-16, 21-7; Khim Wah-V Shem bt Keigo Sonoda-Takeshi Kamura 21-15, 23-21; Arif lost to Sho Zeniya 19-21, 19-21);

lost to Jaya Raya (Daren lost to Boonsak Ponsana 12-21, 21-18, 13-21; Thien How-Wee Kiong lost to Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan 14-21, 19-21; Wei Feng lost to Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 15-21, 19-21; Khim Wah-V Shem bt Angga Pratama-Bona Septano 21-21, 21-5; Arif bt Adi Pratama 21-14, 14-21, 21-14);

bt SGS PLN 4-1 (Daren lost to Kenichi Tago 21-17, 14-21, 9-21; Thien How-Wee Kiong bt Hendra Gunawan-Yonathan Suryatama Dasuki 21-17, 21-13; Chong Wei Feng bt Wang Zhengming 21-16, 10-21, 23-21; V Shem-Khim Wah bt Senatria Agus Setia Putra-Suherlan 21-9, 21-18; Arif bt Taufik Hidayat 21-13, 21-8).

Semi-final: bt Jaya Raya Suryanaga 3-2 (Daren lost to Sony Dwi Kuncoro 11-21, 13-21; Thien How-Wee Kiong bt Alven Yulianto-Ryan Agung Saputra 21-13, 21-11; Wei Feng lost to Hu Yun 21-18, 17-21, 15-21; Khim Wah-V Shem bt Christopher Rusdianto-Trikusuma Wardhana 21-11, 21-15; Arif bt Wong Wing Ki 23-21, 21-16).

Final: lost to Musica Champion 2-3 (Daren lost 21-11, 14-21, 16-21 to Tommy Sugiarto; Thien How-Wee Kiong lost to Rian Sukmawan-Rendra Wijaya 21-16, 19-21, 11-21; Wei Feng bt Lee Hyun-il 21-15, 21-19; Khim Wah-V Shem bt Fran Kurniawan-Hadi Saputra 22-20, 21-19; Arif lost to Chou Tien-chen 18-21, 19-21).

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Group X: lost to Unisys Badminton Club-Japan 2-3 (Tee Jing Ji lost to Shizuka Uchida 14-21, 13-21; Amelia Alicia Ancelly-Soong Fie Choo lost to Ayaka Takahashi-Misaki Matsutomo 21-23, 23-25; Lydia Cheah lost to Masayo Nojirino 19-21, 22-24; Marylen Ng Paou Leng-Vivian Hoo bt Ayane Kurihara-Naru Shinoya 21-15, 21-14; Sonia Cheah bt Eriko Miki 21-16, 21-14);

bt Muriata Bandung 4-1 (Jing Yi bt Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 23-21, 21-18; Amelia-Fie Choo bt Suci Rizki Andini-Devi Tika Permatasari 21-16, 21-18; Sonia Cheah bt Aprilla Yuswandari 21-10, 16-21, 21-12; Vivian-Marylen bt Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah-Melvira Oklamona 16-21, 21-18, 24-22; Yang Li Lian lost to Hera Desi 19-21, 21-11, 9-21);

lost 0-5 to Jaya Raya (Jing Yi lost 13-21, 13-21 to Minatsu Mitani; Amelia-Fie Choo lost Pia Zebadiah Bernadet-Rizki Amelia Pradipta 11-21, 21-17, 10-21; Sonia lost to Busanan Ongbumrungpan 23-21, 15-21, 12-21; Vivian-Shevon Lai Jemie lost to Nitya Krishinda Maheswari-Anneke Feinya Agustin 14-21, 15-21; Li Lian lost to Balaetrix Manuputy 17-21, 16-21).

Tags / Keywords: Others, Sport, Sport, Sport, Badminton, Malaysian Tigers Badminton Club, Indonesian Super League

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