PETALING JAYA: Klang United Badminton Club recovered from an opening day loss to defeat high-flying Cheras BC in the Junior Purple League.
The Klang outfit, managed by former national coach Yap Kim Hock, were beaten 8-10 by Kepong BC at home last week.
But they put that loss behind them to beat Cheras BC 11-7 for their first win of the season at the Sports Affairs Academy in Cheras on Sunday.
Chin Wai Kin won his boys’ singles tie by beating national junior Sim Fong Hau 11-8, 11-9, 7-11, 11-7.
The Indonesian boys’ doubles pair of Gea Kamahamas Putra-Raynaldi Dita Kusuma and Thai girls’ singles shuttler Chasinee Korepap delivered the points by winning both their matches 3-0.
Cheras BC scored their points through Ammer Amri Zainuddin-Apriani Rahayu (mixed doubles) and Ng Wan Win-Pearly Tan (girls’ doubles).
But it was not enough to prevent Cheras, who won their opening two matches, from dropping to fifth in the 11-team league. Klang United are seventh but have a game in hand.
In other results, Nusajaya BC clinched their second straight win by thrashing Serdang BC 15-4 while Ampang Jaya BC edged Kepong 11-9.
Klang United BC bt Cheras BC 11-7 (Chin Wai Kin bt Sim Fong Hau 11-8, 11-9, 7-11, 11-7; Leong Jun Hao-Lim Jing Ning lost to Ammer Amri Zainuddin-Apriani Rahayu 9-11, 7-11, 5-11; Gea Kamahamas Putra-Raynaldi Dita Kusuma bt Amirsyazwan Al-razi-Mohd Syazmil Idham 11-7, 11-10, 11-10; Chasinee Korepap bt Jauza Fadhila Sugiarto 11-7, 11-4, 11-8; Tew Jia Jia-Yap Yee lost to Ng Wan Win-Pearly Tan 6-11, 11-5, 7-11, 11-9, 8-11).
Nusajaya BC bt Serdang BC 15-4 (Tan Teck Han bt Soh Wooi Yik 11-5, 10-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-8; Lu Chia-hung-Ng Tsz Yau bt Kelvin Lim-Tan Sueh Jeou 11-6, 11-4, 11-4; Cheam June Wei-Liew Jun Rong bt Chang Ye Jun-Chia Wei Jie 11-9, 11-9, 10-11, 11-10; Seah Lin bt Kong Yi Jin 11-9, 11-9, 8-11, 11-10; Liu Chiao Yun-Wu Yu Chen bt Lim Mei Chen-Nurul Farisha 11-3, 11-6, 11-8).
Ampang Jaya BC bt Kepong BC (Tan Jia Wei bt Mohd Nuraidil 11-6, 11-8, 11-5; Ooi Zi Heng-Anna Cheong bt Po Li Wei-Teng Yen Lin 11-2, 7-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-4; Giovanna Dicky-Wishnu Cahyo bt Sim Guo Zheng-Yang Ming Tse 5-11, 11-10, 11-4, 11-4; Valeree Siow lost to Ng Qi Xuan 2-11, 5-11, 7-11; Desiree Siow-Eng Sin Jou lost to Ooi Shi Han-Toh Ee Wei 6-11, 11-9, 4-11, 11-8, 11-4).
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