KUALA LUMPUR: South Korea’s Son Wan-ho gave Puchong United BC a huge lift at the Resorts World Genting Purple League.
The 27-year-old defeated seasoned campaigner Ronald Susilo 11-9, 11-4, 11-7 at the Sports Arena Sentosa in Jalan Klang Lama to steer his team to second spot in the standing.
His win against the 36-year-old Ronald saw Puchong United BC defeat Ampang Jaya BC 14-4.
Wan-ho, the world No. 11 player, made up ground after his team-mates Yoo Yeon-seong-Victor Ong lost 11-9, 11-4, 8-11, 8-11, 4-11 to Chin Chuan Jue-Kim Astrup Sorensen in a 51-minute men’s doubles match.
Their other wins came through Hsueh Hsuan-yi, Chenh Wen-hsing-Yew Hong Kheng and Wan Yi Tang.
While the Korean number one Wan-ho soared for Puchong United BC, the former Korean No. 1 Lee Hyun-il continued to shine for Muar City BC.
Hyun-il defeated Wan Mas Ami 11-2, 11-8, 11-6 in just 22 minutes to wrap-up Muar City BC’s sensational 15-1 win over Bangsar Hawks BC on Thursday. The team’s other wins came from Tan Chun Seang, Kim Mun-hee, Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying and Han Sang-hun-Tan Wee Kiong.
Hot favourite Muar City BC continues to lead the 12-member field with an overwhelming 49-game lead in the league after completing five ties.
Puchong United BC bt Ampang Jaya BC 14-4 (Hsueh Hsuan-yi bt Muhd Syawal Mohd Ismail 11-6, 11-7, 11-6; Cheng Wen-hsing-Yew Hong Kheng bt Kuan Kam Chung-Ng Hui Ern 11-8, 11-10, 11-3; Victor Ong-Yoo Yeon-seong lost to Chin Chuan Jue-Kim Astrup Sorensen 11-9, 11-4, 8-11, 9-11, 4-11; Son Wan-ho bt Ronald Susilo 11-9, 11-4, 11-7; Wan Yi Tang bt Desiree Siow 11-8, 11-4, 7-11, 11-9).
Muar City BC bt Bangsar Hawks BC 15-1 (Tan Chun Seang bt Mohd Arif Abdul Latif 11-5, 4-11, 11-5, 11-5; Kim Mun-hee bt Sylvia Kavita Kumares 11-6, 11-1. 11-2; Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying bt Muhd Adib Haiqal Nuriwa-Nurhani 11-2, 11-4, 11-5; Han Sang-hun-Tan Wee Kiong bt Leong Wen Hao-Zulhelmi Zulkiffli 11-8, 11-1, 11-7; Lee Hyun-il bt Wan Mas Ami 11-2, 11-8, 11-6).