PETALING JAYA: It was Wyman Goh’s turn to shine when he defeated opening-day leader Ong Ken Yon to head the standings in the 100Plus National Junior Ranking Challenge.
Wyman easily overcame Ken Yon 21-11,21-17 to put the pressure on Justin Hoh as the trio garnered two points each after three matches at the Academy Badminton Malaysia in Bukit Kiara yesterday.
“My attacking play was still weak and these younger players seem to play without any pressure whatsoever. It has certainly put the senior players in a spot.
“My position in the group is still not safe and I will need to win my next match if I want to continue to maintain my position, ” said Wyman.
Ken Yon remained second in the standings as Justin moved down to third following his 21-10,22-20 loss to Jacky Kok Jing Hong.
Lee Shun Yang and Ter Chun Long are fifth and sixth respectively with a point each.
The battle is no less intense in the girls’ singles as Eoon Qi Xuan and K. Letshaana showed their prowess.
Qi Xuan chalked up her second successive win with a 21-12,21-12 victory over Myisha Mohd Khairul as Letshaana defeated Tan Zhing Yi 21-7,21-13.
Qi Xuan and Letshaana will square up today to determine the group champion and runner-up.
“I hope I can play well tomorrow against Qi Xuan. I feel that she is much stronger than I am. But I will give it my best shot, ” said Letshaana.
At the end of the second day, Myisha and Zhing Yi are third and fourth respectively.
Meanwhile, there was a surprise in the boys’ doubles when youngsters Muhd Haikal Nazri-Wan Muhd Arif Wan Junaidi bounced back from a first-set defeat to record a 15-21,21-16,21-19 win over seniors Choong Hon Jian-Nur Firdaus Azman.
Boys’ singles: Lee Shun Yang bt Ter Chun Long 21-11,21-6; Wyman Goh bt Ong Ken Yon 21-11,21-17; Jacky Kok Jing Hong bt Justin Hoh 21-10,22-20.
Girls’ singles: Eoon Qi Xuan bt Myisha Mohd Khairul 21-12,21-12; K. Letshaana bt Tan Zhing Yi 21-7,21-13.
Boys’ doubles: Muhd Haikal Nazri-Wan Muhd Arif Wan Junaidi bt Choong Hon Jian-Nur Firdaus Azman 15-21,21-16,21-19; Lwi Sheng Hao-Yap Roy King bt Beh Chun Meng-Goh Boon Zhe 21-7,21-19.
Girls’ doubles: Pearly Tan-Toh Ee Wei bt Cheng Su Yin-Goh Pei Kee walkover; Teoh Mei Xing- Yap Ling bt Low Yeen Yuan-Valeree Siow 21-10,21-17.
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