PETALING JAYA: Junior Avengers pulled off a stunning surprise when they beat Junior Terminators 8-4 to emerge as the champions of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Junior Mixed Team Championship here in Bukit Kiara.
Led by captain Jacky Kok Jing Hong, Junior Avengers started the ball rolling when they took the first match through Chan Wen Tse-Siti Zulaikha Azmi who defeated Adiyna Anuar-Ong Xin Yee 15-9,13-15,15-12.
Junior Terminators, however, were not to be denied as they bounced back to take a 2-1 lead through Jimmy Wong-Cheng Su Yin and Mohd Faiq Haziq-Owen Low but their joy was shortlived.
Junior Avengers stepped on the gas as they went on a rampage to win the next six matches on a trot to take a 7-2 lead through the boys’ singles - Eogene Ewe Eon, V. Poopathi, Jan Jireh Lee; girls singles Siti Nurshuhaini Azman, Chan Wen Tse; and the boys’ doubles pair of Beh Chun Meng-Liew Xun.
Ong Xin Yee and Mohd Faiq Haziq pulled up to 4-7 for the Junior Terminators in the next two matches before Cheng Su Hui-Go Pei Kee made it an 8-4 win for the Junior Avengers.
The win had put Junior Avengers and Junior Terminators on the same two points from two matches played but they were differentiated by the number of games won in all matches.
Junior Avengers bt Junior Terminators 8-4 (Chan Wen Tse-Siti Zulaikha Azmi bt Adiyna Anuar-Ong Xin Yee 15-9,13-15,15-12; Jacky Kok-Go Pei Kee lost to Jimmy Wong-Cheng Su Yin 13-15,15-14,8-15; Chee Hong Wei-Lee Yen Wei lost to Mohd Faiq Haziq-Owen Low 15-14,8-15,14-15; Eogene Ewe Eon bt Dylan Ooi 13-15,15-11,15-12; V. Poopathi bt Mohd Fazriq Mohd Razif 9-15,15-3,15-11; Lim Shin bt Siti Nurshuhaini Azman 8-15,15-14,15-10; Beh Chun Meng-Liew Xun bt Bryan Jeremy-Mohd Haikal Hanafi 15-12,15-14; Jan Jireh Lee bt Kee Is Qian 15-5,15-13; Chan Wen Tse bt Shaneesa Shahidi 15-8,15-12; Siti Zulaikha Azmi lost to Ong Xin Yee 15-14,9-15,8-15; Cheng Su Hui-Go Pei Kee bt Lee Xin Jie-Oh Jia Qi 15-9,15-7; Yeow Chun Cher lost to Mohd Faiq 15-11,14-15,10-15).
Junior Transformers bt Junior Dominators 7-5 (Justin Hoh-Khor Jing Wen lost to Goh Boon Zhe+Low Yeen Yuan 13-15,13-15; Lim Yi Wei-Tan Zhing Hui lost to Carmen Ting-Oo Shan Zi 11-15,11-15; Kong Teck Joon-Lim Wei Hou lost to Ferdinan Ramno-Lok Hong Quan 12-15,13-15; Hanz Haiqal Azahawari bt Ong Ken Yon 6-15,15-14,7-15; Aaron Tai bt Ayu Fu Sheng 15-9,15-14; Kok Jia Cheng-Wan Mohd Arif Wan Junaidi bt Goh Boon Zhe-Wong Vin Sean 15-12,8-15,15-11; Joanne Ng-Valeree Siow bt Low Yeen Yuan-Tan Zhing Yi 13-15,15-10,15-11; Lim Yi Wei lost to Carmen Ting 9-15,4-15; Tan Zhing Hui bt Oo Shan Zi 15-13,15-11; Justin Hoh bt Chia Jeng Hon 15-13,11-15,15-12; Low Han Chen bt Ferdinan Ramno 15-12,15-12; Khor Jing Wen bt Tan Zhing Yi 13-15,15-10,15-8).