PETALING JAYA: Serdang Badminton Club cruised into the Aeon Credit Purple League Junior (ACPLJ) Grand Finals when they notched a 15-4 win over Subang Jaya BC in the last leg (group stage) of the Under-18 competition in Cheras yesterday.
Ting Wen Xuan stole the spotlight for Serdang when he defeated Danish Iskandar 11-10, 11-6, 11-3 in the boys’ singles match.
Meanwhile, Wong Chin Hong-Wong Chuan Chui were equally impressive in the boys’ doubles when they made short work of Lee Jun Jie-Syamsul Hadi with a 11-7, 11-7, 11-8 win.
In the mixed-doubles, Yap Juin An-Lim Qi Ling staged a dramatic come-from-behind-win to beat Wong Zi Yi-Mohd Bilal 8-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-10, 11-8.
The other two winners for Serdang were Tan Yan Yi (girls’ singles) and Lim Qian Thong-Tan Po Yee (girls’ doubles).
Serdang BC’s team owner Ong Hwe Hock was ecstatic with his team’s progress to the Grand Finals.
“We have been preparing for this tournament since last year despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. I am glad the players have been consistent in their performance,” said Ewe Hock.
Despite the defeat yesterday, Subang Jaya BC will still make it to the Grand Finals as the Group A runners-up.
Completing the top four teams for the finale are Group B table toppers Kajang United BC as well as runners up Rawang BC.
The finale will be held from Feb 19-20 at the House of Champions, Gem in Mall in Cyberjaya.