Double delight for Ferdinan and Dania

PETALING JAYA: National juniors Ferdinan Ramno and Dania Sofea Zaidi were the big winners at the Malaysian Schools Sports Council (MSSM) badminton championships in Kuching when they both captured the singles and doubles titles in the boys’ Under-18 and girls’ Under-15 categories yesterday.

In the Under-18 category, Sabah’s Ferdinan beat Johor’s Wee Yee Tern 21-8, 21-15 in the boys’ singles before combining with Aguwel Andrew to overcome Kedah’s Khoh Jian Cheng-Lim Zheng Hong 21-17, 21-14 in the boys’ doubles.

Johor’s Dania Sofea followed suit in the girls’ Under-15 category after defeating Selangor’s Eng Ler Qi 21-14, 12-21, 21-17 in a hard-fought encounter.

Dania then partnered Lai Eyu and again beat Ler Qi and Sheyeon Wong E Shwen 21-14, 21-9.

Meanwhile, Johor’s Lim Shin triumphed in the Under-18 girls’ singles after getting the better of Negri Sembilan’s Chew Tze Teng 21-17, 21-16.

Penang’s Celine Ng-Tan Shen Thing took home the Under-18 girls’ doubles title after battling past Sabah’s Cassey Rynn Rompog-Jovine Calvin 18-21, 21-17, 21-13. n BOYS


Under-12: Khashah Khairul Azlan (Kel) bt Marcus Hang Yug Hwei (Pah) 21-15, 23-21.

Under-15: Razeeq Danial Roslie (Sel) bt Nixon Ang Jia Shen (Pen) 21-9, 21-18.

Under-18: Ferdinan Ramno (Sab) bt Wee Yee Tern (Joh) 21-8, 21-15.


Under-15: Datu Anif Isaac-Hymns Isaiah Shim (Sab) bt Damien Ling Tang Le-Ethan Oh Joon Hui (Sel) 21-13, 21-13.

Under-18: Aguwel James Andrew-Ferdinan Ramno (Sab) bt Khoh Jian Cheng-Lim Zheng Hong (Ked) 21-17, 21-14.



Under-12: Low Zi Yu (Joh) bt Chong Wan Xin (Pah) 21-14, 21-9.

Under-15: Dania Sofea Zaidi (Joh) bt Eng Ler Qi (Sel) 21-14, 12-21, 21-17.

Under-18: Lim Shin (Joh) bt Chew Tze Teng (Nse) 21-17, 21-16.


Under-15: Dania Sofea Zaidi-Lai Eyun (Joh) bt Eng Ler Qi-Sheyeon Wong E Shwen (Sel) 21-14, 21-9.

Under-18: Celine Ng-Tan Shen Thing (Pen) bt Cassey Rynn Rompog-Jovine Calvin (Sab) 18-21, 21-17, 21-13.

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