Shevon determined to propel Ampang to first Purple League title


PETALING JAYA: Shevon Lai Jemie is on a mission to propel Ampang Jaya BC to a maiden Purple League title.

Yesterday, the national mixed doubles shuttler combined with regular partner Goh Soon Huat to help Ampang reach the semi-finals by beating Singapore Badminton Team 13-6.

Soon Huat-Shevon were in their element when they swept aside Singapore’s 11-9, 11-6, 11-5 Donovan Wee-Ho Lo Ee.

The others who won their matches for Ampang were Goh Jin Wei (women’s singles), Indonesia’s Moh Reza Isfahani-Sabar Gutama (men’s doubles), and Taiwan’s Chou Tien-chen (men’s singles).

Jin Wei had to fight tooth and nail against Megan Lee before prevailing 9-11, 11-3, 9-11, 11-4, 11-2.

Moh Reza-Sabar Gutama then got the better of Terry Hee-Loh Kean Hean 11-6, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7.

Tien-chen wrapped up the tie with a 11-8, 11-9, 11-3 victory over Lim Ming Hong.

“We are really happy to help our team reach the semi-finals.

“We don’t want to stop here and want to help our team finally win the title this year,” said Shevon.

But first, Ampang may have to overcome defending champions Puchong United in the last four.

Puchong boast the likes of world No. 9 men’s doubles pair Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi and veteran men’s singles player Liew Daren in their ranks.

Shevon acknowledged that overcoming Puchong will be no easy task.

“Puchong are a strong team on paper. They have several top players in their team. We have to be well-prepared and play very well as a team to beat them,” said Shevon.

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