SINGAPORE: The Malaysian shuttlers preparing for the world junior championships enjoyed mixed fortunes on the first day of play at the Singapore Satellite tournament at the Singapore Badminton Hall yesterday.
The top boys' pair of Hoon Thien How-Tan Boon Heong upset top seed Nuttaphon Narkthong-Parnuvat Ngernsrisuk of Thailand 15-12, 15-4 to reach the second round.
But singles players Lim Kenn, Tan Chun Seang and Chong Wei Feng crashed out in the first rounds.
Lim Kenn lost 11-15, 5-15 to Singaporean Gerald Ho; Chun Seang was beaten 5-15, 7-15 by Vietnamese Nguyen Quang Minh; and Wei Feng battled for 83 minutes before losing 15-4, 11-15, 15-17 to Singaporean Aaron Tan.
The other three of the six-member training squad for the world junior championships in Vancouver next month – Mohd Hafiz Shaharuddin, Azrihanif Azahar, Mohd Shafiq Jamaluddin – advanced to the second round.
Men's singles: Yeoh Kay Bin bt Achmad Rivai (Ina) 15-11, 15-7; Mohd Hafiz Shaharuddin bt Shawn Tan (Sin) 15-0, 15-5; Mohd Hazwan Jamaluddin bt Brian Koh (Sin) 15-2, 15-4; Tan Chun Seang lost to Nguyen Quang Minh (Vie) 5-15, 7-15; Lok Chong Chieh bt Chew Swee Hau (Sin) 15-12, 10-15, 1-10 (rtd); Mohd Nazree Latifi bt Lee Wooi Cheat 15-5, 15-1; Kuan Beng Hong bt Zhang Yang (Hkg) 15-2, 7-15, 17-14; Abdul Latif Mohd Ariff bt Yap Chun Wei (Sin) 15-5, 15-1;
Lim Kenn lost to Gerald Ho (Sin) 11-15, 5-15; Azrihanif Azahar bt Shen Wen Hao Hamon (Sin) 15-3, 15-1; Lim Chen Wet bt Ng Zong Ren (Sin) 15-6, 15-2; Chong Wei Feng lost to Aaron Tan (Sin) 15-4, 11-15, 15-17; Chan Kwong Beng bt Ian Yeo (Sin) 15-5, 15-2; Raymond Steven lost to Hung Yuk Wong (Hkg) 8-15, 10-15; K. Yogendran bt Endra Kurniawan (Ina) 15-7, 15-11; Liew Daren lost to Tran Thanh Hai (Vie) 8-15, 15-12, 12-15;
Law Yew Thien bt Roy Pur No Mo (Ina) 17-14, 15-6; Vountus Indra Mawan bt Terry Yeo (Sin) 15-1, 15-9; Zairul Hafiz Zainuddin bt Tommy Sugiarto (Ina) 15-4, 17-14; Vincent Chua lost to Arvind Bhat (Ind) 7-15, 6-15; Ismail Saman bt Adisak Wiriyapadungpong (Tha) 15-2, 15-7; Chong Kien Ling bt Kenny Quek 15-12, 15-7; Zulfari Abdullah lost to Nguyen Tien Minh (Vie) 3-15, 0-15; Mohd Syafiq Jamaluddin bt Alvin Fu (Sin) 15-10, 15-13; Chan Yan Kit bt James Chua 15-6, 11-4 (rtd).
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