Juniors impress Yoke Meng
KWAN Yoke Meng believes the national juniors’ standard of play has improved following the conclusion of the Malaysian Schools Sports Council (MSSM) badminton meet yesterday.
The Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) coach attributed the progress to the state development programmes, and he hopes to see continuous improvement in the years to come.
Yoke Meng said: “I am pleased because the standard of our junior shuttlers has improved so much compared to previous years.
“Already I can pick out a few outstanding players and they are not BJSS students.
“I am pleased that our BJSS shuttlers were in most of the Under-18 finals, but it was the Under-15 and Under-12 categories that caught my attention.”
Yoke Meng, who is in charge of Form Four and Five students at BJSS, singled out Under-12 boys’ singles champion Eogene Ewe Eon from Perak, Under-15 girls’ singles runner-up Letshanaa A. Karupathevan and Arena Satu Samin of Sabah as the outstanding non BJSS shuttlers.
RESULTS (all finals) — Under-12, Boys’ singles: Eogene Ewe Eon (Prk) bt Kimi Ng In Qin (Ked) 21-15, 21-17; Doubles: Bryan Jeremy Goonting-Low Han Chen (KL) bt Chew Chen HongMuhammad Faiq Haziq Masawi (Sel) 21-12, 21-17; Under-15 — Boys’ singles: Muhd Atef Haikal Taufik (Sel) bt Hamizan Moses (Sab) 24-26, 21-16, 21-16; Doubles: Muazzam Danish Hanafi-Muhd Atef Haikal Taufik (Sel) bt Jacky Kok-Muhammad Erfan Abdul Rahman (Ked) 21-19, 22-20; Under-18 — Boys’ singles: Chia Weijie (KL) bt Neville Baptist Nosius Luaran (Sab) 13-21, 21-14, 21-13; Doubles: Chia Weijie-Tee Kai Wun (KL) bt Chung Kin WaiShaun Wong (Sel) 21-8, 21-11.
Girls’ — Under-12, Singles: Chew Tze Teng (NS) bt Sarah Ngu Xian Meow (KL) 21-18, 21-14; Doubles: Lai Ting Cen-Ung Yi Xing (NS) bt Lim Yi Wei-Sarah Ngu Xian Meow (KL) 18-21, 21-13, 21-11; Under-15 — singles: Go Pei Kee (Joh) bt Letshanaa A.Karupathevan (Sel) 21-16, 7-21, 21-18; Doubles: Go Pei Kee-Myisha Mohd Khairul (Joh) bt Cheng Su HuiCheng Su Yin (Ked) 21-15, 16-21, 21-17; Under-18 — singles: Eoon Qi Xuan (Per) bt Eng Sin Jou (Ked) 21-11, 17-21, 21-14; Doubles: Eng Sin Jou-Pearly Tan (Ked) bt Toh Ee Wei-Yap Ling (Mel) 14-21, 21-16, 22-20; Mixed doubles: Wyman Goh-Toh Ee Wei (Mel) bt Tee Kai Wun-Wong Kha Yan (KL) 21-16, 21-13. Fabian Peter