Ju­niors im­press Yoke Meng

New Straits Times - - Sport -

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

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