INDONESIA BLOCKS MALAYSIA OF TWO FINALS

Mens’ singles, Cheam June Wei’s fine run came to end today at the Jaya Raya Indonesia International Challenge when he was defeated by Indonesian, Panji Ahmad Maulana, 21/17. 21/16 in an hour. However, there must be some relieve for the 18 year-old June Wei being the only survivor in the mens’ singles to come thus far in the tournament as his performance has not been up to the mark in the past few tournaments.

A good finish here surely means that the 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) still stands a good chance of being selected to represent the country at the World Junior Championships in Peru this November.

In the womens’ doubles, M. Thinaah/ Teoh Mei Xing were also shown the exit by Indonesians, Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso/ Serena Kani, 19/21, 21/16, 16/21 in a match that lasted for almost an hour. The Indonesians were also the semi-finalist in last week’s Maybank Malaysia International Youth U-19. Despite losing, Thinaah/ Mei Xing can walk tall as this the first time they have been partnered together and reaching the semi-finals is surely something to be proud.

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