JASON WONG, TAM KAI CHUEN ROLL ON IN VIETNAM
by Mike Grossman (from a report filed by YANG YANG Badminton Equipment)
November 22, 1996 (New Shuttlenws) - Two unseeded players in the men's
singles draw at the badminton Vietnam Open continued their progress in
the tournament with both winning their quarterfinal matches.
Jason Wong, who upended top-seed Hermawan Susanto in the previous
round, beat a tough player in China's Xiao Ting. Wong came back from
a 1-15 first game loss to win the next two (and the match), 17-15
Tam Kai Chuen of Hong Kong beat an Indonesian for the second match
in a row when he upset second-seed Rosobin Jeffer, the Asian Badminton
Conference champion, 15-11, 2-15 and 15-12. Yesterday, Tam had accounted
for Irwansyah, 18-15 and 15-9.
Wong will face the winner of the quarterfinal between two Indonesians,
Hendrawan and Nonong Subandoro, while Tam will have the winner of the
Lo Ah Heng-Yan Wei match as his semifinal opponent.
In men's doubles, Lee Wan Wah and Choong Tan Fook of Malaysia beat Ma
Che Kong and Chow Kin Man of Hong Kong, 15-10 and 15-10, to qualify for a
semifinal match against Wibowo and Sutrisna of Indonesia.
The other men's doubles semifinal will pit top-seeds Liu Yong and Zhang
We of China against Chew Choon Eng and Rosman Razak of Malaysia. The top
seeds had put out Cheah Soon Thoe and Khoo Boo Hock, 15-6 and 15-3,
in their quarterfinal match.
In women's doubles, China's Zeng Yaqiong and Sun Jian upset the top-seeds
Tung Chau Man and Ng Ching of Hong Kong, 15-12 and 15-4, to set up a
semifinal match with Finarsih and Lidya Djaelawidjaya of Indonesia.
(No other results were available from Vietnam).
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