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July 23, 1997 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - The top seeds at the Konica Cup (Singapore Open) badminton tournament who saw action today at the National Indoor Stadium in Singapore prevailed over their opposition and made their way to the third round of play, while several other seeds failed to make it to court due to injury.

In men's singles, top-seed Sun Jun had a difficult second game in his first round match against Malaysian Foo Yoon Keang. Foo extended the Chinese ace in the second stanza and forced a tie-break. Sun managed to subdue the Malaysian in the setting 5-1 to claim victory at 15-3 and 18-14.

In his second round match, Sun also had problems against Peter Knowles of England, dropping the second game 9-15. After the match, Sun said that he had difficulty adjusting to the drift at the end of the court where he played in the second set.

Sun won his match against Knowles 15-3, 9-15 and 15-4.

Second seed Heryanto Arbi also won his matches. He defeated Adrian Tay of Singapore 15-10 and 15-11 and then beat Chen Hong of China 15-9 and 15-5.

Fourth-seed Rashid Sidek and ninth-seed Yong Hock Kin, both from Malaysia, were not able to play due to injury.

Thirteenth seed Hwang Sun Ho of Korea and sixteenth seed Dicky Palyama of the Netherlands were upset victims in the first round.

Women's singles top-seed Gong Zhichao of China had an easier day than her male counterpart Sun Jun. After sitting out the first round with a bye, Gong barely broke into a sweat with her easy 11-1 and 11-1 second round win over Lim Tien Juan of Singapore.

Second seed Mia Audina Tjiptawan of Indonesia also had it easy, drawing a first-round bye and then beating Yong Jui Shan of Singapore 11-0 and 11-0.

Sixth seed Cindana Hartono of Indonesia failed to play due to injury.

Singapore champion Zarinah Abdullah disappointed the home crowd early in the day. Abdullah lost to Japan-based Zhang Wei Wei of China in three games. The Singaporean held 6-0 and 9-4 leads in the decider but could not hold on to her advantage. Zhang won the first round match 11-7, 7-11 and 12-9.

In men's doubles, world champions Budiarto Sigit and Chandra Wijaya of Indonesia easily beat Eddie Tham and Kenny Quek of Singapore 15-3 and 15-0 in the second round. Sigit and Wijaya had a first-round bye.

Second seeds Lee Dong Soo and Yoo Yung Sung of Korea had the easiest day of the top-picks. Lee and Yoo had drawn a first-round bye and then won their second round match by a walkover.

Fourth seeds Ge Cheng and Tao Xiaoqiang did not play due to a Tao injury .

Singapore favorites Zhao Jian Hua, the 1991 world men's singles champion from China who has been coaching in Singapore, and his partner, Singaporean Patrick K.P. Lau, extended Malaysia's Cheah Soon Kit and Chew Choon Eng in their first round encounter. Zhao "Kapow" was wowing the small crowd with his jumpsmashes and play at the net but the 33-year old playing coach ran out of steam in the third game, allowing Cheah and Chew to prevail 17-14, 16-18 and 15-3.

Results from the first day:

First Round:
Sun Jun (China) beat Foo Yoon Keang (Malaysia) 15-3, 18-14
Peter Knowles (England) beat Martin Hagberg (Sweden) 15-11, 15-9
Rosobin Jeffer (Indonesia) beat Ville Kinnunen (Finland) 15-5, 15-8
James Chua (Malaysia) beat Keita Masuda (Japan) 15-4, 2-15, 15-8
Fung Permadi (Taipei) beat Mahathir Mustaffa (Malaysia) 15-10, 15-5
Pei Wei Chung (Malaysia) beat Lim Boon Leng (Singapore) walkover
Takehana Takuya (Japan) beat Yong Hock Kin (Malaysia) walkover
Marleve Mainaky (Indonesia) beat Toh Wee Kai (Singapore) 15-3, 15-4
Siew Yian Wai (Malaysia) beat Rashid Sidek (Malaysia) walkover
George Rimarcdi (Indonesia) beat Kim Hyung Joon (Korea) 15-8, 15-11
Henrik Bengtsson (Sweden) beat Ng Kean Kok (Malaysia) 15-8, 15-13
Tan Sian Peng (Singapore) beat Zaw Win (Myanmar) 15-4, 15-3
Indra Wijaya (Indonesia) beat Ponniah Kantharoopan (Malaysia) 15-4, 15-3
Hideki Yamada (Japan) beat Dharma Gunawi (Germany) 15-6, 15-13
Ismail Samad (Malaysia) beat Dicky Palyama (Netherlands) 15-11, 9-15, 15-2
Ji Xinpeng (China) beat Kenneth Erichsen (Guatemala) 15-6, 15-2
Rasmus Wenberg (Sweden) beat Lin Naing Oo (Myanmar) 15-5, 15-7
Jeroen van Dijk (Netherlands) beat Yeoh Kay Bin (Malaysia) 15-10, 15-12
Ramesh Nathan (Malaysia) beat Feng Horng-yun (Taipei) 15-6, 15-2
Ardy Wiranata (Indonesia) beat Kusamao Suzuki (Japan) 15-2, 15-10
Hendrawan (Indonesia) beat Lee Tsuen Seng (Malaysia) 15-8, 15-5
Zhu Feng (China) beat Hwang Sun Ho (Korea) 15-7, 15-12
Mawardi Faris (Singapore) beat Allan De Leon (Philippines) 15-1, 15-1
Ong Ewe Hock (Malaysia) beat Apichai Thiraratsakul (Thailand) 15-10, 15-3
IIkka Nyquist (Finland) beat Yim Jae Sung (Korea) 15-8, 15-5
Jason Wong (Malaysia) beat Huang Yeu-der (Taipei) 15-13, 15-8
Nunung Subandoro (Indonesia) beat Daniel Eriksson (Sweden) 15-6, 15-6
Chen Gang (China) beat Tadashi Ohtsuka (Japan) 15-2, 15-6
Ian Maywald (Germany) beat Thomas Sogaard (Denmark) walkover
Wong Choon Hann (Malaysia) beat Shinji Ohta (Japan) 15-5, 15-5
Chen Hong (China) beat M. Roslin Hashim (Malaysia) 15-7, 14-18, 15-11
Heryanto Arbi (Indonesia) beat Adrian Tay (Singapore) 15-11, 15-10

Second Round:
Sun Jun (China) beat Peter Knowles (England) 15-3, 9-15, 15-4
Rosobin Jeffer (Indonesia) beat James Chua (Malaysia) 15-6, 15-4
Fung Permadi (Taipei) beat Pei Wei Chung (Malaysia) 15-2, 15-1
Marleve Mainaky (Indonesia) beat Takuya Takehana (Japan) 15-4, 15-6
George Rimarcdi (Indonesia) beat Siew Yian Wai (Malaysia) 15-5, 15-7
Henrik Bengtsson (Sweden) beat Tan Sian Peng (Singapore) 15-8, 15-9
Indra Wijaya (Indonesia) beat Hideki Yamada (Japan) 15-7, 15-0
Ji Xinpeng (China) bt Ismail Samad (Malaysia) 11-15, 15-12, 15-4
Jeroen van Dijk (Netherlands) beat Rasmus Wengberg (Sweden) 15-5, 15-9
Ardy Wiranata (Indonesia) beat Ramesh Nathan (Malaysia) 15-5, 15-7
Hendrawan (Indonesia) beat Zhu Feng (China) 15-7, 15-6
Ong Ewe Hock (Malaysia) beat Mawardi Faris (Singapore) 15-7, 15-1
Jason Wong (Malaysia) beat IIkka Nyquist (Finland) 15-10, 15-2
Chen Gang (China) beat Nunung Subandoro (Indonesia) 12-15, 15-8, 18-13
Wong Choon Hann (Malaysia) beat Ian Maywald (Germany) 15-5, 15-6
Heryanto Arbi (Indonesia) beat Chen Hong (China) 15-9, 15-5

First Round:
Hiroko Nagamine (Japan) beat Larissa Sadarangani (Indonesia) 8-11, 11-4, 11-2
Lee Yin Yin (Malaysia) beat Natsaran Boonvorametee (Thailand) 12-11, 11-8
Lee Kyung Won (Korea) beat Tan Siew Lian (Singapore) 11-2, 11-0
Gong Ruina (China) beat Shelly Goh (Singapore) 11-0, 11-1
Julia Mann (England) beat Neelima Choudhary (India) 11-9, 11-6
Ellen Engelina (Indonesia) beat Johanna Holgersson (Sweden) 11-2, 11-3
Brenda Beenhakker (Netherlands) beat Nirmala Kotnis (India) 11-2, 11-0
Rie Ichihashi (Japan) beat Fatimah Lim (Singapore) 6-11, 11-7, 11-8
Obi Olurunshola (Nigeria) beat Lim Soek Bee (Singapore) 11-6, 11-4
Lidya Djaelawaidjaya (Indonesia) beat Seah Cyn Yi (Singapore) 11-0, 11-1
Zhang Wei Wei (China) beat Zarinah Abdullah (Singapore) 11-7, 7-11, 12-9
Ishwari Boopathy (Malaysia) beat Satomi Igawa (Japan) 11-6, 11-4
Donna Kellogg (England) beat Aparna Popat (India) 11-3, 11-6

Second Round:
Gong Zhichao (China) beat Lim Tien Juan (Singapore) 11-1, 11-1
Yu Hua (China) beat Cindana Hartono (Indonesia) walkover
Gong Ruina (China) beat Olivia (Indonesia) 11-4, 11-6
Ellen Engelina (Indonesia) beat Julia Mann (England) no score reported
Brenda Beenhakker (Netherlands) beat Rie Ichihashi (Japan) 11-6, 11-5
Lee Joo Hyun (Korea) beat Obi Olurunsola (Nigeria) 11-4, 11-8
Lidya Djaelawidjaya (Indonesia) beat Winnie Lee (Malaysia) 11-3, 11-6
Zhang Ning (China) beat Foo Shui Yen (Singapore) 11-0, 11-1
Ishwari Boopathy (Malaysia) beat Zhang Wei Wei (China) 12-10, 11-8
Pornsawan Plungwech (Thailand) beat Foo Heen Say (Singapore) 11-1, 11-3
Zhou Mi (China) beat Donna Kellogg (England) 11-7, 11-7
Mia Audina (Indonesia) beat Yong Jui Shan (Singapore) 11-0, 11-0

First Round:
Hideki Yamada/Kusamao Suzuki (Japan) beat Wong Kim Yuen/Pang Chok Meng (Singapore) walkover
Chang Kim Wai/Cheah Soon Toe (Malaysia) beat Sainey Zamri/Henry Lim (Singapore) 15-5, 15-6
Kam Kim San/Tan Koon Meng (Singapore) beat Fatauchi Danjuma/Agarawu Tunde (Nigeria) 15-7, 12-15, 15-12
Khoo Kok Kheng/Lim Theam Teow (Malaysia) beat Chen Chin-shien/Lee Wei-jen (Taipei) 15-13, 11-15, 17-16
Owen Lopez/Allan De Leon (Philippines) beat Kam Chin Yoong/Tan Gun Koon (Singapore) 15-9, 15-11
Tesana Panvisvas/Apichai Thiraratsakul (Thailand) beat Ang Wee Cheng/ Ong Kim Thong (Singapore) 15-2, 15-7
Keita Masuda/Tadashi Ohtsuka (Japan) beat Ji Xinpeng/Zhu Feng (China) 15-10, 15-11
Jeremy Gan/Chan Chong Min (Malaysia) beat Aing Sambo/Chhea Chhorvann (Cambodia) walkover
Mawardi Faris/Tan Sian Peng (Singapore) beat Lwin Aung/Zaw Win (Myanmar) 15-6, 18-16
Chew Choon Eng/Cheah Soon Kit (Malaysia) beat Patrick Lau (Singapore)/ Zhao Jianhua (China) 17-14, 16-18, 15-3
Henrik Andersson/Frederik Bergstrom (Sweden) beat Tan Kok Keong/Toh Wee Kai (Singapore) 15-6, 15-7
Halim Susanto/Albert Chua (Singapore) beat Jens Freese (Germany)/Kenneth Erichsen (Guatemala) 13-15, 17-15, 15-8
Ville Kinnunen/Ilkka Nyquist (Finland) beat Steven Oh/Wong Kong Kay (Singapore) no score reported
Yap Wee Meng/Tan Soo Sen (Malaysia) beat Chang Kim Choy/Yap Wee Jin (Singapore) 15-2, 15-3
James Anderson/Chris Hunt (England) beat Raymond Tey/Roger Khoo (Singapore) 15-0, 15-8
Shinji Ohta/Takuya Takehana (Japan) beat Khoo Boo Hock/Pang Cheh Chang (Malaysia) 18-13, 15-9
Maung Maung/Thein Win Tun (Myanmar) beat Eric Law/Kelvin Lim (Singapore) 7-15, 15-2, 15-1
Patapol Ngernsrisuk/Sudek Prapakamol (Thailand) beat Rhamir Antonio/ Frederick Formales (Philippines) no score reported

Second Round:
Budiarto Sigit/Chandra Wijaya (Indonesia) beat Eddie Tham/Kenny Quek (Singapore) 15-3, 15-0
Chang Kim Wai/Cheah Son Toe (Malaysia) beat Hideki Yamada/Kusamao Suzuki (Japan) no score reported
John Quinn/Nick Ponting (England) beat Kam Kim San/Tan Koon Meng (Singapore) 15-6, 11-15, 15-2
Khoo Kok Kheng/Lim Theam Teow (Malaysia) beat Owen Lopez/Allan De Leon (Philippines) 15-5, 15-0
Lee Wan Wah/Choong Tan Fook (Malaysia) beat Luah Choon Sin/Chen Yew Chor (Singapore) 15-5, 15-2
Keita Masuda/Tadashi Ohtsuka (Japan) beat Tesana Panvisvas/Apichai Thiraratsakul (Thailand) 15-10, 15-6
Halim/Dahvis (Indonesia) beat Kang Han Seng/Wee Choon Eng (Singapore) no score reported
Jeremy Gan/Chan Choong Min (Malaysia) beat Mawardi Faris/Tan Sian Peng (Singapore) 15-11, 15-8
Chew Choon Eng/Cheah Soon Kit (Malaysia) beat Henrik Anderson/Frederik Bergstrom (Sweden) 15-11, 15-3
Hian Eng/Hermono (Indonesia) beat Susanto Halim/Albert Chua (Singapore) no score reported
Yap Wee Meng/Tan Soo Sen (Malaysia) beat Ville Kinnunen/Ilkka Nyquist (Finland) 8-15, 15-6, 17-15
Cheng Chee Wee/Swandi Kitto (Singapore) beat Ge Cheng/Tao Xiaoqiang (China) walkover
Shinji Ohta/Takuya Takehana (Japan) beat James Anderson/Chris Hunt (England) 15-4, 15-8
Victo Wibowo/Tony Gunawan (Indonesia) beat Kok Cheun Sing/Jensen Ng (Singapore) no score reported
Patapol Ngernsrisuk/Sudek Prapakamol (Thailand) beat Maung Maung/Thein Win Tun (Myanmar) 17-16, 15-5
Yoo Yong Sung/Lee Dong Soo (Korea) beat Soon Chea Meng/Yeo Chin Jet (Singapore) walkover

First Round:
Frederik Bergstrom/Jenny Karlsson (Sweden) beat Law Wei Kwang/Yong Jui Shan (Singapore) 15-8, 15-2
Agung/Anastasia (Indonesia) beat Henrik Andersson/Johanna Holgersson (Sweden) 15-3, 15-1