** This NEW SHUTTLENWS REPORT is presented by badminton world champions YANG YANG (1987 and 1989) and ZHAO JIAN HUA (1991) and by YANG YANG BADMINTON PRODUCTS **

January 15, 1997 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - Malaysia's men's singles players under the coaching of badminton great Morten Frost pulled off several more upsets today at the US 200,000 dollar Japan Open championships being played this week at the Yoyogi Stadium in Tokyo as Roslin Hashim and Yong Hock Kin tripped up the third-seeded Sun Jun of China and the fourth-seeded Dane, Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen in third round action.

Roslin Hashim continued his upset streak in defeating Sun Jun 15-6 and 18-16. Hashim had beaten the seeded Fung Permadi of Taiwan on Wednesday and then had taken out 1993 world champion Joko Suprianto of Indonesia yesterday.

In the Hoyer-Yong matchup, the Malaysian got off to a good start in the first game, scoring the first five points against an off-form Hoyer. Hoyer was not able to catch up to Yong after that opening spurt and lost the first game 12-15. In the second frame, the Malaysian again got an opening lead and Hoyer was not able to sustain his form enough to overcome Yong's advantage. Yong took the second game 15-12.

Rashid Sidek, who stunned the second seeded Dong Jiong of China yesterday, took out another seed today. He beat Budi Santoso of Indonesia, a 9-to-16 pick, by a score of 12-15, 15-5 and 15-2.

9-to-16 pick Ong Ewe Hock, another of the Morten Frost-led Malaysians, beat middle seed Marleve Mainaky of Indonesia 18-15, 13-15 and 15-0.

Top seed Peter Gade Christensen of Denmark went through to the quarterfinals, defeating Rikard Magnusson of Sweden 15-6 and 15-6.

In women's singles, the third-seeded Mia Audina of Indonesia survived a tough match against Kaneko Yonekura of Japan to move into the quarterfinals. Audina had to overcome 0-7 and 0-4 deficits before she could post a 12-11 and 12-11 win against the Japanese player.

Top seed Ye Zhaoying of China and second seed Gong Zhichao also of China went through to the quarterfinals. Ye beat Judith Meulendijks of the Netherlands 11-7 and 11-2, while Gong defeated Takako Ida of Japan 11-6 and 11-5.

In men's doubles, world champions Chandra Wijaya and Budiarto Sigit, seeded first, gained a spot in the quarterfinals by beating Keita Masuda and Tadashi Ohtsuka of Japan 15-9 and 15-8. Second seeds Yoo Yung-Sung and Lee Dong-Soo also moved ahead with a 15-4, 9-15 and 15-2 victory over Thailand's Pramote Teerawiwatana and Siripong Siripool.

Results of today's matches:

Men's Singles 3rd Round -
1-Peter Gade Christensen (Denmark) beat Rikard Magnusson (Sweden) 15-6, 15-6
Ong Ewe Hock (Malaysia) beat Marleve Mainaky (Indonesia) 18-15, 13-15, 15-0
Roslin Hashim (Malaysia) beat 3-Sun Jun (China) 15-6, 18-16
Heryanto Arbi (Indonesia) beat Jeroen van Dijk (Netherlands) 15-10, 15-6
Luo Yigang (China) beat Huang Yeu-der (Taiwan) 15-8, 15-6
Yong Hock Kin (Malaysia) beat 4-Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen (Denmark) 15-12, 15-12
Liu En-horng (Taiwan) beat Indra Wijaya (Indonesia) 11-15, 15-12, 15-4
Rashid Sidek (Malaysia) beat Budi Santoso (Indonesia) 12-15, 15-5, 15-2

Women's Singles 3rd Round -
1-Ye Zhaoying (China) beat Judith Meulendijks (Netherlands) 11-7, 11-2
Kim Ji-Hyun (Korea) beat Miho Tanaka (Japan) 12-11, 11-5
4-Camilla Martin (Denmark) beat Huang Chia-chi (Taiwan) 11-6, 11-1
Dai Yun (China) beat Kyoko Komura (Japan) 11-2, 11-5
Wang Chen (China) beat Ng Ching (Hong Kong) 11-4, 11-8
3-Mia Audina (Indonesia) beat Kanako Yonekura (Japan) 12-11, 12-11
Lee Joo-Hyun (Korea) beat Hang Jingna (China) 11-6, 11-6
2-Gong Zhichao (China) beat Takako Ida (Japan) 11-6, 11-5

Men's Doubles 2nd Round -
1-Chandra Wijaya/Budiarto Sigit (Indonesia) beat Keita Masuda/Tadashi Otsuka (Japan) 15-9, 15-8
Michael Sogaard/Jon Holst-Christensen (Denmark) beat Liu Yong/Zhang Wei (China) 18-17, 15-6
4-Cheah Soon Kit/Yap Kim Hock (Malaysia beat Takuya Katayama/Yuzo Kubota (Japan) 15-4, 15-11
Ha Tae-Kwon/Kim Dong-Moon (Korea) beat Norio Imai/Hiroshi Oyama (Japan) 15-2, 17-14
Jesper Larsen/Jens Eriksen (Denmark) beat Per-Gunnar Jonsson/Peter Axelsson (Sweden) 15-7, 15-4
3-Rexy Mainaky/Ricky Subagja (Indonesia) beat Chew Choon Eng/Lee Chee Leong (Malaysia) 15-5, 15-6
Antonius Iriantho/Denny Kantono (Indonesia) beat Lee Wan Wah/Choong Tan Fook (Malaysia) 18-13, 7-15, 15-8
2-Yoo Yung-Sung/Lee Dong-Soo (Korea) beat Pramote Teerawiwatana/Siripong Siripool (Thailand) 15-4, 9-15, 15-2

Women's Doubles 2nd Round -
1-Gu Jun/Ge Fei (China) beat Masako Sakamoto/Yasuko Mizui (Japan) 15-1, 15-1
Yoshiko Iwata/Haruko Matsuda (Japan) beat Junkuo Yamada/Yumi Akashi (Japan) 15-6, 15-9
3-Zelin Resiana/Eliza (Indonesia) beat Gong Ruina/Ye Zhaoying (China) 15-10, 15-14
Rikke Olsen/Marlene Thomsen (Denmark) beat Joanne Goode/Donna Kellogg (England) 15-3, 15-4
Huang Nanyan/Liu Zhong (China) beat Kang Mi-Hwa/Lee Kyung-Won (Korea) 15-12, 15-0
4-Indarti Isolina/Denyana Lomban (Indonesia) beat Chan Ya-lin/Chen Mei-jun (Taiwan) 15-9, 15-5
Takae Masumo/Chikako Nakayama (Japan) beat Cynthia Tuwankotta/Etty Tantri (Indonesia) 15-12, 15-8
2-Tang Yongshu/Qin Yiyuan (China) beat Chihiro Osaka/Kanako Yonekura (Japan) 15-3, 15-6

Mixed Doubles 2nd Round -
1-Jens Eriksen/Marlene Thomsen (Denmark) beat Norio Imai/Haruko Matsuda (Japan) 15-8, 15-11
Luo Yigang/Huang Nanyan (China) beat Ha Tae-Kwon/Lee Kyung-Won (Korea) 15-13, 15-10
Fumitake Shimizu/Fujimi Tamura (Japan) beat 4-Ma Che-kong/Tung Chau-man (Hong Kong) 15-6, 15-3
Chen Gang/Tang Yongshu (China) beat Fumihiko Machida/Yasuko Mizui (Japan) 15-10, 15-2
Lee Wei-jen/Tsai Hui-min (Taiwan) beat Kim Hyung-Joon/Kang Mi-Hwa (Korea) 15-8, 15-11
3-Michael Sogaard/Rikke Olsen (Denmark) beat Ge Cheng/Qin Yiyuan (China) 15-11, 15-5
Tao Xiaoqiang/Wang Chen (China) beat Julian Robertson/Donna Kellogg (England) 15-4, 15-9
2-Kim Dong-Moon/Ra Kyung-Min (Korea) beat Tatsuya Hirai/Izumi Kida (Japan) 15-3, 15-7

Tomorrow's quarterfinal matchups:

Men's Singles -
1-Peter Gade-Christensen vs Ong Ewe Hock
Heryanto Arbi vs Roslin Hashim
Luo Yigang vs Yong Hock Kin
Rashid Sidek vs Liu En-horng

Women's Singles -
1-Ye Zhaoying vs Kim Ji-Hyun
4-Camilla Martin vs Dai Yun
3-Mia Audina vs Wang Chen
2-Gong Zhichao vs Lee Joo-Hyun

Men's Doubles -
1-Chandra Wijaya/Budiarto Sigit vs Michael Sogaard/Jon Holst-Christensen
4-Cheah Soon Kit/Yap Kim Hock vs Ha Tae-Kwon/Kim Dong-Moon
3-Rexy Mainaky/Ricky Subagja vs Jesper Larsen/Jens Eriksen
2-Yoo Yung-Sung/Lee Dong-Soo vs Antonius Iriantho/Denny Kantono

Women's Doubles -
1-Gu Jun/Ge Fei vs Yoshiko Iwata/Haruko Matsuda
3-Zelin Resiana/Eliza vs Rikke Olsen/Marlene Thomsen
4-Indarti Isolina/Denyana Lomban vs Huang Nanyan/Liu Zhong
2-Tang Yongshu/Qin Yiyuan vs Takae Masumo/Chkako Nakayama

Mixed Doubles -
1-Jens Eriksen/Marlene Thomsen vs Luo Yigang/Huang Nanyan
Fumitake Shimizu/Fujimi Tamura vs Chen Gang/Tang Yongshu
3-Michael Sogaard/Rikke Olsen vs Lee Wei-jen/Tsai Hui-min
2-Kim Dong-Moon/Ra Kyung-Min vs Tao Xiaoqiang/Wang Chen