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August 12, 1998 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - Singles top-seeds Peter Gade and Camilla Martin, both of Denmark, both got past their opening day matches at the Singapore Konica Open today to book places in the third round. It was not easy going though for Gade this morning. The world men's singles number one had to battle to beat tough first round opponent Irwanshah from Indonesia.

The Dane who had taken time off from training after winning the Malaysian Open early last month was slow and off-form in the first game and he lost the opening stanza 5-15. Gade was able to scrape off his rustiness in the second and third sets to beat Irwanshah 15-8 and 15-12.

Later in the day, Gade beat Malaysian Jason Wong 15-6 and 15-7.

Men's singles second seed Sun Jun of China, who is playing in his first tournament after taking a long break following the Thomas Cup Finals, also was extended on opening day. Sun had an easy first round 15-1 and 15-5 victory over Jack Hee Liu-Kai of Singapore this morning, but had problems this evening against the experienced Tam Kai Chuen of Hong Kong. Tam took a closely fought first game from Sun 17-16, but the Chinese ace came back strong to take the second and third sets 15-2 and 15-10.

Third seed Luo Yigang of China and fourth seed Ong Ewe Hock of Malaysia were likewise tested in the first round. Luo was taken to three games by the lightly-regarded Ruud Kuijten of Belgium 15-13, 10-15 and 15-2. Ong survived a first game setback, matchpoint and a second game tiebreaker to beat Brunei Open champion Taufik Hidayat 4-15, 17-16 and 15-8.

Camilla Martin, the top pick in the women's singles had a much easier day. She drew a first-round bye and then breezed past Malaysia's Ng Mee Fen 11-1 and 11-0.

Women's singles second seed Gong Zhichao also had an easy opening day. Like Martin, she had a first round bye. Later in the day, she beat Luxi Xiao of Singapore 11-2 and 11-1.

In women's doubles, Indonesia's Rosiana Zelin and Indarti Isolina were upset by Chen Li-Chin and Tsai Hui-Min of Taiwan 15-13 and 15-9. Zelin and Isolina are both top-rated doubles players but are not regular partners.

Some of today's results:

First Round

Men's Singles
Peter-Gade Christensen (Denmark) beat Irwanshah (Indonesia) 5-15, 15-8, 15-12
Sun Jun (China) beat Jack Hee Liu-Kai (Singapore) 15-1, 15-5
Luo Yigang (China) beat Ruud Kuijten (Belgium) 15-13, 10-15, 15-2
Ong Ewe Hock (Malaysia) beat Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia) 4-15, 17-16, 15-8
Dong Jiong (China) beat Lee Mei-Chow (Taiwan) walkover
Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen (Denmark) beat Ji Xinpeng (China) 15-5, 15-10
Yong Hock Kin (Malaysia) beat Dennis Ho Yeow Nam (Singapore) 17-14,15-7
Hendrawan (Indonesia) beat Wong Ewe Mun (Malaysia) 15-12, 15-7
Chen Gang (China) beat Illke Nyquist (Finland) 15-5, 15-1
Hashim Roslin (Malaysia) beat Chetan Anand (India) 15-6, 15-4
Heryanto Arbi (Indonesia) beat A. Shyam Gupta (India) 15-11, 15-5
Marleve Mainaky (Indonesia) beat Lee Tsuen Seng (Malaysia) 15-9, 15-9
Rashid Sidek (Malaysia) beat Ville Kinnunen (Finland) 15-7, 15-1
Fung Permadi (Taiwan) beat Thomas Sogaard (Denmark) 15-1, 15-1
Wong Choon Hann (Malaysia) beat Rosobin Jeffer (Indonesia) 15-9, 15-3
Budi Santoso (Indonesia) beat Chen Yu-Hsiu (Taiwan) 15-3, 15-9

Men's Doubles
Tan Sian Peng/Patrick Lau Kim Pong (Singapore) beat Chiang Kim Wai/ Khoo Kok Kheng (Malaysia) 15-3, 15-3
Chen Wei/Ji Xinpeng (China) beat Uman Santosa/Chua Yong Mong (Singapore) 15-1, 15-1

Women's Singles
Lidya Djaelewidjaya (Indonesia) beat Pan Liu (Singapore) 11-1,11-1
Li Li (Singapore) beat Ishwari Boopathy (Malaysia) 11-5, 11-4
Margit Borg (Sweden) beat Rong Muxi (Singapore) 11-3, 11-0
Chan Ya-Lin (Taiwan) beat Xian Chia Wei (Singapore) 11-1, 11-1
Meiluawati (Indonesia) beat Pooja Parekh (India) 11-0, 11-1
Zhou Mi (China) by Judith Meulendijks (Netherlands) 11-7, 11-4
Divya Ramesh (India) beat Bei Quo Mei (Singapore) 11-0, 11-2

Women's Doubles
Ishwari Boopathy/Woon Sze Mei (Malaysia) beat Juan Lim Tien/Shan Yong Jui (Singapore) 15-3, 15-5
Carmelita/Etty Tanti (Indonesia) beat Xiao Luxi/Rong Muxi (Singapore) 15-6, 17-14
Pooja Parekh/Madhavi Kashikar (India) beat Tan Wei Wun/Justian Kua Shu Tan (Singapore) 15-4, 15-7
Chen Li-Chin/Tsai Hui-Min (Taiwan) beat Rosiana Zelin/Indarti Isoliana (Indonesia) 15-13, 15-9
Law Pei Pei/Joanna Quay (Malaysia) beat Tan Siew Lian/Toh Sock Hui (Singapore) 15-2, 15-2
Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn/Saralee Toongtongkam(Thailand) beat Fatimah Kumin Lim/ Foo Shui Yen (Singapore) 15-6, 15-8
Tung Chau Man/Chan Mei Mei (Hong Kong) beat Li Li/Pan Liu (Singapore) 15-8, 17-14
Lim Pek Siah/Chor Hooi Yee (Malaysia) beat Chen Wan Iu/Chen Mei Chu (Singapore) 17-15, 13-15, 15-6
Zhang Ning/Zhou Mi (China) beat Michelle Lek Wei Ying/Bei Quo Mei (Singapore) 15-0, 15-0

Second Round:

Women's Singles
Camilla Martin (Denmark) beat Ng Mee Fen (Malaysia) 11-1, 11-0
Lidya Djaelawijaya (Indonesia) beat Neelima Choudhary (India) 11-2, 11-4
Cindana Hartono(Indonesia) beat Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn (Thailand) 11-3, 11-4
Margit Borg (Sweden) beat Chan Mei Mei (Hong Kong) 11-6, 11-5
Susi Susanti (Indonesia) beat Huang Chia-Chi (Taiwan) 11-0, 11-4
Woon Sze Mei (Malaysia) beat Lek Wei Ying (Singapore) 11-1, 11-0
Ellen Engelina (Indonesia) beat Chan Ya-Ling (Taiwan) 11-7, 11-2
Zeng Yaqiong (China) beat Law Pei Pei (Malaysia) 11-3, 11-1
Meiluawati (Indonesia) beat Zarinah Abdullah (Singapore) 11-0, 11-2
Ye Zhaoying (China) beat Tan Wai Wun (Singapore) 11-0, 11-2
Zhou Mi (China) beat Lim Seok Bee (Singapore) 11-1, 11-1
Li Li (Singapore) beat Brenda Beenhakker (Netherlands) 11-8, 11-8
Mia Audina (Indonesia) Lee Yin Yin (Malaysia) 11-3, 11-2
Wong Miew Kheng (Malaysia) beat Divya Ramesh (India) 11-2, 11-1
Gong Zhichao (China) beat Xiao Luxi (Singapore) 11-2, 11-1

Men's Singles
Peter-Gade Christensen (Denmark) beat Jason Wong (Malaysia) 15-6, 15-7
Heryanto Arbi (Indonesia) beat Ismail Saman (Malaysia) 15-4, 15-8
Dong Jiong (China) beat Ramesh Nathan (Malaysia) 15-13, 15-5
Rashid Sidek (Malaysia) beat Ho Yeow Nam (Singapore) 15-6, 15-5
Luo Yigang (China) beat Anuj Gupta (India) 17-14, 15-3
Wong Choon Hann (Malaysia) beat Ayob Sairul Amar (Malaysia) 3-15, 15-5, 15-11
Yong Hock Kin (Malaysia) beat Johan Hadi (Indonesia) 9-15, 15-5, 15-11
Marlene Mainaky (Indonesia) beat Chen Wei (China) 15-12, 15-7
Fung Permadi (Taiwan) beat Yudi Suprayogi (Indonesia) 15-9, 4-15, 15-12
Hendrawan (Indonesia) beat Chen Hong (China) 10-15, 15-4, 15-10
Nunung Subandoro (Indonesia) beat Chen Gang (China) 15-2, 15-10
Ong Ewe Hock (Malaysia) beat Nikhil Kanetkar (India) 15-5, 15-5
Budi Santoso (India) beat Yap Jong Yuen (Malaysia) 15-8, 15-5
Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen (Denmark) beat Yeoh Kay Bin (Malaysia) 15-4, 15-6
Hashim Roslin (Malaysia) beat Indra Wijaya (Indonesia) 15-1, 13-15, 15-7
Sun Jun (China) beat Kai Chuen Tam (Hong Kong) 16-17, 15-2, 15-10