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January 21, 1999 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - China's Sun Jun ended Peter Rasmussen's run at the Taipei Open today and cooled the reigning men's singles world champion's hopes of defending his title this May at the world championships. Sun Jun, the second seed at the Taipei Open, prevailed today in a rematch of the 1997 world men's singles finalists 17-14, 9-15 and 15-9.

Rasmussen who was sidelined for most of last year due to injury and who has dropped in the world rankings is in danger of not even qualifying to compete at the world championships to be held in his home country of Denmark. Only two entries are allowed from each nation in each event with exceptions given to players ranked in the world top 16 at the end of April. Rasmussen's semifinal finish at the Korean Open last week had boosted his ranking but today's loss in the round-of-16 does not help his cause greatly.

In another round-of 16 men's singles match, 1995 world champion Heryanto Arbi lost to Denmark's Kenneth Jonassen 15-8 and 15-9 and is now in danger of falling out of the world top 16 and thus not automatically qualifying for the world tourney.

Malaysian players Rashid Sidek and Roslin Hashim defeated their Indonesian round-of-16 opponents and helped to wipe out Indonesia's chances for a Taipei Open men's singles success. Denmark's Poul-Erik Hoyer accounted for another Indonesian eighth-finalist - Rosobin Jeffer, and China's Chen Hong put out Irwansyah, the fifth Indonesian in the round-of-16. There are no Indonesians left in the men's singles competition.

Indonesia's Ellen Angelina(wati) who yesterday had a sensational upset win over women's singles top seed Camilla Martin of Denmark had a letdown today. She was beaten by Taiwan's Huang Chia-Chi 11-5, 8-11 and 8-11.

In another women's singles round-of-16 match, Korean Open runner-up Gong Ruina of China lost to Denmark's Mette Sorensen 5-11, 11-8, 11-6.

In men's doubles, qualifiers Bambang Suprianto and Sandiarto of Indonesia upended Olympic gold medalist Ricky Subagja and his partner for the tourney, Haryanto Halim 15-12, 6-15 and 15-12. Subagja and Halim also hail from Indonesia.

Denmark's new men's doubles combination of Michael Sogaard and Jim Laugessen upset third seeds Liu Yong and Yu Jinhao of China 15-10 and 15-9 and moved into their first top-tier quarterfinal as a pair.

Some partial and unofficial match results:

Men's Singles
Third Round
Chen Hong (China) beat Irwansyah (Indonesia) 15-6, 17-16
Rashid Sidek (Malaysia) beat Budi Santoso (Indonesia) 15-12, 7-15, 17-15
Kenneth Jonassen (Denmark) beat Heryanto Arbi (Indonesia) 15-8, 15-9
M. Roslin Hashim (Malaysia) beat Rony Agustinus (Indonesia) 15-11, 15-9
Fung Permadi (Taiwan) versus Ji Xinpeng (China) - result unavailable
Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen (Denmark) beat Rosobin Jeffer (Indonesia) 15-10, 15-11
Ong Ewe Hock (Malaysia) beat Keita Masuda (Japan) 15-6, 9-15, 15-13
Sun Jun (China) beat Peter Rasmussen (Denmark) 17-14, 9-15, 15-9

Women's Singles
Second Round
Huang Chia (Taiwan) beat Ellen Angelinawati (Indonesia) 5-11, 11-8, 11-8
Zhou Mi (China) beat Yuli Marhuah (Indonesia) 11-8, 11-2
Zhang Ning (China) beat Brenda Beenhakker (Netherland) 11-5, 11-4
Margit Borg (Sweden) beat Lidya Djaelawidjaya (Indonesia) 5-11, 11-6, 11-6
Mette Sorensen (Denmark) beat Gong Ruina (China) 5-11, 11-8, 11-6
Yasuko Mizui (Japan) versus Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn (Thailand) - result unavailable)
Cindana Hartono Kusuma (Indonesia) beat Christina Sorensen (Denmark) 11-4, 11-2
Dai Yun (China) beat Lee Kyung Won (Korea)

Men's Doubles
Second Round
Flandy Limpele/Eng Hian (Indonesia) beat Kim Dong Moon/Kim Yong Hyun (Korea) 15-5, 15-2
Siripong Siripol/Pramote Teerawiwatana (Thailand) beat Tan Kim Her/Rosman Razak (Malaysia)
Michael Sogaard/Jim Laugessen (Denmark) beat Liu Yong/Yu Jinhao (China) 15-10, 15-9
Denny Kantono/Antonius Iriantho (Indonesia) beat Chan Chong Ming/Jeremy Gan (Malaysia) 15-7, 15-5
Chandra Wijaya/Tony Gunawan (Indonesia) beat Shinji Ohta/Takuya Takehana (Japan) 15-6, 15-4
Jens Eriksen/Jesper Larsen (Denmark) beat Lin Wei-Hsing/Lee Swung-Jen (Taiwan) 15-12, 15-6
Bambang Suprianto/Sandiarto (Indonesia) beat Ricky Subagja/Haryanto Halim (Indonesia) 15-12, 6-15, 15-12
Cheah Soon Kit/Choong Tan Fook (Malaysia) beat Yoo Yung Sung/Ha Tae Kwon (Korea) 15-13, 9-15, 15-9

Women's Doubles
Second Round
Yang Wei/Huang Nanyan (China) beat Rosiana Zelin/Minarti Timur (Indonesia) 15-3, 15-12
Mette Schjoldager/Ann-Lou Jorgensen (Denmark) beat Lin Hsiao-Hui/Kung Ya-Tzu (Taiwan) 15-3, 15-5
Ann Jorgensen/Majken Vange (Denmark) beat Huang Chia-Chi/Lu Ya-Yu (Taiwan) walkover
Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn/Saralee Thunthongkam (Thailand) beat Ema Ermawati/ Vita Marisa (Indonesia) 15-13, 15-11
Helene Kirkegaard/Rikke Olsen (Denmark) beat Chan Ya-Lin/Jeng Shwu-Jen (Taiwan) 15-4, 15-7
Indarti Isoliana/Carmelita (Indonesia) beat Kanako Yonekura/Chihiro Ohsaka (Japan) 15-9, 15-8
Haruko Matsuda/Yoshiko Iwata (Japan) versus Chung Jae Hee/Yim Kyung Jin (Korea) - result unavailable
Qin Yiyuan/Gao Ling (China) versus Chen Mei-Jun/Tseng Pei-Jun (Taiwan) - result unavailable

Mixed Doubles
Second Round
Bambang Suprianto/Rosiana Zelin (Indonesia) beat Takuya Takayama/Yoshiko Iwata (Japan) 15-1, 15-2
Janek Roos/Helene Kirkegaard (Denmark) beat Ha Tae Kwon/Chung Jae Hee (Korea) 15-5, 4-15, 17-15
Jon Holst-Christensen/Ann Jorgensen (Denmark) beat Liu En-Horng/Cheng Wen-Hsing (Taiwan) 15-9, 15-6
Trikus Heryanto/Minarti Timur (Indonesia) beat Chen Ing-Her/Chien Yu-Chin (Taiwan) 15-2, 15-4
Michael Lamp/Mette Schjoldager (Denmark) beat Lee Wei-Jen/Tsai Hui-Min (Taiwan) 15-9, 12-15, 15-12
Wahyu Agung/Ema Ermawati (Indonesia) beat Kim Yung Hyun/Yim Kyung Jin (Korea) 15-4, 15-7
Liu Yong/Ge Fei (China) beat Sandiarto/Etty Tantri (Indonesia) 15-5, 15-2
Michael Sogaard/Rikke Olsen (Denmark) beat Lee Jin-Tra/Chen Chih-Wa (Taiwan) 15-2, 15-3


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