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Swedish Open: Upsets Mark Third Day

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March 6, 1999 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - Upsets were the order of the day during yesterday's contests at the Swedish Open badminton championships in Borlange, Sweden:

The first big name to go down was Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen of Denmark. Stuer was defeated by Sweden's Daniel Eriksson in the third round of the men's singles event 4-15, 15-6 and 5-15. Also falling in the men's singles third round were second seed Wong Choon Hann of Malaysia who was a 15-12, 7-15 and 12-15 loser to Peter janum of Denmark and three of the seeded Indonesians, Rony Agustinus, Indra Wijaya and Johan Hadi Kusuma.

Agustinus lost to Rasmus Wengberg of Sweden 7-15, 15-3 and 11-15. Wijaya was beaten by China's Chen Hong 1-15 and 12-15, while Kusuma fell at the hands of Korean veteran Ahn Je Chang 3-15 and 5-15.

Later in the day, men's singles top seed Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia was upended by Daniel Eriksson 13-15 and 15-17 in quarterfinal action. Eriksson had earlier upset Denmark's Thomas Stuer in the round-of-16.

World men's singles champion Peter Rasmussen also was eliminated in the quarterfinals. After he had won his early round-of-16 match against Rikard Magnusson of Sweden 15-10 and 15-7, he was not able to come back to play his elite eight match against Chen Hong.

Men's doubles second seeds Siripong Siripol and Pramote Teerawiwatana of Thailand were also knocked out of the competition. The Thai pair were beaten by Koreans Lee Dong Soo and Yoo Yung Sung 4-15 and 13-15 in the quarterfinals.

Men's doubles third seeds Peter Axelsson and Par-Gunnar Jonsson of Sweden pulled out of the tournament before their first scheduled match yesterday. Axelsson and Jonsson had played in the World Grand Prix Finals held last week in Brunei and were in no condition to play after a long trip back from Asia, especially against the tough Korean pairing of Ha Tae Kwon and Kim Dong Moon.

Following are the results of yesterday's third round and quarterfinal matches:

Men's Singles
Third Round
Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia) beat Chen Wei (China) 15-12, 11-15, 15-7
Daniel Eriksson (Sweden) beat Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen (Denmark) 15-4, 6-15, 15-5
Anders Boesen (Denmark) beat Colin Haughton (England) 15-12, 10-15, 15-6
Rasmus Wengberg (Sweden) beat Rony Agustinus (Indonesia) 15-7, 3-15, 15-11
Chen Hong (China) beat Indra Wijaya (Indonesia) 15-1, 15-12
Peter Rasmussen (Denmark) beat Rikard Magnusson (Sweden) 15-10, 15-7
Ahn Jae Chang (Korea) beat Johan Hadi Kusuma (Indonesia) 15-3, 15-5
Peter Janum (Denmark) beat Wong Choon Hann (Malaysia) 12-15, 15-7, 15-12

Eriksson beat Hidayat 15-13, 17-15
Wengberg beat Boesen 15-8, 15-8
Chen Hong beat P. Rasmussen by walkover
Ahn J. C. beat Janum 15-10, 15-10

Women's Singles
Gong Ruina (China) beat Marina Andrievkaia (Sweden) 11-1, 11-1
Lee Kyung Won (Korea) beat Tine Rasmussen (Denmark) 11-2, 11-8
Aparna Popat (India) beat Lee Hyo Jung (KOrea) 3-11, 11-6, 11-7
Kim Ji Hyun (Korea) beat Sun Jian (China) 13-11, 11-1

Men's Doubles
Second Round
Victo Wibowo and Lee Wei Jen (Taiwan) beat Jesper Mikla and Lars Paaske (Denmark) 9-15, 15-11, 15-11
Ian Sullivan and Anthony Clark (England) beat Sergio Llopis and Jose Antonio Crespo (Spain) 15-10, 15-7
Ha Tae Kwon and Kim Dong Moon (Korea) beat Peter Axelsson and Par-Gunnar Jonsson (Sweden) by walkover
Chew Choon Eng and Lee Wan Wah (Malaysia) beat Chen Hong and Chen Wei (China) 15-6, 15-2
Michael Helber and Bjorn Siegemund (Germany) beat Alastair Gatt and Craig Robertson (Scotland) 15-2, 9-15, 15-9
Frederik Bergstrom and Henrik Andersson (Sweden) beat Martin Lundgaard Hansen and Michael Lamp (Denmark) 7-15, 15-8, 15-8
Lee Dong Soo and Yoo Yung Sung (Korea) beat Jan Jorgensen and Peder Nissen (Denmark) 15-4, 15-7
Siripong Siripol and Pramote Teerawiwatana (Thailand) beat Wang Wei and Chen Qiqiu (China) 15-7, 15-17, 15-12

Wibowo and Lee W.J. beat Sullivan and A. Clark 15-10, 7-15, 15-12
Ha T.K. and Kim D.M. beat Chew C.E. and Lee W.W. 15-2, 15-13
Bergstrom and Andersson beat Helber and Siegemund 15-9, 10-15, 15-7
Lee D.S. and Yoo Y.S. beat Siripol and Teerawiwatana 15-4, 15-13

Women's Doubles
Lu Ying and Huang Sui (China) beat Lim Pek Siah and Joanne Sway Ling Quay (Malaysia) 15-8, 17-14
Lee Kyung Won and Yim Kyung Jin (Korea) beat Karen Stechmann and Nicole Grether (Germany) 15-8, 0-15, 15-4
Etty Tantri and Cynthia Tuwankotta (Indonesia) beat Anika Sietz and Nicol Pitro (Germany) 15-5, 15-5
Ra Kyung Min and Chung Jae Hee (Korea) beat Tracy Dineen and Lorraine Cole (England) 15-6, 15-1

Mixed Doubles
Second Round
Wahyu Agung and Ema Ermawati (Indonesia) beat Ian Sullivan and Gail Emms (England) 15-8, 15-5
Lars Paaske and Jane Bramsen (Denmark) beat Ola Molin and Anna Lundin (Sweden) 15-6, 15-5
Kim Dong Moon and Ra Kyung Min (Korea) beat Bjorn Siegemund and Karen Stechmann (Germany) 15-8, 15-0
Martin Lundgaard Hansen and Ann-Lou Jorgensen (Denmark) beat Pang Cheh Chang and Lim Pek Siah (Malaysia) 15-4, 15-7
Chen Qiqiu and Huang Sui (China) beat Lee Dong Soo and Yim Kyung Jin (Korea) 15-11, 15-8
Michael Lamp and Mette Schjoldager (Denmark) beat Frederik Bergstrom and Jenny Karlsson (Sweden) 15-13, 15-6
Jonas Rasmussen and Britta Andersen (Denmark) beat Anthony Clark and Lorraine Cole (England) 15-6, 17-14
Ha Tae Kwon and Chung Jae Hee (Korea) beat Michael Keck and Nicol Pitro (Germany) 15-5, 15-8

Agung and Ermawati beat Paaske and Bramsen 3-15, 15-1, 15-10
Kim D.M. and Ra K.M. beat Hansen and A-L Jorgensen 15-2, 15-7
Chen Q. and Huang S. beat Lamp and Schjoldager 15-2, 15-12
Ha T.K. and Chung J.H. beat J. Rasmussen and B. Andersen 15-10, 15-9


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