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U.S. Nationals: Kevin Han "Three-peats"

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April 5, 1999 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - Kevin Han underlined his dominance of the American men's singles event when he captured his third consecutive national title at the U.S. national badminton championships held this weekend at the Orange County Badminton Club in southern California. The Shanghai-born Han defeated former Malaysian national player Andy Chong (Chong Weng Kai) in Sunday's final 15-12 and 15-5.

Han also took top honors in the men's doubles event. He paired up with Alex Liang, a former Chinese national team member now residing in the San Diego area and the duo powered their way to the gold medal, dropping only one game enroute to the title.

In women's singles, defending champion Yeping Tang retained her title with a hard-fought 5-11, 11-9 and 13-10 victory over Cindy Shi in Sunday's title match.

Tang also captured gold in the women's doubles and mixed doubles events.

Following are some unofficial match results from the U.S. national championships:

Men's Singles
Kevin Han (Colorado) beat Sandro Rossi (Wisconsin) 15-5, 15-7
Bob Malaythong (Colorado) beat Mark Manha (Colorado) 15-3, 15-2
Andy Chong (Massachusetts) beat Ben Wu (California) 15-10, 15-5
Alex Liang (California) beat Howard Bach (Colorado) 15-9, 15-1
Han beat Malaythong 6-15, 15-5, 15-7
Chong beat Liang 15-5, 15-3
Han beat Chong 15-12, 15-5

Women's Singles
Yeping Tang (Maryland) beat Joy Kitzmiller (California) 11-3, 11-1
Kathy Zimmerman (Colorado) beat Lily Chen (California) 5-11, 11-6, 11-3
Elie Wu (California) beat Stacey Murty (Canada) 11-3, 11-3
Cindy Shi (Colorado) beat Andrea Baum (California) score not available
Tang beat Zimmerman 11-0, 11-4
Shi beat Wu 11-5, 11-3
Tang beat Shi 5-11, 11-9, 13-10

Men's Doubles
Howard Bach and Mark Manha (Colorado) beat Chris Hales (California) and Mike Edstrom (Sweden) 15-6, 15-12
Andy Chong (Massachusetts) and Benny Lee (California) beat Ryan Miglin and Ben Wu (California) 15-8, 15-9
Hoang Ly and Amarit Rojsirivit (California) beat Bob Malaythong and David Welch (Colorado) 15-13, 15-8
Kevin Han (Colorado) and Alex Liang (California) beat Matt Fogarty (Louisiana) and Stanley Wo (California) 15-7, 15-8
Bach and Manha beat Chong and Lee 15-12, 15-6
Han and Liang beat Ly and Rojsirivit 15-5, 15-12
Han and Liang beat Bach and Manha 11-15, 15-13, 15-5

Women's Doubles
Cindy Shi (Colorado) and Yeping Tang (Maryland) beat Alison Brown and Erin Hois (California) 15-2, 15-7
Lily Chen and Eileen Tang (California) beat Andrea Baum and Joy Kitzmiller (California) 15-13, 15-6
Janis Tan and Elie Wu (California) beat Shannon Hsu and Cora Tu (California) 15-4, 15-3
Stefanie Westerman (Germany) and Kathy Zimmerman (Colorado) beat Casey Peters and Terry Lira (California) 15-7, 15-9
Shi and Y. Tang beat Chen and E. Tang 15-5, 15-11
Tan and E. Wu beat Westerman and Zimmerman 15-4, 15-7
Shi and Y. Tang beat Tan and E. Wu 4-15, 15-7, 15-6

Mixed Doubles
Andy Chong (Massachusetts) and Yeping Tang (Maryland) beat Hoang Ly and Eileen Tang (California) 15-9, 15-8
Trisna Gunadi and Janis Tan (California) beat Ryan Miglin and Joy Kitzmiller (California) 15-4, 13-15, 17-14
Chris Hales (California) and Stefanie Westerman (Germany) beat Benny Lee (California) and Kathy Zimmerman (Colorado) 11-15, 15-6, 15-13
Mark Manha and Cindy Shi (Colorado) beat Alex Liang and Julie Yu (California) 15-7, 15-7
Chong and Y. Tang beat Gunadi and E. Tan 15-10, 9-15, 15-3
Manha and Shi beat Hales and Westerman 15-11, 16-17, 15-13
Chong and Y. Tang beat Manha and Shi 15-0, 15-9 (score unconfirmed)


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