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Asian Championships: Ye Survives Third Round Scare

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September 16, 1999 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - Ye Zhaoying of China, the 1995 and 1997 world champion in women's singles, survived a strong first set challenge from Indonesian newcomer Ninik Masrikah today to move into the quarterfinals of the Asian Badminton Confederation championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ye, who is seeded number two behind teammate Dai Yun, was extended into a tiebreak in the opening stanza before she squeaked by with a 13-11 win. In the second set, the former world champion blew Masrikah off the court 11-3.

Top seed Dai Yun had an easier day. She whipped Takako Ida of Japan 11-3 and 11-3.

Men's singles top seed Fung Permadi of Taiwan also was an easy winner today. He beat James Chua of Malaysia 15-4 and 15-4. Second seed Chen Gang kept pace with Permadi with his 15-6 and 15-0 victory over Keita Matsuda of Japan.

In mixed doubles, reigning world champions and top seeds Kim Dong Moon and Ra Kyung Min of Korea humbled Imam Tohari and Vita Marissa of Indonesia 15-0 and 15-2 to also move into the quarterfinals. Second seeds Liu Yong and Ge Fei of China, the 1997 world champions, faced stiffer competition from Chien Yu Hsiun and Cheng Wen Hsing but prevailed over the pair from Taiwan in two sets, 15-10 and 15-11.

Following are the results of some of today's matches (number before player's name indicates seeding).

Mixed Doubles
Second Round
1-Kim Dong Moon and Ra Kyung Ming (Korea) beat Imam Tohari and Vita Marissa (Indonesia) 15-0, 15-2
6-Khunakorn Sudhisodhi and Saralee Thungtongkam (Thailand) beat Rosman Razak and Norashikin Amin (Malaysia) 15-8, 9-15, 15-9
Jung Sung Gyun and Lee Hyo Jung (Korea) beat 4-Fumihiko Machida and Yasuko Mizui (Japan) 10-15, 15-11, 15-9
5-Tri Kusheryanto and Zelin Resiana (Indonesia) beat Chan Chong Ming and Joanne Quay (Malaysia) 15-8, 15-7
Bambang Suprianto and Minarti Timur (Indonesia) beat Yuzo Kubota and Haruko Matsuda (Japan) 15-5, 15-10
3-Ha Tae Kwon and Chung Jae Hee (Korea) beat Vincent Lobo and B. R. Meenakshi (India) 15-9, 15-3
Ng Kean Kok and Fong Chew Yen (Malaysia) beat 7-Takuya Katayama and Yoshiko Iwata (Japan) 15-9, 15-6
2-Liu Yong and Ge Fei (China) beat Chien Yu Hsun and Cheng Wen Hsing (Taiwan) 15-10, 15-11

Women's Singles
Third Round
1-Dai Yun (China) beat Takako Ida (Japan) 11-3, 11-3
6-Huang Chia Chi (Taiwan) beat Lee Soon Deuk (Korea) 11-8, 11-0
4-Zhang Ning (China) beat Meiluwati (Indonesia) 11-2, 11-7
5-Yasuko Mizui (Japan) beat Kim Kyeung Ran (Korea) 11-7, 11-0
8-Lee Kyung Won (Korea) beat Chan Ya Lin (Taiwan) 11-6, 11-1
3-Gong Zhichao (China) beat Dwi Retnowati (Indonesia) 11-0, 11-3
7-Kanako Yonekura (Japan) beat Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn (Thailand) 8-11, 11-7, 11-7
2-Ye Zhaoying (China) beat Ninik Masrikah (Indonesia) 13-11, 11-3

Men's Singles
Third Round
1-Fung Permadi (Taiwan) beat James Chua (Malaysia) 15-4, 15-4
12-Chen Wei (China) beat Yap Yong Jyen (Malaysia) 15-4, 15-5
4-Chen Hong (China) beat Shon Seung Mo (Korea) 15-13, 16-17, 15-9
9-Johan Hadikusuma (Indonesia) beat Ramesh Nathan (Malaysia) 15-11, 15-11
15-Indra Wijaya (Indonesia) beat Luo Yigang (China) 15-9, 15-3
3-Ong Ewe Hock (Malaysia) beat Chien Yu Hsiu (Taiwan) 17-15, 15-11
8-Marleve Mainaky (Indonesia) beat 10-Yong Hock Kin (Malaysia) 15-11, 11-15, 15-12
2-Chen Gang (China) beat 11-Keita Matsuda (Japan) 15-6, 15-0


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