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Danish Open: Hoyer Repeats Over Dong Jiong

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October 14, 1999 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - Poul-Erik Hoyer of Denmark, badminton's current men's singles Olympic Games champion, today repeated his 1996 finals victory over silver medal-winner Dong Jiong of China in a round-of-16 match at the Danish Open championships underway in Vejle. The 34-year old Hoyer, seeded at number five, beat Dong in two sets 15-8 and 15-8.

Hoyer's victory puts him into the quarterfinals where he will be matched against Indonesia's rising teenage star, Taufik Hidayat. The third-seeded Hidayat defeated Yong Hock Kin of Malaysia 15-6 and 15-2 to book his place among the top eight.

Reigning world champion and top seed Sun Jun of China is also into the round-of-eight. He beat Jyri Aalto of Finland 15-12 and 15-6 in a third round contest this evening.

Number two seed Peter Gade of Denmark, fourth pick Heryanto Arbi of Indonesia, seventh seed Marleve Mainaky, also from Indonesia, ninth pick Wong Choon Hann of Malaysia, and tenth-seeded Dane Kenneth Jonassen round out the men's singles quarterfinal cast.

Gade beat China's Ji Xinpeng 15-9 and 15-3 to move ahead into the elite eight. Arbi struggled past Thomas Johannson of Sweden 15-9, 14-17 and 15-3 to squeeze out his third three-set victory in a row. Mainaky defeated Martin Hagberg of Sweden 15-12 and 15-6. Wong beat 1997 world champion Peter Rasmussen of Denmark 15-10, 2-15 and 15-8, and Jonassen upset sixth-seeded Ong Ewe Hock of Malaysia 15-6 and 15-8.

In the quarterfinals, Sun will play Jonassen, Gade will face Mainaky, Hidayat will do battle with Hoyer, and Arbi will be matched up with Wong.

In the mixed doubles quarterfinals, second seeded Danes (Ms.) Rikke Olsen and Michael Sogaard fell to the seventh seeds, (Ms.) Gao Ling and Zhang Jun from China, 15-5, 9-15 and 4-15, while fourth seeds Bambang Suprianto and (Ms.) Resiana Zelin of Indonesia were beaten by the sixth picks, Jens Eriksen and (Ms.) Mette Schjoldager of Denmark, 8-15 and 9-15.

Top seeds (Ms.) Ge Fei and Liu Yong of China went through to the semifinals with a 15-8 and 15-2 win over Wahyu Agung and (Ms.) Ema Ermawati of Indonesia. Simon Archer and (Ms.) Joanne Goode of England are the other semifinalists. They beat Denmark's Jon Holst-Christensen and (Ms.) Marlene Thomsen 15-10, 1-15 and 15-7.

In the mixed doubles semifinals, Ge and Liu will play Archer and Goode, while Gao and Zhang will face Eriksen and Schjoldager.

In the women's singles event, qualifier Tang Chunyu of China, winner of the recent Dutch and German Opens, continued to be the player in form. She put out 1996 Olympic Games silver medalist Mia Audina of Netherland in the opening round 13-12 and 11-4, She then upended fifth-seed Cindana Hartono Kusuma of Indonesia in the round-of-16 11-7, 11-5

Tang will have a tougher test in the quarterfinals where she will be matched up against world champion and third seed Camilla Martin of Denmark. Martin beat Miho Tanaka of Japan 11-4 and 11-4 in the morning and then defeated Taiwan's Huang Chia Chi 11-4 and 11-2 this evening.

Following are the results of today's OTHER matches (number before player's name indicates seeding; letter q before player's name indicates that the player or pair is a qualifier).

Men's Singles
Second Round
1-Sun Jun (China) beat Pullela Gopichand (India) 15-9, 15-5
Jyri Aalto (Finland) beat q-Xiao Hui (China) 15-7, 15-13
6-Ong Ewe Hock (Malaysia) beat Dicky Palyama (Netherland) 15-13, 15-9
10-Kenneth Jonassen (Denmark) beat George Rimarodi (Indonesia) 15-10-15-4
3-Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia) beat Keita Masuda (Japan) 15-6, 15-4
13-Yong Hock Kin (Malaysia) beat Martin Delfs (Denmark) 15-3, 15-7
5-Poul-Erik Hoyer (Denmark) beat q-Lin Liwen (China) 15-2, 15-2
Dong Jiong (China) beat Carsten Gjerlov (Denmark) 15-1, 15-3
9-Peter Rasmussen (Denmark) beat Mark Constable (England) 15-13, 15-2
8-Wong Choon Hann (Malaysia) beat Ruud Kuijten (Belgium) 15-8, 15-4
14-Tomas Johansson (Sweden) beat Jeroen Van Dijk (Netherland) 15-9, 4-15, 15-7
4-Heryanto Arbi (Indonesia) beat Xia Xuanze (China) 11-15, 15-11, 15-8
Martin Hagberg (Sweden) beat 12-Rashid Sidek (Malaysia) 15-13, 8-15, 15-9
7-Marleve Mainaky (Indonesia) beat Nikhil Kanetkar (India) 15-10, 15-13
Ji Xinpeng (China) beat Niels Christian Kaldau (Denmark) 5-15, 15-1, 15-2
2-Peter Gade (Denmark) beat Fumihiko Machida (Japan) 15-3, 15-4

Women's Singles
First Round
1-Dai Yun (China) beat Joanna Szleszynska (Poland) 11-4, 11-3
q-Sandra Watt (Scotland) beat q-Nina Weckstrom (Finland) 13-10, 11-8
7-Yasuko Mizui (Japan) beat Christina Sorensen (Denmark) 11-6, 11-5
Brenda Beenhakker (Netherland) beat Margit Borg (Sweden) 11-8, 11-1
Huang Chia Chi (Taiwan) beat Aparna Popat (India) 11-4, 4-11, 11-6
5-Cindana Hartono Kusuma (Indonesia) beat Justine Wilmott (England) 11-0, 11-7
Kanako Yonekura (Japan) beat Tine Rasmussen (Denmark) 11-6, 13-10
q-Sun Jian (China) beat 6-Lidya Djaelawidjaya (Indonesia) 13-11, 11-6
Marina Andrievskaia (Sweden) beat Mette Pedersen (Denmark) 11-8, 11-1
4-Zhou Mi (China) beat Judith Meulendijks (Netherland) 11-7, 11-2
Ellen Angelinawati (Indonesia) beat Neelima Choudhary (India) 11-4, 11-7
8-Mette Sorensen (Denmark) beat Elena Nozdran (Ukraine) 11-6, 11-0
Kelly Morgan (Wales) beat Karolina Ericsson (Sweden) 11-9, 11-7
2-Gong Ruina (China) beat Takako Ida (Japan) 11-3, 13-12
Second Round
1-Dai Yun (China) beat q-Sandra Watt (Scotland) 11-2, 11-1
7-Yasuko Mizui (Japan) beat Brenda Beenhakker (Netherland) 11-8, 11-1
Kanako Yonekura (Japan) beat q-Sun Jian (China) 11-2, 11-4
4-Zhou Mi (China) beat Marina Andrievskaia (Sweden) 11-3, 11-13, 11-6
8-Mette Sorensen (Denmark) beat Ellen Angelinawati (Indonesia) 8-11, 11-9, 11-3
2-Gong Ruina (China) beat Kelly Morgan (Wales) 11-9, 11-9

Men's Doubles
First Round
1-Eng Hian and Flandy Limpele (Indonesia) beat Michael Logosz and Robert Mateusiak (Poland) 15-9, 15-7
Keita Masuda and Tadashi Ohtsuka (Japan) beat Jan Jorgensen and Peder Nissen (Denmark) 10-15, 15-4, 15-7
7-Peter Axelsson and Par-Gunnar Jonsson (Sweden) beat Jan Frolich and Petr Martinec (Czech) 15-4, 15-3
Martin Lundgaard Hansen and Lars Paaske (Denmark) beat Anthony Clark and Ian Sullivan (England) 15-4, 15-3
3-Jens Eriksen and Jesper Larsen (Denmark) beat Shinji Ohta and Takuya Takehana (Japan) 15-2, 15-5
Cheah Soon Kit and Yap Kim Hock (Malaysia) beat Cheng Rui and Wang Wei (China) 15-13, 15-5
5-Simon Archer and Nathan Robertson (England) beat Thomas Hovgaard and Jesper Christensen (Denmark) 15-3, 15-5
Jesper Mikla and Janek Roos (Denmark) beat Alastair Gatt and Craig Robertson (Scotland) 15-7, 15-9
Ade Lukas and Santoso Sigiharjo (Indonesia) beat q-Mathias Boe and Michael Jensen (Denmark) 15-8, 15-0
6-Zhang Jun and Zhang Wei (China) beat Joachim Fischer and Ove Svejstrup (Denmark) 15-10, 15-5
Quinten Van Dalm and Dennis Lens (Netherland) beat Jaseel Ismail and Vincent Lobo (India) 15-9, 11-15, 15-9
4-Jim Laugesen and Michael Sogaard (Denmark) beat Takuya Katayama and Yuzo Kubota (Japan) 15-1, 15-2
Michael Lamp and Jonas Rasmussen (Denmark) beat Patrick Boonen and David Vandewinkel (Belgium) 15-11, 15-8
8-Chris Hunt and Julian Robertson (England) beat Enrico Galeani and Simone Vincenzi (Italy) 15-1, 15-1
Harald Koch and Jurgen Koch (Austria) beat Thomas Rojkaer and Tommy Sorensen (Denmark) 15-12, 17-14
2-Antonius Budi Iriantho and Denny Kantono (Indonesia) beat Dennis Jensen and Lars Sorensen (Denmark) 15-3, 15-4

Women's Doubles
First Round
1-Helene Kirkegaard and Rikke Olsen (Denmark) beat Fiona Sneddon and Sandra Watt (Scotland) 15-7, 15-2
Agnese Allegrini and Maria Luisa Mur (Italy) beat Winnie Madsen and Mette Melcher (Denmark) 15-2, 15-12
7-Yoshiko Iwata and Haruko Matsuda (Japan) beat Nadia Lyduch and Tina Olsen (Denmark) 15-2, 15-3
Julie Boe and Julie Houmann (Denmark) beat Lorraine Cole and Tracey Dineen (England) 15-13, 12-15, 15-8
Chen Lin and Jiang Xuelian (China) beat 4-Carmelita and Indarti Isoliana (Indonesia) 15-8, 15-3
Nicole Van Hooren and Lotte Jonathans (Netherland) beat Jane Bramsen and Pernille Harder (Denmark) 15-13, 11-15, 17-15
8-Ann Lou Jorgensen and Mette Schjoldager (Denmark) beat Takae Masumo and Chikako Nakayama (Japan) 15-6, 15-11
Katarzyna Krazowska and Joanna Szleszynka (Poland) beat Lene Jorgensen and Pernille Sorensen (Denmark) 15-1, 17-14
Jeanette Lund and Anne Marie Pedersen (Denmark) beat Stefanie Westermann and Kathy Zimmerman (USA) 8-15, 15-12, 15-4
6-Deyana Lomban and Eliza Nathanael (Indonesia) beat Anne Mette Van Dijk and Marlene Thomsen (Denmark) 17-16, 15-6
Naomi Murakami and Hiromi Yamada (Japan) beat Gail Emms and Jo Wright (England) 15-10, 15-6
Tang Chunyu and Zhou Mi (China) beat 3-Majken Vange (Denmark) and Resiana Zelin (Indonesia) 15-9, 15-9
Britta Andersen and Lene Mork (Denmark) beat Victoria Evtoushenko and Elena Nozdran (Uktaine) 17-15, 15-9
5-Joanne Goode and Donna Kellogg (England) beat Lene Romer and Malene Worm (Denmark) 15-2, 15-6
Angelina De Pauw and Enny Widowati (Indonesia) beat Tine Nielsen and Karina Sorensen (Denmark) 15-13, 15-3
2-Gao Ling and Qin Yiyuan (China) beat Malene Bech and Lene Rasmussen (Denmark) 15-1, 15-1

Mixed Doubles
Second Round
1-Ms. Ge Fei and Liu Yong (China) beat Chris Hunt and Ms. Donna Kellogg (England) 15-6, 15-7
8-Wahyu Agung and Ms. Emma Ermawati (Indonesia) beat Ms. Jane Bramsen and Lars Paaske (Denmark) 15-7, 15-9
3-Simon Archer and Ms. Joanne Goode (England) beat Ruud Kuijten and Ms. Manon Albinus (Belgium) 15-3, 15-5
5-Jon Holst-Christensen and Ms. Marlene Thomsen (Denmark) beat Vladislav Druzchenko and Ms. Victoria Evtoushenko (Ukraine) 15-3, 15-2
6-Jens Eriksen and Ms. Mette Schjoldager (Denmark) beat Ms. Chen Lin and Chen Qiqiu (China) 17-15, 15-13
4-Bambang Suprianto and Ms. Resiana Zelin (Indonesia) beat Anthony Clark and Ms. Lorraine Cole (England) 15-7, 15-3
7-Ms. Gao Ling and Zhang Jun (China) beat Ms. Gail Emms and Ian Sullivan (England) 15-7, 15-12
2-Ms. Rikke Olsen and Michael Sogaard (Denmark) beat Fumihiko Machida and Ms. Yasuko Mizui (Japan) 15-10, 15-3


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