INDONESIA reigned supreme in the USD50,000 Yonex Vietnam Open – winning four of the five finals, except women’s singles, at the Tan Binh Sports Center in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday.
In all-Japan women’s final Nozomi Okuhara, the 2012 World Junior champion, beat compatriot Aya Ohori 21-15, 21-11 in 34 minutes.
As expected Indonesia’s Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka, the top seed, won the men’s singles crown but he was forced to come from behind to beat surprise finalist H.S. Prannoy of Indian before winning 18-21, 21-15, 21-18 in 63 minutes.
Indonesia also won the men’s doubles through Andrei Andista-Hendra Aprida Gunawan. Seeded seven, the Indonesians were given a tough fight by Japan’s Kenta Kazuno-Kazushi Yamada before coming out winners 15-21, 23-21, 21-17 in 53 minutes.
In the battle of the Indonesians in the women’s doubles final Geovani Mareta-Rosyita Eka Putri ran out 21-19, 15-21, 21-10 winners against compatriots Gebby Ristiyani Imawan-Mahadewi Istirani Ni Ketut. The final lasted 55 minutes.
Top seeds Muhammad Rijal-Vita Marissa packed too much power for compatriots and second seeds Irfan Fadhila-Weni Anggrani in their 21-18, 21-10 triumph.
RESULTS (All Finals)
Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka (Ina) beat H.S. Prannoy (Ind) 18-21, 21-15, 21-18
Andrei Andista-Hendra Aprida Gunawan (Ina) beat Kenta Kazuno-Kazushi Yamada (Jpn) 15-21, 23-21, 21-17
Nozomi Okuhara (Jpn) beat Aya Ohori (Jpn) 21-15, 21-11
Geovani Mareta Dea-Rosyita Eka Putri Sari (Ina) beat Gebby Ristiyani Imawan-Mahadewi Istirani Ni Ketut (Ina) 21-19, 15-21, 21-10
Muhammad Rijal-Vita Marissa (Ina) beat Irfan Fadhilah-Weni Anngrani (Ina) 21-18, 21-10