With just four games to go to the end of the inaugural Junior Purple League 2015 season, Nusajaya BC is in firm control for the overall crown as they continued their march with a 13-5 defeat of Muar BS this morning at the Pro-One Badminton.
However, the games were anything but easy for Nusajaya when they were stretched the full distance with boys singles Lu Chia Hung taking close to a half hour before he was able to overcome Muhammad Syafiq Iqbal 11-3, 11-6, 11-4.
With the 3-0 head start, Nusajaya’s girls singles Seah Lin was also tested by Kasturi Radhakrisnan before walking away with a close 3-2 victory off 11-5 11-6 8-11 10-11 11-6.
Nusajaya then went on to pick up further points from the mixed doubles pair of Cheam June Wei and Kelly Wong before they dropped their first game in the girls doubles.
The Muar pair of Mychelle Chrystine Bandaso and Putri Ramadhani Hastiyanti showed plenty of grit as they romped to a 3-1 win over Nusajaya’s Chen Li Yu and Yeung Nga Ting.
Mychelle-Putri had scores of 11-8 4-11 8-11 6-11.
In the boys doubles, Aaron Chia and Tan Teck Han gave the confidence back to Nusajaya when they easily overcame the Muar duo, Lim Yik Shen and Nor Aqmal.
After scoring an easy 11-4 win in the first set, Aaron and Teck Han never looked back as they coast to an easy 11-3 11-2 victory.
While the win strengthened Nusajaya’s position at the top going into their next league game against Kepong BC tomorrow morning, the loss for Muar BC saw them being entrenched just one spot from the bottom of the league.
In the meantime at the New Vision Badminton Academy, Vega Vio Nirwanda gave Cheras coach Rashid Sidek plenty to smile when he thrashed Petaling Jaya BC’s home favourite R. Satheishtharan 11-3, 11-6, 11-7 in 15 minutes.
It was Satheishtharan’s first loss of the Junior Purple League 2015 season.
But Supanida Katethong stole the second game in the girls singles when she denied Cheras’ Pearly Tan 11-9 10-11 10-11 11-5 11-5.
With the game tied at one apiece and 5-3 to Cheras’s advantage, the visitors then went on to grab the next two games in the mixed doubles and also the women’s doubles as they romped to easy 3-0 identical wins.
But Ching Jakie and Low Hang Yee restored some pride back to Petaling Jaya BC in the final game of the boys doubles when they edged Cheras’ duo of Nurizzuddin Mohd Rumsani and Sim Fong Hau 11-9, 8-11, 11-6, 11-7.
“Naturally, I am very happy with the win, but they still have a long way to go yet,” said Rashid after the match.
“They are improving but we still have to work hard to make sure that we finish at least fifth or sixth in the league.”
The Junior Purple League continues tomorrow at several venues around the country.
Nusajaya BC bt Muar BC 13-5
Cheras BC bt Petaling Jaya BC 12-6