Unseeded Jimmy Wong of Selangor stunned second seed Abdul Rahman Erfan of Kedah to march into the quarter-finals in the Boys’ Under-16 singles in the 100PLUS National Junior Circuit Zone C (1st-leg) in Kuala Terengganu on Wednesday.
Jimmy needed only 31 minutes to wrap his second round match 21-12, 21-14 at Stadium Negeri. He will face compatriot Siow Zi Feng who registered a similar scoreline in his win over another Kedah challenger Yee Sin Foong.
Selangor’s top seed Chua Jin Yang also advanced with an easy 21-7, 21-18 win over Kedah’s Roslan Faris Amrin and will meet Kelantan’s Tan Kian Ann who ousted yet another Kedahan Au Sin Seng Chiraphong 21-11, 21-12.
It was certainly a bad day for Kedah in the Under-16 boys category when joint 3/4 seed Mat Desa Shahrul of Terengganu packed off Kok Jia Cheng 21-10, 21-18.
In other matches in the category Yap Juin An brought more cheer to the Selangor camp when he upstaged joint 3/4 seed Francis Mervin Crescen in a three-game thriller to prevail 11-21, 21-15, 21-14.
Meanwhile, Selangor’s Loh Zhi Wei pulled off a major upset in the Girls’ Under-16 singles when she knocked out top seed and favourite Chu Ah Fei of Kelantan 21-17, 21-18.
In the Boys’ Under-14 top seed Shaz Muhammad Adam breezed through a 21-8, 21-14 win over Negri Sembilan’s Selvam Sutharsana. Second seed Goo Vie Kieat of Kelantan was taken the distance before overcoming Selangor’s Kayson Goh Jun Zong 9-21, 21-17, 21-11.
SELECTED RESULTS (Singles)
Chua Jin Yang (Sel) beat Roslan Faris Amrin (Ked) 21-12, 21-14
Tan Kian Ann (Kel) beat Au Sin Seng Chiraphong (Ked) 21-11, 21-12
Yap Juin An (Sel) beat Francis Mervin Crescen (NS) 11-21, 21-15, 21-14
Lim Thian Loong (Sel) beat Chew Tze Tsuan (NS) 21-10, 21-7
Chua Kim Sheng (Sel) beat Azim Izzudin Rosli (Ked) 21-19, 21-11
Mat Desa Shahrul (Trg) beat Kok Jia Cheng (Ked) 21-10, 21-18
Siow Zi Feng (Sel) beat Yee Sin Foong (Ked) 21-12, 21-14
Shaz Muhammad Adam (Sel) beat Selvam Suthasana (NS) 21-8, 21-14
Goo Vie Kieat (Kel) beat Goh Jun Zong (Sel) 9-21, 21-17, 21-11
Kok Jia Zheng (Sel) beat Puzi Muhd Soofi (Ked) 21-11, 21-14
Lim Zhian Meng (Ked) beat Soo Jia Le (NS) 23-21, 21-11
Loh Zhi Wei (Sel) beat Chu Ah Fei (Kel) 21-17, 21-18
Cheng Su Hui (Ked) beat Nor Hatera Rosli (Trg) 21-9, 21-11