Rising YONEX Stars Win Malaysia GPG Titles
- 07 May 2013
YONEX players won 3 titles at YONEX-SUNRISE Malaysia Grand Prix Gold 2013, which was held from April 30th to May 4th.
Indonesian Alamsyah Yunus (ARC10) faced Malaysian Goh Soon Huat (VTZF) in the men’s singles final. Alamsyah lost the first game by 21-10, however, he took an initiative in the second to tie the match by 21-9. In the decider, Alamsyah won 6 points consecutively to reach the match point, although Soon Huat led the game by 18-14. Alamsyah finally finished the game by 21-19 to crown the title.
No. 1 seed in the women’s singles, teenage sensation Sindhu P.V. (NR700RP) of India played another nail-biting match against Gu Juan from Singapore. Both the first and second games were close and the opponent led the decider by 13-7. Sindhu made a brilliant comeback from the inferior position to capture the title by 21-17 17-21 21-19.
It was the all Malaysian final in the men’s doubles No. 1 seed Koo Kien Keat(VTZF) and Tan Boon Heong(VTZF) faced No. 3 seed Goh V Shem (ARC11) and Lim Khim Wah (VTZF). V Shem and Khim Wah aggressively attacked in the first game to earn amazing 21 smash winners. Kien Keat and Boon Heong fought back with skillful 18 net winners, however V Shem and Khim Wah took the close game by 22-20. In the second game, they tactically attacked by mixing smash and net winners to finish the match, 22-20 21-15.
Malaysian Tan Aik Quan (ARC10) and Lai Pei Jing (NR700RP) advanced to the final of mixed doubles and they became runners-up after a close match against Indonesia’s Praveen Jordan and Vita Marissa. The final score was 20-22 21-13 21-17.
Tournament Results - Finals
Alamsyah Yunus (ARC10)(INA) def. Goh Soon Huat (VTZF)(MAS) 10-21 21-9 21-19
Sindhu P.V. (NR700RP)(IND) def. Gu Juan (SIN) 21-17-17-21 21-19
Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth/Rizki Amelia Pradipta (INA) def. Aprilsasi Putri Lejarsar Variella/Vita Marissa (INA) 21-17 16-21 21-17
Praveen Jordan/Vita Marissa (INA) def. Tan Aik Quan (ARC10)/Lai Pei Jing (NR700RP)(MAS) 20-22 21-13 21-17
*Yunus’s image is from the India Open Grand Prix Gold 2012.
Sindhu, Goh & Lim’s images are from the All England Open 2013.