Akane Yamaguchi Clutches Bitburger Open Title

The Bitburger Open came to a close on Sunday, November 1st, with Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune) coming out victorious in women’s singles. This is the young Japanese player’s first title since being crowed as the champion at YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2013.

Akane went up against senior Ratchanok Intanon (VOLTRIC 70 E-tuneSHB-02LX) in the semifinal, excelling against her Thai rival with the match ending at  21-8 21-17. The final saw Akane come back from a set down against Thailand’s Busanan Ongbumrungpan (NANORAY Z-SPEED), leading her opponent for the entirety of the final game, the match ending at 16-21 21-14 21-13. Men’s doubles saw the No. 1 seeds triumph over the No. 2 seeds, with Danish Mads Pieler Kolding (ARCSABER 11) and Mads Conrad-Petersen defeating Russian Vladimir Ivanov (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune) and Ivan Sozonov (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune) with a close final score of 21-18 21-18.

In mixed doubles, Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ) and Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ) placed as finalists after their match against Polish Robert Mateusiak (ARCSABER 11) and Nadiezda Zieba (NANORAY 750) which ended at 21-18 21-17.

2015 Bitburger Open Results

Men’s Singles Final

[13] Ng Ka Long Angus (HKG) def. [12] Wong Wing Ki Vincent (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune)(HKG) 21-12 21-13

Women’s Singles Final

[4] Akane Yamaguchi (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune)(JPN) def. [7] Busanan Ongbumrungpan (NANORAY Z-SPEED)(THA) 16-21 21-14 21-13

Men’s Doubles Final

[1] Mads Pieler Kolding (ARCSABER 11)/Mads Conrad-Petersen (DEN) def. [2] Vladimir Ivanov (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune)/Ivan Sozonov (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune)(RUS) 21-18 21-18

Women’s Doubles Final

Tang Yuanting/Yu Yang (CHN) def. Poon Lok Yan (ARCSABER 11)/Tse Ying Suet  (NANORAY Z-SPEED)(HKG) 21-10 21-18

Mixed Doubles Final

Robert Mateusiak (ARCSABER 11)/Nadiezda Zieba (NANORAY 750)(POL) def. Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ)/ Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ)(ENG) 21-18 21-17