YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open: Round 1 Wins for Team YONEX

The main draw of the YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open got underway on November 18th, with a number of YONEX players claiming straight wins in the opening round.

Coming off of his 40th Superseries title at the China open last week Lee Chong Wei (DUORA 10SHB02LTD) triumphed over Tommy Sugiarto (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune) in a brief 40 minutes. Tommy would lead in the beginning of both games, but Chong Wei quickly seized the advantage each time, the Malaysian grabbing a stunning nine consecutive points in the first game. The final score came to 21-16 21-15.

On the women’s side, Spain’s Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEEDSHB-02LX) faced India’s P.V. Sindhu in another brief encounter. While Carolina had to overcome an initial onslaught on the part of the Indian to take the first game by a narrow margin, the Spaniard turned the tables in the second. Tied at 5-5, Carolina landed six straight points to get up to 11-5. She would proceed to take the match, the final score coming to 21-17 21-9. Ratchanok Intanon (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, SHB-02LX) secured an overwhelming win over local Cheung Ying Mei. The Thai carried the lead for the entirety of the game 1 and the majority of game 2 en route to a 21-8 21-9 victory.

In doubles, the Indonesian pair of Mohammad Ahsan (NANORAY 900, SHB-75EX) and Hendra Setiawan (NANORAY 900, SHB-75EX) earned a narrow but confident win over Japanese Hirokatsu Hashimoto and Noriyasu Hirata at 21-17 21-16. Denmark’s Mathias Boe (DUORA 10, SHBSC6iEX) and Carsten Mogensen (DUORA 10SHB87LTD) triumphed over Russians Vladimir Ivanov (ARCSABER 11, SHB02LTD) and Ivan Sozonov (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, SHBF1NLTD), not being led once in game 2, coming to a 21-12 21-17 score in exactly 30 minutes. Danish compatriots Kamilla Rytter Juhl (NANORAY 900, SHB87LTD) and Christinna Pedersen(NANORAY 800SHB-02LX) dominated over Thai pair Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai, maintaining the lead throughout the entirety of the match to close it out at 21-15 21-12.

2015 YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open Results

Men’s Singles Round 1

[3] Lin Dan (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ LDSHBSC6LDEX)(CHN) def. Ihsan Maulana Mustofa (INA) 21-17 15-21 21-14

[5] Chou Tien Chen (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE, SHB02LTD)(TPE) def. Wong Wing Ki Vincent (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune)(HKG) 21-19 10-21 22-20

Lee Chong Wei (DUORA 10SHB02LTD)(MAS) def. Tommy Sugiarto (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune)(INA) 21-16 21-15

Marc Zwiebler (ARCSABER 11SHB-87EX)(GER) def. Brice Leverdez (FRA) 21-17 21-19

Wang Zhengming (CHN) def.  [2] Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, SHBSC6iEX)(DEN) 21-15 21-19

Kazumasa Sakai (JPN)  def. [7] Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11SHB-87EX)(DEN) 21-17 21-10

Women’s Singles Round 1

[1] Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEEDSHB-02LX)(ESP) def. P.V. Sindhu (IND) 21-17 21-9

[7] Ratchanok Intanon (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, SHB-02LX) def. Cheung Ying Mei (HKG) 21-8 21-9

Akane Yamaguchi (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune)(JPN) def. Busanan Ongbumrungpan (NANORAY Z-SPEEDSHB-02LX)(THA) 21-19 10-21 21-18

Kaori Imabeppu (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune)(JPN) def. Iris Wang (USA) 21-16 21-12

[8] Wang Yihan (CHN) def. Michelle Li (NANORAY 900, SHBF1NLX)(CAN) 21-18 21-13

Men’s Doubles Round 1

[2] Mohammad Ahsan (NANORAY 900, SHB-75EX)/Hendra Setiawan (NANORAY 900, SHB-75EX)(INA) def. Hirokatsu Hashimoto/Noriyasu Hirata (JPN)  21-17 21-16

[3] Mathias Boe (DUORA 10, SHBSC6iEX)/Carsten Mogensen (DUORA 10SHB87LTD)(DEN) def. Vladimir Ivanov (ARCSABER 11, SHB02LTD)/Ivan Sozonov (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, SHBF1NLTD)(RUS) 21-12 21-17

Chen Hung Ling/Chi-Lin Wang (TPE) def. [5] Kenichi Hayakawa (DUORA 10)/Hiroyuki Endo (JPN) 11-21 21-16 21-16

Women’s Doubles Round 1

[1] Ayaka Takahashi (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune)/Misaki Matsutomo (JPN) def. Chan Hung Yung/Ng Wing Yung (HKG) 21-14 21-4

[3] Kamilla Rytter Juhl (NANORAY 900, SHB87LTD)/Christinna Pedersen(NANORAY 800SHB-02LX)(DEN) def. Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai (THA) 21-15 21-12

[4] Greysia Polii (NANORAY 900SHB-75EX)/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (NANORAY GlanZSHBF1NMX)(INA) def. Ng Tsz Yau/Yeung Nga Ting (HKG) 21-12 21-14

Cheung Ying Mei/Tsang Wing Chiu Avery (HKG) def. [7] Reika Kakiiwa (VOLTRIC 80)/Miyuki Maeda (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune)(JPN) 5-3 ret.

Mixed Doubles Round 1

[8] Praveen Jordan (NANORAY 800, SHB87LTD)/Debby Susanto (NANOSPEED 9900,SHB87LTD)(INA) def. Or Chin Chung/Chan Kaka Tsz Ka (HKG) 21-12 21-15

Shin Baek Cheol/Yoo Jung Chae (KOR) def.  [6] Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE ⅡSHB-02MX)/Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE ⅡSHB-02LX)(ENG) 21-9 21-15

Tang Chun Man/Poon Lok Yan (HKG) def. Kenichi Hayakawa (DUORA 10)/Misaki Matsutomo (JPN) 21-15 21-15

*Pictures of all players taken at 2015 YONEX French Open