Indonesia’s Asian Champs Prospects Down to the Doubles
Jakarta. Indonesia’s Debby Susanto and Praveen Jordan moved into the quarterfinals of the Asian badminton championships in Wuhan, China, on Thursday with a win over Taiwan’s Chen Hsiao Huan and Liao Min Chun in the mixed doubles draw.
The pair came through 24-22, 21-18 to join top Indonesian mixed doubles pair Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad, who made it into the last eight after their opponents, Domou Amro and Bahaedeen Ahmad Alshannik of Jordan, dropped out of the tournament.
Debby and Praveen will next take on Chau Hoi Wah and Reginald Lee Chun Hei of Hong Kong, while Liliyana and Tontowi will play China’s Huang Yaqiong and Lu Kai.
In the men’s doubles, former world champions Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan also made it into the quarterfinals on a walkover. They will next play Qiu Zihan and Liu Xiaolong of China.
The three pairs are all that remains of the Indonesian contingent at the Dong Feng Citroen Badminton Asia Championship, after a flurry of exits on Thursday.
Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka and Maria Febe Kusumastuti, the country’s sole representatives in the singles competitions, were the first to go, Hayom losing to South Korea’s Son Wan Ho, 15-21, 21-12, 21-14, and Febe falling 21-14, 21-9 to China’s Wang Yihan.
“She was more powerful than me on the court,” Febe said as quoted by badmintonindonesia.org. the website of the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI). “She took control of the game and put me under pressure.”
In the men’s doubles, Ade Yusuf and Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira lost to world number one Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong, 21-13, 21-13. In the women’s doubles, Greysia Polii and Nitya Krishinda Maheswari went down to Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang of China, 21-14, 21-9.
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