Cyberjaya: After Japanese badminton player Kenichi Tago who was handed an indefinite suspension by the Nippon Badminton Association in April this year for gambling at an illegal casino, he looked fit and strong and was in great spirits while playing his first badminton match in the Purple League on.
Tago who played for Petaling BC overcame Wei Nan of Bandar Utama (BU) Dragons BC 11-2, 11-7, 11-8 but his team ended up losing the tie at the Gem in Mall in Cyberjaya.
In women’s singles match that followed, Hera Desiana Rachmawati added three more points to Petaling BC by defeating Chiang Mei Hui 7-11, 11-9, 11-5, 7-2.
Tan Wee Kiong then partnered Chooi Kah Ming to outlast his national team teammate Goh V Shem who was paired with Chen Tang Jie to narrow the deficit for BU Dragons BC to 4-7, before the mixed doubles pair of Markis Kido-Chow Mei Kuan levelled the score for the Dragons at 7-7.
In the last match of the tie, Tommy Sugiarto sealed the victory for BU Dragons BC when he was declared the winner against Iskandar Zulkarnain after the 30 minutes limit was reached.
The 10-8 victory for Dragon was its second win in the 2016/2017 season.
In other tie that was being played on Wednesday, Klang City BC overpowered Bangsar Hawks BC to an 11-7 victory.