Kuala Lumpur: The Terminators overwhelmed Transformers 8-3 on Tuesday to remain undefeated at the BAM Mixed Team Championships that was held at the Academy Malaysian Badminton (ABM), Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
During the opening mixed doubles match, team captain of the Terminators, Lee Zii Jia was paired with Lai Pei Jing to take on Yap Roy King/Peck Yen Wei from Transformers. Lee/Lai dominated the match with a 15-10, 15-9 victory to score the first point for Terminators.
“I used to play together with Zii Jia during training sessions and we have no communication problems during the match,” said Lai.
“We are learning how to score points and win matches even partnering with different teammates,” added Lai.
Leong Jun Hao of Transformers leveled the score after beating Wyman Goh 15-11, 15-4 in the first men’s singles match. However, the women’s doubles pair of Chow Mei Kuan/Pearly Tan took Terminators back to a 2-1 lead when they outlasted Vivian Hoo/Yap Ling 15-13, 15- 7.
The men’s doubles from Transformers Chang Yee Jun/Nur Izzuddin came out strong to beat Goh Sze Fei/Low Hang Yee 14-15, 15-12, 11-9 to make the overall score 2-2.
Women’s singles, Lee Ying Ying secured the third point for the Terminators after winning over K Letshanaa 15-8, 15-13, before Muhd Haikal Nazri/Low Yeen Yuan extended the lead 4-2 for Terminators as a result of the victory over Wan Muhd Arif Wan Junaidi/Cheng Su Hui 15-8, 15-9.
S Kisona narrowed the gap to 3-4 for the Transformers after beating Siti Nurshuhaini Azman 15-9, 15-8.
In the second men’s singles match, Lee Shun Yang contributed fifth points for Terminators after beating Juston Hoh 15-13, 13-15, 11-5. Chow Mei Kuan, Lai Pei Jing, Pearly Tan overcame Peck Yen Wei, Vivian Hoo , Yap Ling, 15-14, 15-7 in the women’s three on three contest to give Terminators an unassailable 6-3 lead.
Lee Zii Jia once again took the court to contribute the 7th points in the third men’s singles competition after winning over Aidil Sholeh 15-4, 15-6.
In the men’s three on three contest, Chen Tan Jie, Goh Sze Fei, and Low Han Yee sealed the deal for Terminators after winning over the pair of Chang Yee Jun, Leong Jun Hao, Nur Izzuddin 15-9, 12-15, 11-5.
The Terminators topped the standings with two points and will battle the Avengers team led by Soh Wooi Yik in the final match on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Avengers failed to record their second victory after losing to the Dominators 5-6 on Tuesday. The Dominators and Avengers teams each earned one point after two days of competition and were ranked second and third on the chart respectively.