Kuala Lumpur: Muar City BC shot down Bangsar Hawks BC 18-3 to reclaim the top spot in the Purple League rankings on Sunday.
South Korean veteran Lee Hyun-Il of Muar City BC faced a tough opposition from Zulfadli Zulkiffli at the first men’s singles match. The experienced South Korean eventually overcame a hefty challenge from the 2014 Malaysian Champion to prevail at 11-5, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6.
The 2014 Dubai BWF Superseries Finals women’s singles champion Tai Tzu Ying chalked up yet another win for Muar City when she whitewashed Thinaah M 11-7, 11-7, 11-7 in just 17 minutes to put Muar City ahead with 6-1.
Tan Wee Kiong-Teo Kok Siang, and Chan Peng Soon-Chow Mei Kuan wasted little time by dominating their opponents in the first men’s doubles and mixed doubles matches respectively to hold Muar City at a comfortable lead of 12-1 over Bangsar Hawks in overall score.
In the second men’s singles match, Tan Chun Seang was struggling against Loh Kean Yew of Bangsar Hawk but eventually emerged unscathed with 11-9, 11-9,11-10 victory.
Reigning Malaysian men’s doubles champion Mak Hee Chun/Tan Bin Shen of Muar City survived a nerve-shredding battle before emerging victorious 11-9, 9-11, 10-11, 11-6, 11-8 over Aaron Chia Teng Fong/Sathiestharan Ramachandran in the second men’s doubles match.
In another tie what was played late Sunday afternoon, world number 8 Kenichi Tago of Japan spearheaded Petaling BC to 12-7 triumph over Serdang BC.