Ampang Jaya BC strolled past BU Dragons BC 9-2 in the Junior Champions Challenge (JCC) 2016 final to win the title earlier today at the Sports Arena, Bukit Serdang.
Their boys’ singles player, Tan Jia Wei wasted little time in dispatching BU Dragons’ Loo Bing Kun 11-4, 11-4, 11-4 as Ampang Jaya took the first match with a convincing 3-0 victory.
Ampang Jaya secured another 3 points in the girls’ singles’ category. Wang Zhi Yi gained an easy 11-7, 11-5, 11-9 win over BU Dragons’ rising star, K. Letshanaa as the difference in class was just too significant.
Tang Xin and Tan Kok Xian would then win the cup for their team after defeating BU Dragons’ Leong Jun Kai and Owen Ting Shih Wee 3-2 (10-11, 11-9, 11-4, 10-11, 11-8) in boys’ doubles’ category.
“I have been waiting for this moment for a very long time. We have been targeting for the championship since the very beginning and now that we have achieved our goal, it makes everything worthwhile,” said Ampang Jaya head coach, Ho Khek Mong.
“The match was tighter than the score-line suggested. Our players still had to remain focus despite BU Dragons fielding a fairly young side as they are unpredictable. In the end, I am very proud of them as they handled the pressure with flying colours,” added Khek Mong.
Meanwhile, Petaling BC secured third place as they beat Kepong BC 10-9 in the 3rd/4th playoff. Kepong started the stronger side as they won the first 3 matches. However Petaling who were down 4-9 at one point, turned it around as Petaling’s girls’ doubles pair, Loh Bao Ying and Tew Jia Jia cruised past Kepong’s Bonoi Pakitta and Chu Ai Chia in straight sets to narrow the margin.
With the momentum on their side, Petaling’s Loh Loh Ze Feng and Wanida Buapa would go on to beat Gan Jing Err and Muhd Nuraidil Adha 3-0 in the mixed doubles match to secure the win for their side.
Ampang Jaya took home the winners cheque worth RM25,000 while BU Dragons was awarded RM15,000. Petaling pocketed RM6,000 from their third place finish while Kepong went home with RM4,000.
Final: Ampang Jaya BC bt BU Dragons BC (9-2)
BS: Tan Jia Wei bt Loo Bing Kun 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-4)
GS: Wang Zhi Yi bt K. Letshanaa 3-0 (11-7, 11-5, 11-9)
BD: Tan Kok Xian-Tang Xin bt Leong Jun Kai-Owen Ting Shih Wee 3-2 (10-11, 11-9, 11-4, 10-11, 11-8)
3rd/4th Placing: Petaling BC bt Kepong BC (10-9)
BS: James Hong Jun lost to Kok Jing Hong 1-3 (11-8, 6-11, 7-11, 9-11)
GS: Yap Yee lost to Silprakob Suphapich 2-3 (7-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-8, 3-11)
BD: Ian Wong Jien Sern-Kwek Yee Jian lost to Chua Yue Chern-Tee Kai Wun 1-3 (5-11, 11-9, 6-11, 7-11)
GD: Loh Bao Ying-Tew Jia Jia bt Bonoi Pakitta-Chu Ai Chia 3-0 (11-9, 11-5, 11-8)