Selangor’s Eng Ler Qi retained the girls’ under-16 (U-16) singles title in Round Two of the 100PLUS 2022 Junior Elite Tour (JET) badminton championship at the Perak Badminton Academy in Meru today.
Ler Qi, the Group A champion in round one in May, lived up to expectations by beating Melaka’s Shaneesa Shahidi 21-12, 21-16 in 45 minutes.
The defending champ, Ler Qi scored a double when she partnered Shan Lee Yu to win the girls’ doubles title, beating teammates Chow Hui Er-K. Reesha 21-17, 21-14.
"I was more composed and controlled my attacks throughout the match. I’m definitely happy to win the title a second time but need more training, especially on net play,” Ler Qi said.
In the boys’ U-16 singles, Shawn Hiu of Selangor beat Yap Chun Sin 22-20, 21-8 to win the title.
“I was quite hasty and made many mistakes in the first game but was helped by several lucky shots. In the second game, my opponent slowed down and I took advantage of the situation,” he said.
Perak took the boys’ doubles gold when Fan Jing Xuan-Muhd Al-Imran Jasni beat teammates Loh Chee Kiat-Rex Ng Man Hei 21-16, 21-16.
“We played our normal game and did not feel any pressure despite playing on home ground against our teammates, as we just teamed up one week before the tournament,” said Al-Imran.
In the U-14 category, Teh Xin Ying of Kuala Lumpur lifted both the girls’ singles and doubles titles.
Xin Ying retained the singles crown by defeating teammate and second seed Teoh Sue Mei 21-8, 21-10 and partnered Wong Au Mei to beat second seeds Chan Zhi Xuan Annabelle-Lim Yew Ern of Selangor 21-9, 21-15.