Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet Eliminate Korean’s World Number One

Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet Eliminate Korean’s World Number One

Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet Eliminate Korean’s World Number One


Hong Kong team has major victories on the first day of YONEX-SUNRISE 2016 Hong Kong Open Badminton Championships. Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet beat the Korean world number one pair Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na in the first round of Mixed Doubles. Another Hong Kong Mixed Doubles pair Reginald Lee and Chau Hoi Wah win over Japanese Kenta Kazuno and Ayane Kurihara.

Tang and Tse have won a gold and a silver in the eleven points system Chinese Taipei Masters and Thailand Open. This is their fifth time competing together in Mixed Doubles. With the support of local fans, they have a good start in the first game and lead all the way to a 21:15 win. In the second game, the two pairs have a close game at the beginning after the Korean made changes of their tactics. Tang and Tze soon regain their rhythm and take the lead. They finish the match by 21:14.

‘We didn’t expect to beat the world number one! Our goal was to fight for each and every match. We are both left handed. It’s quite rare and hard for our opponents to adapt to our play. In this match, we don’t have pressure and can perform better.’ Tang and Tse commented.

In Reginald Lee and Chau Hoi Wah’s match, the couple did not face much challenge and win over Japanese Kenta Kazuno and Ayane Kurihara by 21:11 and 21:15. Lee has played 3 matches today. He was almost fainted and need some bread and soda to regain his strength in between matches. Chau was leading in the games instead of Lee. They spend 33 minutes to clinch the match.

Chau is excited after the two victories of Hong Kong Team. She said, ‘It feels like we are playing a team event. Tang and Tze just finished before us. It’s a good start for Hong Kong. I am happy that more new doubles pairs have risen up.‘ Lee added, ‘There are not many badminton players in Hong Kong. To form a doubles pair is very difficult. We hope we can gain more fan’s attention.’ Lee and his Men’s Doubles new partner Law Cheuk Him also promoted to main draw earlier today.

The other Mixed Doubles pair of Hong Kong, Tam Chun Hei and Ng Tsz Yau are not that lucky. They lost to Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino of Japan in two games. Ng said, ‘We didn’t play well at the critical points although we were leading most of the time.’

YONEX-SUNRISE 2016 Hong Kong Open Badminton Championships will start at 9am tomorrow at Hong Kong Coliseum until November 27. Tickets are now available for sale at the URBTIX website ( For more information, please call the ticketing enquiry hotline at 3761 6661.

Time Draw Players
09:00 MS Kazumasa SAKAI (Japan) vs     SHI Yuqi (China)
10:50 WD NG Tsz Yau / YEUNG Nga Ting (Hong Kong, China) vs JUNG Kyung Eun / SHIN Seung Chan (Korea)
11:30 MS QIAO Bin  (China) vs PRANNOY H. S. (India)
11:30 WD Misaki MATSUTOMO / Ayaka TAKAHASHI (Japan) vs Gabriela STOEVA / Stefani STOEVA (Bulgaria)
12:20 WD NG Wing Yung / YUEN Sin Ying (Hong Kong, China) vs LUO Ying / LUO Yu (China)
13:00 WS Porntip BURANAPRASERTSUK (Thailand) vs Saina NEHWAL (India)
13:40 MS LEE Hyun Il (Korea) vs Sony Dwi KUNCORO (Indonesia)
14:20 MS Boonsak PONSANA (Thailand) vs CHOU Tien Chen (Chinese Taipei)
Around 14:30 WD POON Lok Yan / TSE Ying Suet (Hong Kong, China) vs Anggia Shitta AWANDA / Mahadewi Istirani NI KETUT (Indonesia)
14:50 XD Hee Chun MAK / YEUNG Nga Ting (Hong Kong, China) vs LU Kai / HUANG Yaqiong (China)
15:30 WD CHEN Qingchen / JIA Yifan (China) vs Shiho TANAKA / Koharu YONEMOTO (Japan)
18:30 MS Jan O JORGENSEN (Denmark) vs     SAI PRANEETH B. (India)
18:30 MS WEI Nan (Hong Kong, China) vs     Tzu Wei WANG (Chinese Taipei)
18:30 MD Jae Hwan KIM / YOO Yeon Seong (Korea) vs Kien Keat KOO / Boon Heong TAN (Malaysia)
18:30 MS LIN Yu Hsien (Chinese Taipei) vs WONG Wing Ki Vincent (Hong Kong, China)
19:00 MD V Shem GOH / Wee Kiong TAN (Malaysia) vs Kim ASTRUP / Anders Skaarup RASMUSSEN (Denmark)
19:10 WS Line KJAERSFELDT (Denmark) vs     YIP Pui Yin (Hong Kong, China)
約19:15 WS CHEUNG Ngan Yi (Hong Kong, China) vs Thuy Linh NGUYEN (Vietman)
19:50 MD LAW Cheuk Him / LEE Chun Hei Reginald       (Hong Kong, China) vs     Bodin ISARA / Nipitphon PHUANGPHUAPET (Thailand)
約20:00 MS NG Ka Long Angus (Hong Kong, China) vs Zulfadli ZULKIFFLI (Malaysia)
20:20 MS Marc ZWIEBLER (Germany) vs     HU Yun (Hong Kong, China)
20:20 MS LEE Cheuk Yiu (Hong Kong, China) vs     TIAN Houwei (China)
20:45 MD OR Chin Chung / TANG Chun Man (Hong Kong, China) vs Takeshi KAMURA / Keigo SONODA (Japan)