China’s Shi Yuqi and Thailand’s Busanan Ongbumrungphan emerged singles champions at the Yonex Sunrise Indonesian Masters 2016 that concluded yesterday in Balikpapan.
Hosts Indonesia grabbed the Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles titles, while Korea triumphed in Women’s Doubles.
No.11 seed Shi Yuqi won an all-China battle against Huang Yuxiang after his opponent retired in the second game of the Men’s Singles final with Shi leading 21-12 11-0.
On his way to the final, Shi (featured image) had beaten India’s Ajay Jayaram in the quarter-finals (21-12 21-10) and compatriot Zhao Jung Peng (21-11 15-21 21-12) in the semi-finals. Huang had survived a difficult semi-final against top seed, Hong Kong’s Wei Nan, 21-11 18-21 22-20.
Ongbumrungphan justified her top seeding in Women’s Singles, overcoming World Junior champion Goh Jin Wei (Malaysia) 21-15 21-13.
Ongbumrungphan’s toughest match was her semi-final victory over compatriot Pornpawee Chochuwong (16-21 21-15 21-15), while Goh’s run into the final included victories over China’s Gao Fangjie in the quarter-finals and second seed Nitchaon Jindapol (Thailand) in the semi-finals.
The first of two titles went Indonesia’s way when Ronald Alexander/Melati Daeva Oktavianti beat Malaysia’s Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing 21-16 21-17 in the Mixed Doubles final.
The Women’s Doubles crown went to Korea’s Chae Yoo Jung/Kim So Yeong who prevailed over Thailand’s Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai 21-18 22-20.
The hosts won their second title through Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo who outplayed China’s Han Chengkai/Zhou Haodong 21-16 21-18 in the Men’s Doubles final. The Indonesians had earlier survived a difficult quarter-final over Berry Angriawan/Rian Agung Saputro (18-21 21-16 23-21) and semi-final over Angga Pratama/Ricky Karanda Suwardi 21-14 18-21 21-19.