Monday, October 11, 2010


Singapore had a bad day at the pre-quarterfinal stage of the individual events of the Commonwealth Games at the Siri Fort Stadium in New Delhi this morning.

In the women’s singles, Singapore’s Fu Mingtian and Xing Aiying were shown the exit.

Fu, the seventh seed, lost to Huang Chia Chi of Australia, 21-15,21-19, while Xing, who was the eight seed, was also shown the exit by Michelle Li of Canada, losing 23-21, 21-12.

Saina Nehwal of India was in devastating form as she blanked Caroline Black of Northern Ireland 21-0,21-2.

“I guess my opponent was too nervous. I was smiling at her so that she would get comfortable but she just never got into the match. Infact I wanted to play longer rallies and gave her chances to get points,” said Saina.

In the mixed doubles, Scotland’s Watson Briggs/Imogen Bankier sprung a surprise as they sent New Zealand’s eight seeds, Henry Tam/Donna Haliday packing, winning 18-21,21-6,21-17.

England’s Rajiv Ouseph too was taken to the brink by Sri Lanka’s Niluka Karunaratne before winning 21-5,12-21,21-18.

“He gave all he had and was all over the court. It was a difficult match and I have to recover fast as the quarters are later today. It will not be easy and I know that I have to be at my best from now on,” said Ouseph.

World number one and top seed, Lee Chong Wei had no trouble disposing off the challenge posed by Zimbabwe’sJuma Muwowo winning 21-9,21-9.

In the women’s doubles, second seeds Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa of India were in trouble when they lost their first set to Malaysia’s unheralded Chin Ee Hui/ Woon Khe Wei 15-21.

With the voiceforous crowd urging them on each step of the way, the Indians recovered to take the next two sets 21-10, 21-16 to move into the last eight.

“We did not have the right rhythm in the first set and I am happy with the end result though. As the match progressed we started improving and that was the key to this win,” said Gutta.

The quarterfinal matches will commence at 1800H on Monday with the semis scheduled for 1800H on Tuesday with the gold medals being decided on 1000H on Thursday, the last day of the Commonwealth Games.
Quarterfinal Match Up

Men’s Singles

Lee Chong Wei (MAS) v Ashton Chen Yong Zhao (SIN)
Chetan Anand (IND) v Carl Baxter (ENG)
P. Kashyap (IND) v Muhd Hafiz Hashim (MAS)
Derek Wong (SIN) v Rajiv Ouseph (IND)

Women’s Singles

Saina Nehwal (IND) v Anna Rice (CAN)
Susan Egelstaff (SCO) v Huang Chia Chi (AUS)
Michelle Li (CAN) v Elizabeth Cann (ENG)
Wong Mew Choo (MAS) v Adit Mutatkar (IND)

Mixed Doubles

Anthony Clark/Heather Olver (ENG) v Chayut Triyachart/Yao Lei (SIN)
Koo Kien Keat/Chin Ee Hui (MAS) v Jwala Gutta/V.Diju (IND)
Nathan Robertson/Jenny Wallwork (ENG) v Watson Briggs/Imogen Bankier (SCO)
Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying (MAS) v Chris Addock/Gabrielle White (ENG)

Mens Doubles
Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong (MAS) v Oliver Leydon Davis/Henry Tam (NZL)
Hendra Wijaya/Hendri Kurniawan (SIN) v Watson Briggs/Paul van Rietvelde (SCO)
Chayut Triyachart/Derek Wong (SIN) v Rupesh Kumar/Thomas Sanave (IND)
Anthony Clark/Nathan Robertson  (ENG) v Muhd Hafiz Hashim/Chan Peng Soon (MAS)

Womens Doubles

Sari Shinta Mulia/Yao Lei (SIN) v Leanne Choo/Renuga Veeran (AUS)
Jenny Wallwork/Gabrielle White (ENG) v Lydia Cheah/Goh Liu Ying (MAS)
Danielle Barry/Donna Haliday (ENG) v Kate Wilson Smith/He Tang Tien (AUS)
Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) v Mariana Agathangelou/Olver Heather (ENG)


Men’s Singles

Muhd Hafiz Hashim (MAS) bt K. Karunathilake (SRI) 21-14,21-13
Lee Chong Wei (MAS) bt Juma Muwowo (ZAM) 21-9,21-9
Derek Wong (SIN) bt Jeff Tho (AUS) 25-23,21-16
Ashton Chen Yong Zhao (SIN) bt Dinuka Karunaratne 21-19,21-8
Rajiv Ouseph (ENG) bt Niluka Karunaratne (SRI) 21-5,12-21,21-18
Carl Baxter (ENG) bt Garron Palmer (JAM) 21-11,21-14
Chetan Anand (IND) bt Jamie van Hoojdonk (WAL) 21-8,21-2
P. Kashyap (IND) bt Kieran Merrilees (SCO) 21-12,21-15

Women’s Singles

Saina Nehwal (IND) bt Caroline Black (NIR) 21-0,21-2
Susan Egelstaff (SCO) bt Michelle Chan (NZL) 21-11,21-9
Adit Mutatkar (IND) bt Kristy Gilmour (SCO) 21-11,21-17
Anna Rice (CAN) bt Gayle Lloyd (GBG) 21-4, 21-7
Huang Chia Chi (AUS) bt Fu Mingtian (SIN) 21-15,21-19
Wong Mew Choo (MAS) bt Elena Johnson (GBG) 21-5, 21-10
Michelle Li (CAN) bt Xing Aiying (SIN) 23-21, 21-12
Elizabeth Can  (ENG) bt Anna Rankin (NZL) 21-14,21-13

Men’s Doubles

Watson Briggs/Paul van Rietvelde (SCO) bt Stephan Beeharry/ Sahir Edoo (MRI) 21-9,21-9
Chayut Triyachart/Derek Wong (SIN) bt Edwin Ekiring/Abraham Wogute (UGA) 21-8,21-8
Rupesh Kumar/Sanave Thomas (IND) bt Gareth Henry/Garron Palmer (JAM) 21-11,21-7
Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong (MAS) bt Joe Morgan/James Phillips (WAL) 21-11,21-10
Oliver Leydon Davis/Henry Tam (NZL) bt Nicholas Colin Reifer/Jonathan Thorpe (BAR) 21-8,21-14
Hendra Kurniawan Saputra/Hendra Wijaya (SIN) bt Joh Green/Mathew Jon Wilkinson (IOM) 21-4,21-5
Anthony Clark/Nathan Robertson (ENG) bt Toby Ng/Jon Vandervet (CAN) 21-7,21-12
Muhd Hafiz Hashim/Chan Peng Soon (MAS) bt Ross Smith/Glenn Warfe (AUS) 21-1,21-12

Women’s Doubles

Lydia Cheah/Goh Liu Ying (MAS) bt Imogen Bankier/Emma Mason (SCO) 21-9,21-9
Leanne Choo/Renuga Veeran (AUS) bt Aparna Balan/Adit Mutatkar (IND) 21-16,23-21
Mariana Agathangelou/Heather Olver (ENG) bt Subodha Dahannayake/Thilini Jayasinghe (SRI) 21-7,21-6
Danielle Barry/Donna Haliday (NZL) bt Elena Johnson/Gayle Llyod (GBG) 21-13,21-15
Jenny Wallwork/Gabrielle White (ENG) bt Grace Gao/Joycelyn Ko (CAN) 21-12,21-15
Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) bt Chin Ee Hui/Woon Khe Wei (MAS), 15-21, 21-10, 21-16
He Tian Tang/Kate Wilson Smith (AUS) bt Alex Bruce/Michelle Li (CAN) 21-19, 21-19
Shinta Sari Mulia/Yao Lei (SIN) bt Mariana Eastmond/Shari Watson (BAR) 21-5,21-6

Mixed Doubles

Anthony Clark/Heather Olver (ENG) bt Mathew Gleave/Sinead Chambers (NIR) 21-5,21-4
Watson Briggs/Imogen Nankier (SCO) bt Henry Tam/Donna Haliday (NZ) 18-21,21-6,21-17
Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying (MAS) bt James Phillips/Caroline Harvey (WAL) 21-11,21-13
Chris Adcock/Gabrielle White (ENG) bt Sanave Thomas/Aparna Balan (IND) 21-15,21-18
V. Diju/Jwala Gutta (IND) bt Rupesh Kumar/Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) 15-21,21-18,21-16
Nathan Robertson/Jenny Wallwork (ENG) bt Hendra Wijaya/Sari Shinta Mulia (SIN) 21-19,21-17
Chayut Triyachart/Yao Lei (SIN) bt Eli Mambwe/Ogar Siamupangla (ZAM) 21-11, retired
Koo Kien Keat/Chin Ee Hui (MAS) bt Toby Ng/Grace Gao (CAN) 21-7,21-16