Badminton: Singapore Shuttlers Off to a Flyer at YONEX Dutch Open 2021

Dutch Open from 13-17 October the second pit stop of 4 tournaments for Team Singapore, and offers a prize money of USD 15,000

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15 October 2021, Almere, Netherlands - Singapore's badminton athletes have made a great start to their YONEX Dutch Open 2021 campaign, maintaining a perfect record after two days of competition so far.

Men's Singles

Rising star Jason Teh, winner of the National Open Title in 2020, started off in the qualifiers on Wednesday, 13 October, but quickly found his way past his two opponents to book a spot in the main rounds.

Teh overcame Mads Thogersen of Denmark 21-11,21-18 in the first Men's Singles Qualification Round before defeating causeway rival Ng Jun Yan from Malaysia 21-15, 21-5.

The 21 year-old then defeated another Danish shuttler, Magnus Johannesen, in straight sets 21-18, 21-13 in Round 1 to book a place in Round 2 where he will come up against the tournament's top seed Lakshya Sen of India today. Sen won his Round 1 match against Portugal's Bernardo Atilano 21-12, 21-13.

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Singapore badminton star Loh Kean Yew also featured in the Men's Singles later in the day, and got off to a start he can be satisfied with, coming out tops against Russian shuttler Vladimir Malkov, winning 21-14, 21-16 in Round 1.

Loh will face Indonesian born Azerbaijani shuttler Ade Resky Dwicahyo today, who overcame Rahul Yadav Chittaboina of India 21-19, 21-19 in his first round match.

Women's Singles

In the Women's Singles, Jaslyn Hooi added another win under her belt coming off the back of her Polish International 2021 win a fortnight ago, a first senior title for the young shuttler.

Hooi navigated a tricky first round encounter against Petra Polanc of Slovenia by winning 21-19, 21-16, and will next face fourth seeded Jordan Hart of Poland, who overcame Katerina Tomalova of Czech Republic 22-20, 21-11 in the opening round.

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Mixed Doubles

In the Mixed Doubles, eigth seeded Terry Hee and Tan Wei Han made a promising start to their campaign by defeating Denmark's Mads Vestergaard and Natasja P. Anthonisen 21-12 and 21-10 at the Topsport Centre in Almere.

Hee and Tan will next face England's Max Flynn and Hope Warner in Round 2, with the duo having overcome Malaysia's Lim Tze Jian and Wong Kha Yan in the Opening Round.

Men's Doubles

Terry Hee was in action again in the Men's Doubles, as he teamed up with Loh Kean Hean against France's Samy Corvee and Yanis Gaudin. Hee and Loh came through unscathed, winning the two sets with identical scorelines 21-9, 21-9 to book a spot in Round 2 today against causeway rivals Ng Jun Yan and Wong Tien Ci of Malaysia.

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