SURABAYA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Djarum Kudus men's team successfully wins 4-1 over Malaysia’s Sports Affairs representative in its first fight in the 2017 Djarum Superliga Badminton championship of DBL Arena, Sunday night (2/19/2017).
The singles Ihsan Maulana Mustafa gained Djarum Kudus’ first victory by defeating Tan Chun Seang with 21-14, 21-13.
This was followed by the victory of the duet Mohammad Ahsan/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo who won three games against the duet Azryin Nur Mohd Ayub/Jagdish Singh with 21-14, 19-21, 21-14.
The victory for the club based in Kudus also come from import couple, that is, Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Cheol who finished the resistance of duet Amirsyazwan Al Razi/Muhammad Syazmi Idham Bin Zainal Abidin with 21-13, 21-13. Also its latest singles, Shesar Hiren Rustavito who crashed Evert Sukamta in a two-game match lasting for 35 minutes with a score of 21-19, 21-19.
Only the singles Muhammad Bayu Pangisthu should admit defeat in the battle against Fikri Ihsandi Hadmadi in a rubber game lasting for 77 minutes. He gave up with 24-22, 19-21 and 18-21.
"The first appearance of the boys is good enough with the results. Despite Bayu’s losing, his performance is normal, but of course still needs improvement," said team manager of Djarum Kudus Fung Permadi.
With the results, for a while Djarum Kudus ranked the second in the standings of Group B, below Tricky panders which placed the top of standings after a 4-1 win over Thailand’s representative, Granular.
Berkat Abadi occupied the third position, meanwhile the Sports Affairs and Granular were in fourth and fifth positions. The second game for Djarum Kudus men's team will be held on next Tuesday (2/21) to face of the Granular team. (*)