Sunday, February 12, 2017

Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters 2017

The Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters 2017 was held from February 7 to 12 in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Two Southeast Asian athletes were successful as they captured singles titles. Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia won the men's singles title defeating Thailand's Kantaphon Wangcharoen on Sunday's finals (21-17, 21-11). Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia and Malaysia's Zii Jia Lee reached the semi-finals but were defeated by Sugiarto and Wangcharoen. 

In women's singles finals, Thailand's Busanan Ongamrungphan defeated Japan's Aya Ohori 21-18, 21-16. Other SEA athlete who reach the semis was Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol. 

For men's doubles semi-finals, the tandem of Indonesia's Berry Angriawan and Hardianto Hardianto were defeated by Chinese Taipei's duo and failed to reach the finals. Same fate was experienced by Thailand's Kittinupong Kedren and Dechapol Puavaranukroh as they were also defeated by Chinese players in the same event.   

For women's doubles event, another Thai players reached the finals match. The tandem of Puttita Supajirakul and Sapsiree Taerattanachai had a good fight against its Chinese rivals but ended runner up in this event. Also for this event, Greysia Polii and Rosyita Eka Putri Sari of Indonesia made it to semi-finals.

And for mixed doubles event, Thailand's Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai ended as runner up behind Chinese players. They were defeated by China in 2-1 sets (21-11, 20-22, 21-13). Completing the cast in the semi-finals were Yong Kai Terry Hee and Wei Han Tan of Singapore and Alfian Eko Prasetya and Annisa Saufika of Indonesia. 

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