Fri, 21 Mar 2003

Indonesia beats England 3-2

JAKARTA: Indonesia beats England 3-2 in Group 1B of the Sudirman Cup while China swept away Sweden with a 5-0 win in their Group 1A matches of Sudirman Cup in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on Wednesday.

Indonesia's points were contributed in the singles and women's doubles. Taufik Hidayat beat Colin Haughton 15-2, 15-12, according to

Maria Kristin overcame Julia Mann 11-9, 11-7 and the pairing of Jo Novita and Lita Nurlita clinched Indonesia's victory with a 2-11, 11-6, 11-8 win over Gail Emms/Donna Kellog.

The team lost in the men's and mixed doubles with All England champions Candra Wijaya/Sigit Budiarto being defeated by Anthony Clark/Nathan Robertson 7-15, 13-15 and Tri Kusharyanto/Emma Ermawati going down to Nathan Robertson/Gail Emms 9-11, 11-7, 7-11. --JP