Mon, 23 Oct 2000

Sigit/Halim in Dutch Open

JAKARTA (JP): Men's doubles team of Sigit Budiarto and Halim Heryanto is the sole representative from Indonesia in Sunday's final of the Dutch Badminton Open.

The Indonesian pair, ranked 10th in the world, beat the world seventh ranked Jens Eriksen/Jesper Larsen of Denmark 10-15, 15-7, and 15-7, according to online news.

In Sunday's final, Sigit/Halim will meet Michael Sogaard/Jim Laugesen, another Danish pair ranked 18th in the world.

Other Indonesian players were less fortunate.

Budi Santoso lost to Chen Hong of China 9-15, 16-17 in the men's singles semifinal. Chen will meet Malaysian Roslin Hasyim.

Nova Widianto/Vita Marissa lost to the British pair of Simon Archer/Van den Heuvel 15-11, 8-15, 11-15 in the mixed doubles semifinal.

The women's single final will be an all-China affair between Zhao Mi and Gong Ruina while the women's double final will pit Rikee Olsen/Helene Kirkegard of Denmark against Chen Lin/Jiang Xulien of China. (nvn)