This club based in Selayang, KL is managed by the former chief coach and council member of KLBA. The organizers did not restrict state players from participating. Therefore we were rather apprehensive coming here. Sure enough when we received the draw, Aaron was crest fallen.
For boys U12 singles, his draw couldn’t be any more hazardous when he was drawn to meet 3 high profile players in the first 3 rounds ie. Muazzam Danish, Jimmy Wong & Wah Jia Wei. As anticipated, he could not get past the Selangor state player Muazzam Danish who was in devastating form here. He steam rolled his way to become champion. This is the second time Aaron has lost to him. Ryan also couldn’t get past the first round - losing to the eventual runners-up, M Shaarveen.
The boys were left with the doubles to salvage whatever pride was left in them. Although they had an easy passage in the second round, but they eventually fell in the quarter final in straight sets. Aaron in this tournament made many uncharacteristic errors. I was unsure if he was unaccustomed to the court lightings or probably due to a reverse backlash from last week euphoric final in Cheras. Here, he seemed lost. Even Ryan who was suffering from stomach virus all week had a decent game.
It was indeed a tournament to be forgotten and to be put behind us. Like it or not, the boys were only left with a little more than a week before the MSSD 2014 tournament takes off. Aaron’s dip in form is quite worrying and we will have to work hard to get his confidence back – in time!
Boys Singles U12
Aaron Wong vs Muazzam Danish 14 – 30
Ryan Wong vs M Shaarveen 15 – 30
Boys Doubles U12
1st Round Ryan/Aaron vs Bye
2nd Round Ryan/Aaron vs Low Eng Seng/See Yu Rong 30 – 12
Quarter Final Ryan/Aaron vs Edmund Onn/Lee Kai Wan 14 – 21, 12 - 21