THAILAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Boonsak loses his crown

In last week’s SCG All Thailand Championships held at The MCC Hall in The Mall Ngamwongwan, most of the predictions have gone in tandem with the results in the finals. […]

ImageIn last week’s SCG All Thailand Championships held at The MCC Hall in The Mall Ngamwongwan, most of the predictions have gone in tandem with the results in the finals. The champions in the Mix’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles categories are none other than the doubles specialists Sudket Prapakamol, Phataphol Ngersrisuk, Saralee Thungthongkam and Sathinee Chakrachangwong. But the biggest upset came with the loss of Boonsak Ponsana, 6 times champion, because of a shoulder injury.

By Georgina Low and Chankrid

The third time for Sudket and Saralee
Sudket and Saralee defeated the second seeds, Songphon Anukritayawan and Kunchala Vorawichichaikul at a score of 21-14, 21-15.
The current world number 3 pair has retained their mix’s doubles title for the third consecutive time in the finals of the Bt 250,000 All Thailand Championships.
We are happy to retain the title for the third time in a row. It was a good match because both pairs played well” said Saralee.

Saralee also went on to lift another trophy from His Majesty the King together with her Women’s Doubles partner, Satinee, for the fifth time in a row by beating second seeds Duang-anong Aroonkesorn and Kunchala Vorawichichaikul with a score of 21-17, 24-22.

Salakjitr gets revenge
As for the Women’s Singles category in Thailand, the results are unpredictable as the top 3 women’s singles in the team namely, Salakjitr Ponsana, Monthila Meemek and Soratja Chansrisukot have managed to beat each other before in several local tournaments.
This time round, Salakjitr, the former Thai number 1, has gone all out to defeat Soratja Chansrisukot, who is the champion for this year’s Smiling Fish Asian Satellite and All Thailand Professionals held in Thailand with a score of 21-14, 26-24.

Poompat got it (photo)!
With all eyes on Boonsak Ponsana, the All Thailand Championships winner for the past 6 years, disappointment sets in when the local ace was defeated at the qualification round by Jakaphun Thanateethum. Despite having shoulder injuries after , Boonsak went on court bravely but lost to Jakaphun Thanateethum in 3 sets at 21-17, 6-21, 21-19.
With the absence of Boonsak in the competition, Thai Men’s Singles number 2, Poompat Sapkulchananart seized the chance well and displayed a marvelous performance. Eventually, he went on to win his first All Thailand Championships title by thrashing Thai , Pakawat Wilailak 21-19, 21-13.

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