MIAMI LAKES INT’L – Zhou Mi back in Business

Before competing in the AVIVA Singapore Open next week, Zhou Mi – now a resident and officially playing for Hong Kong – has won her first tournament since her early […]

ImageBefore competing in the AVIVA Singapore Open next week, Zhou Mi – now a resident and officially playing for Hong Kong – has won her first tournament since her early retirement two years ago.  Her win came at the Miami Lakes Internationals this weekend.

By : Raphael Sachetat, Photo : Badmintonphoto.com (archives)

She stunned all her opponents in no time without dropping a single game, winning against Spain’s Tavera 21/5 – 21/6 in the final of the event, which is a Future Series ranked tournament in the Pan Am Region.

She will be an interesting third player for Hong Kong after the best two shuttlers Wang Chen and Yip Pui Yin won Gold and Silver at the recent Asian Games in Doha.

Zhou is making her big comeback after she was left out of the Chinese National team a couple of years ago after getting an injury which had left her riding the bench for too long.

Elsewhere in the draw, Canadian Andrew Dabeka won the event in the men’s singles – after a scare in the quarter-finals – where he eventually won his match 25/23 in the decider against former French representative Nabil Lasmari, now playing for Algeria. Dabeka won in the final against Myanmar’s Lwin Aung. Canada secured a win in mixed and men’s doubles as well, while the USA got gold in the women’s doubles.

Miami Lakes International – Final Results

MS : Andrew Dabeka (CAN) beat Lwin Aung (MYA) : 21/12 – 21/14
LS : Zhou Mi (HKG) beat Lucia Tavera (SPA) : 21/5 – 21/6
MD : Beres/Milroy (CAN) beat Malaythong/Bach (USA) : 21/18 – 21/19
LD : Subandhi/Chen (USA) beat Loker/Mac Master (CAN) : 21/19 – 21/16
MxD : Beres/Loker (CAN) beat Bach/Lee (USA) : 21/17 – 21/23 – 22/20

FULL RESULTS

Raphaël Sachetat

About Raphaël Sachetat

Raphael is the Chief Editor of Badzine International. He is the founder of the website together with Jean François Chauveau. After many years writing for the BWF and many publications around the world about badminton, he now leads a team of young and dynamic writers for Badzine.