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Main Badminton Draw Begins Today

September 24, 1996

QuyenNguyen of Aliso Viejo and Djeelee Rangtung of Lake Forest advanced Monday to the main men's singles draw of the U.S. Open Badminton Tournament at the Orange County Badminton Club.

Nguyen advanced on a default and will face Malaysia's Pang Chen at 8:10 tonight. Nguyen also will play in men's doubles with partner Marc Padre of San Diego against Paul Leyow and Roy Paul of Jamaica at 9:20 p.m.

Rangtung, who advanced by defeating Sean Girty of Canada, 15-4, 15-3, will play Suriname's Oscar Brandon at 3:30 p.m. Rangtung and partner Narith Lao of Rosemead will face Chris Trenholme and Morten Auscher of Canada at 8:40 p.m.

Other matches of note today:

Men's singles--Top-seeded Joko Suprianto (Indonesia) vs. Guilhenme Pardo (Brazil), 2:20 p.m.; Kevin Han (Colorado Springs) vs. Pedro Yong Ruiz (Guatemala), 2:35 p.m.; Second-seeded Erik-Poul Hoyer-Larsen (Denmark) vs. Paul Leyow (Jamaica), 8:20 p.m.; Ignatius Rusli (Orange) vs. Andrej Andropov (Russia), 2:25 p.m.

Women's singles--Shannon Hsu (Costa Mesa) vs. Debra O'Conner (Trinidad), 5:20 p.m.; Kathy Zimmerman (Colorado Springs) vs. Jody Patrick (Canada), 8:05 p.m.

Men's doubles--Hoang Ly-Yao Ximing (Orange) vs. Mike Thich-Sean Girty (Canada), 9:15 p.m.; Second-seeded Yap Kim Hock-Cheah Soon Kit (Malaysia) vs. Buddy Sumarli (Rowland Heights)-Howard Bach (Colorado Springs), 10:25 p.m.

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