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Finals Are Set in Badminton

September 28, 1996

Indonesia's Joko Suprianto, the top-ranked badminton player in the world, advanced to the men's singles finals in the U.S. Open on Friday at the Orange County Badminton Club. Suprianto will face Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen of Denmark today.

Suprianto defeated Fung Permadi (Taiwan) in the semifinals, 15-6, 15-8. Hoyer-Larsen knocked off the Rashid Sidek, 15-13, 15-3, ranked sixth in the world.

In women's singles, 17-year-old Mia Audia of Indonesia defeated Canada's Denyse Julien, 11-5, 11-0, and will play Denmark's Camilla Martin in the finals. Martin defeated Meiluawaty of Indonesia, 11-4, 10-12, 11-3.

The finals begin at 5 p.m. today and tickets are $12.

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