The 5 days Scomi KL Open which is also the LTAM National circuit third leg ended on Sunday, June 10, 2012. Two venues were used for the tournament, mainly the Kompleks Tenis Tun Razak and the Titiwangsa courts. The invited players stayed at Grand Seasons Hotel. Transport shuttle for the players who stayed there were provided by DBKL.
The response for the Men's Singles was encouraging with 16 qualifying matches played. It was a 128 draw. The Marquee player was Christopher Rungkat of Indonesia who was seeded 1. Ge
rman born Tobias Geigle and brother Sebastian Geigle. Joshua Liu and Roy Hobbs of Singapore, Indonesians, Ireandy Hendrawan and Ekky Hamzah and lone entry from Thailand, Prachya Isarow who happened to be last years Champion took part. Malaysia entered in full froce with Ariez Elyaas Deen Heshaam leading the challenge, Others who participated were Si Yew Ming, Ashaari Zainal, Ahmad Deedat, Syed Agil, Wan Abdul Muiz, Colin Wong, Chin Yen Tong and Low Kar Win. Syed Agil, Si Yew Ming, Ariez Elyaas, managed up to the quarter Finals. Si Yew Ming got his revenge by edging Ariez the number two seed, 62, 62 in the Semi Finals. In the Finals, it was a one way traffic for Rungkat who demolished Si Yew Ming in straight set, 63, 62, in less than an hour.
In Tier 2, of the Men's Singles Final, Mohd Faeez Said, assistant to Taisto, won the title defeating Koay Hao Sheng, 64, 62.
In the Men's Doubles, which saw a 64 draw, Ahmed Deedat/Christian Lee, Ariez Elyaas/Si Yew Ming, Syed Agil/Ashaari all reached the semi finals. However, in the Finals, the combination of Rungkat and Hobbs were too strong for Syed Agil/Ashaari, the latter loosing 61, 61.
In the Men's Doubles, Tier 2, Mohd Fazree/Syed Azhar emerged champions ousting Sheikh Ameer/Talhah Rahizam, 60, 63.
The Ladies Singles also had a 64 draw with Choo Lyn Yin as the number one seed and Alyssa Boey, the second seed. Alyssa was a casualty in the third round ousted by Indonesian, Deria Nur Haliza, 63,63. Jawairiah did not take part in this tournament. Meanwhile, Nurin Nabila, Yusshazlin and Ti Jia Wei reached the quarter finals but Yusshazlin fell to the Indonesian player Deria Nur Haliza, 62, 62 in the semi finals. In the finals, Choo Lyn Yuen, played confidently in this tournament had an easy task demolishing Deria, 62, 60 to capture the title.
In Tier 2, Syarifah Shafeenaz of Perlis beat Wan Arisya of SSMTMI, Johor, 61, 61.
The Ladies Doubles saw Choo Lyn Yuen/Ti Jia Wei came out Champions upstaged Nurin Nabila/Thitran Jong Pakkaro 61, 61.
In Tier 2, Ladies Doubles, SH Shafeenaz/Nur Fara Ain beat Kimberley Ye and Cheryl Ye
Men’ s Singles – Champion Christopher Rungkat (Indonesia)
Men’s Doubles – Champion Christopher Rungkat (Indonesia)/Roy Hobbs – (Singapore)
gles – Champion Choo Lyn Yuen
Ladies Doubles – Champion Choo Lyn Yuen/Ti Jia Wei
Men’s Masters Singles – Champion Marco Sitepu
Men’s Masters Doubles Champion Marco Sitepu/Ramachandran
Men’s Veteran Singles – Champion Marco Winter
Men’s Veteran Doubles Champion Marco Winter/Andy Lee
Men’s Singles – Champion Mohd Faez Said
Men’s Doubles – Champion Mohd Fazree Said/Syed Azhar
Ladies Singles – Champion Syarifah Shafeenaz
Ladies Doubles – Champion Syarifah Shafeenaz/Nur Farah Ain
Men’s Masters Singles – Champion Mustakim Abu
Men’s Masters Doubles Champion Anuar/Mustakim
Men’s Veteran Singles – Champion Sarjit Singh
Men’s Veteran Doubles Champion Anwar/Hamzah
In the presence of Rungkat, the Indonesian number 1, made a lot of difference among the competitors. Definitely he has been playing long hours as what seen in his performance and looked confident throughout his matches. For us, this was a good opportunity to show what we are made of. However, our best was not good enough. While it is good to compete in international level tournament, it is also about time we show results. We don't have the 10,000 hrs to fall back to make up for lost time. In the circumstances, we have to utilise the best of the system that we have in place. While we constantly say we are good, the opponent happened to be much better as what the Junior Davis Cup team found out in Bendigo, Australia. To progress, our players must have the hunger and desire to do well. For now, we have a fitness Guru but perhaps, we should now consider having a mental toughness expert.
Overall, without divine intervention, the tournament went smoothly at both venues. The whole LTAM machinery went overdrive assisting the organiser. In young Razmee Rawi as the Honorary Referee, assisted by Ghazali Mohd Zain, Mohd Arfif, Izzat and Nasiruddin, the tournament, suffice to say was a success.