TODAY Arena win Wee Kim Wee Badminton Challenge Former SEA Games medallists Hendri Saputra and Hendra Wijaya help ensure Arena's dominance continues Updated 09:10 PM Jul 01, 2012 SINGAPORE -- Former SEA Games silver medallists Hendri Saputra and Hendra Wijaya of Singapore led Arena Team to a 4-1 victory over the Singapore Management University (SMU) team in the Open Team event finals of the Wee Kim Wee Badminton Challenge Trophy 2012 at The Arena Country Club Sports Hall today. The Open Team event final started off as a tight affair with former national team player Aaron Tan of SMU tied at one set a piece with former national team compatriot Ng Zong Ren of Arena Team on Court One. However, Tan was edged out 19-21 in the final set as Arena Team took the lead, and they never looked back. With brothers Hendri and Hendra, as well as other former national players like Ngo Yi Chye and Erwin Djohan, Arena Team swept SMU aside to make it five straight titles for the Arena team and their ninth since the tournament was inaugurated in 2003. The run was broken only once, in 2007 when it was won by the Singapore Sports School. "Standards have definitely improved this year as a lot more Singaporeans are playing badminton now," said Hendra, who with Hendri, also won the bronze for Singapore at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, in addition to their silver medal at the 2007 SEA Games in Thailand. "They are certainly getting more support and improved facilities these days, but more can still be done." Presenting the top three teams from each category with their medals and prizes were Member of Parliament (Choa Chu Kang GRC) Alex Yam. Now into its tenth year, the tournament also witnessed overwhelming response from the schools for the boys' and girls' team events with 28 teams participating in the boys' and the girls' events seeing another 24 teams.