Wednesday, May 22

Peng Soon-Liu Ying Malaysia’s sole survivors in Indonesia Masters

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The mixed doubles pair in action. Bernama Photo

KUALA LUMPUR: National mixed doubles pair, Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying are  the only Malaysian pair left standing while the other Malaysians still contention crashed out of the 2019 Indonesia Masters Badminton Tournament in Jakarta yesterday.

The sixth seeded pair who turned pro after leaving the national setup early this month, defeated Marcus Ellis-Lauren Smith of England;21-11 and 22-20 in the quarter-finals at Istora Senayan, according to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) website.

Peng Soon-Liu Ying are slated to meet the fourth seeds, Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir in the last four, tomorrow after the Indonesian pair subdued Takuro Hoki-Wakana Nagahara of Japan;21-16 and 21-14 in another quarter-finals match.

Another national mixed doubles pair, Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Jemie Lai were eliminated from the US$350,000 (RM1.449 million) tournament after losing 13-21 and 20-22 to the top seeds and world number one pair, Zheng Siwei-Huang Yaqiong of China.

National men’s singles shuttler, Lee Zii Jia also suffered the same fate after going down 13-21 and 13-21 to Anders Antonsen of Denmark. – Bernama