KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 — Former national men’s singles shuttler Chong Wei Feng continued his fine form by cruising to the quarter-final at the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Tournament in Macau, today.
The 7th seeded player only took 39 minute to dispose off unheralded Japanese shuttler, Koki Watanabe, winning in 21-17 and 21-15 in the third round match held at Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion, according to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) website www.bwfbadminton.com.
Accompanied him into the last eight were the national professional player, Zulfadli Zulkiffli who scored a hard-fought 21-11, 14-21 and 21-15 win against national junior player, Lim Chi Wing.
Malaysian women’s doubles pair, Chow Mei Kuan/Lee Meng Yean, on the other hand, pulled off a sensational 21-19 and 21-14 win over 3rd seed, Hsu Ya Ching/Wu Ti Jung of Taiwan in the second round.
National mixed doubles pair, the 8th seeded Chan Peng Soon/Cheah Yee See also moved to the last eight by defeating the scratch pair of Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif/Rusydina Antardayu Riodingin (Malaysia/Indonesia) 21-18 and 21-10.
A few Malaysian pairs, however, were shown the exit after losing to their respective opponents.
Hoo Pang Ron/Peck Yen Wei lost 15-21, 21-17 and 17-21 to 6th seed, Seo Seung Jae/Kim Ha Na of South Korea in the mixed doubles event, while the 4th seeded pair Lim Yin Loo/Yap Cheng Wen were beaten by Baek Ha Na/Lee Yu Rim of South Korea, losing 12-21 and 15-21 in the women’s doubles.
Malaysia’s interest in the women’s singles and men’s doubles were also fizzled out after the player were beaten by their respective opponents in the second round.
Ho Yen Mei, who is the only Malaysian representative in the women’s singles, lost 13-21 and 14-21 to the South Korean qualifier, Lee Min Ji.
Abdul Latif siblings, Mohamad Arif/Mohd Razif Abdul Latif lost 8-21 and 9-21 to the 6th seed, Or Chin Chung/Tang Chun Man of Hong Kong in the men’s doubles. — Bernama