Selangor Journal
National men’s doubles pair Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi in action at the World Badminton Championships in Huelva, Spain, on December 14, 2021. — Picture via FACEBOOK/BAM

Yew Sin – Ee Yi, Soon Huat – Shevon advance to Swiss Open semis

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — National men’s doubles pair Ong Yew Sin – Teo Ee Yi continue to carry the nation’s hopes at the 2023 Swiss Open Badminton Championships in Basel.

Yew Sin – Ee Yii advanced to the semi-finals of the men’s doubles Friday (early morning Saturday in Malaysia) after losing the first set 16 – 21 before coming back to record a 21 – 12, 21 – 19 win over the Indonesian pair of Muhammad Shohibul Fikri – Bagas Maulana in the clash at St Jakobshalle.

The third seeds will meet second-seeded Satwiksairaj Rankireddy – Chirag Shetty of India in the last four tonight.

(from left to right) National badminton players and mixed doubles pair Goh Soon Huat and Lai Shevon Jemie in action during their match against Taiwanese players Chang Ko-Chi and Lee Chih Chen, at the 2023 Malaysia Open Badminton Championships in Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, on January 10, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

National professional mixed doubles pair Goh Soon Huat – Shevon Lai Jemie also lived up to expectations by progressing to the semifinals when they defeated Thai pair Supak Jomkoh – Supissara Paewsampran 21 – 18, 21 – 18 in a 36-minute clash.

Awaiting Soon Huat – Shevon are Dutch pair Robin Tabeling – Selena Piek, who beat the national mixed doubles duo of Chen Tang Jie – Toh Ee Wei 21 – 19, 19 – 21, 21 – 19.

However, it was a different fate for national men’s singles shuttler Ng Tze Yong when he had to withdraw in the second set of his quarter-final match due to injury, after losing the first set 11 – 21 at the hands of third-seeded Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan.

On Friday, national professional men’s singles player Lee Zii Jia confirmed his semi-final slot after defeating Taiwan’s Lee Chia Hao.

— Bernama

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