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.
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.