By RIZAL ABDULLAH.
# Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin march into the semis in men’s doubles
# Yin Loo-Cheng Wen in women’s doubles semis
# Malaysia have two pairs in mixed doubles semis
# Malaysia’s campaign in the women’s singles ends with Ying Ying’s defeat
Malaysia’s young men’s doubles pair Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin Rumsani continued with their winning momentum in the Victor Far East Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold in Sibu to reach the semi-finals.
The Malaysians defeated Hong Kong’s Mak Hee Chun-Tam Chun Hei 22-20, 21-16 in 38 minutes to earn a semi-final clash against Indonesia’s Hendra Aprida Gunawan-Markis Kido. The Indonesians beat Singapore’s Terry Hee Yong Kai-Loh Kean Hean 19-21, 21-13, 21-11.
There was more cheer in the Malaysian camp when second seeds Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing defeated fifth seeds Tang Chun Man-Tse Ying Suet of Hong Kong 21-19, 21-16 in a 38-minute encounter.
They will face a tough hurdle for a place in the final as they are up against Indonesia’s experienced Tontowi Ahmad-Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja who overcame Taiwan’s Lin Chia Yu-Wu Ti Jung 21-12, 17-21, 21-14 in 43 minutes.
Malaysia’s new pair Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie are also through to the last four in the mixed doubles when they came back from a set down to beat Singapore’s Terry Hee Yong Kai-Tan Wei Han, the eighth seeds 15-21, 21-15, 21-13 in 49 minutes.
For a place in Sunday’s final Soon Huat-Shevon will meet Hong Kong’s Tam Chun Hei-Ng Tsz Yau – 21-19, 21-17 winners against Taiwan’s Lee Yang-Hsu Ya Ching.
There is also hope for Malaysia to be on the winners rostrum in the women’s doubles with Lim Yin Loo-Yap Cheng Wen battling Hong Kong’s Poon Lok Yan-Tse Ying Suet in the semi-finals on Saturday.
In the quarter-finals the Malaysian pair gunned down Singaporeans Tan Wei Han-Crystal Wong Jia Ying 21-11, 21-11 in 32 minutes. The Hong Kong pair upset second seeds Chiang Kai Hsin-Hung Shih Han 22-20, 21-10.
Meanwhile in the women’s singles India’s Saina Nehwal eased into the last four with 21-15, 21-14 win over Indonesia’s Fitriani Fitriani, the No 8 seed. The top seeded Indian ace will face fifth seeded Yip Pui Yin of Hong Kong in the semi-finals.
Pui Yin ended Malaysian Lee Ying Ying’s run with a 21-18, 21-16 win 38 minutes. With Ying Ying’s defeat Malaysia’s campaign in the women’s singles came to an end.
RESULTS (All quarter-finals)
Angus Ng Ka Long (Hkg) beat Jonathan Christie (Ina) 13-21, 21-15, 21-16
Lee Hyun Il (Kor) beat Muhamad Bayu Pangistha (Ina) 21-10, 21-15
Anthony Ginting (Ina) beat Ajay Jayaram (Ind) 21-13, 21-8
Tommy Sugiarto (Ina) beat Wisnu Yuli Prasetyo (Ina) 21-15, 21-9
Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin (Mas) beat Mak Hee Chun-Tam Chun Hei (Hkg) 22-20, 21-16
Berry Angriawan-Hardianto Hardianto (Ina) beat Law Cheuk Him- Reginal Lee Chun Hei (Hkg) 23-21, 20-22, 21-11
Hendra Aprida Gunawan-Markis Kido (Ina) beat Terry Hee Yong Kai-Loh Kean Hean (Sin) 19-21, 21-13, 21-11
Hiroyuki Endo-Yuta Watanabe (Jpn) beat Takuto Inoue-Yuki Kaneko (Jpn) 21-16, 21-18
Saina Nehwal (Ind) beat Fitriani Fitriani (Ina) 21-15, 21-14
Yip Pui Yin (Hkg) beat Lee Ying Ying (Mas) 21-18, 21-16
Pornpawee Chochuwong (Tha) beat Dinar Dyah Ayustine (Ina) 21-10, 21-17
Cheung Ngan Yi (Hkg) beat Chia Hsin (Tpe) 21-16, 19-21, 21-7
Jongkolphan Kititharakul-Rawinda Prajongjai (Tha) beat Chow Mei Kuan-Vivian Hoo (Mas) 21-17, 21-11
Lim Yin Loo-Yap Cheng Wen (Mas) beat Tan Wei Han-Crystal Wong Jia Ying (Sin) 21-11, 21-11
Hsu Ya Ching-Wu Ti Jung (Tpe) beat Keshya Nurvita Hanadia-Devi Tika Permatasari (Ina) 21-8 (rtd)
Poon Lok Yan-Tse Ying Suet (Hkg) beat Chaing Kai Hsin-Hung Shih Han (Tpe) 22-20, 21-10
Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing (Mas) beat Tang Chun Man-Tse Ying Suet (Hkg) 21-19, 21-16
Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie (Mas) beat Terry Hee Yong Kai-Tan Wei Han (Sin) 15-21, 21-15, 21-13
Tontowi Ahmad-Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja (Ina) beat Lian Chia Yu-Wu Ti Jung (Tpe) 21-12, 17-21, 21-14
Tam Chun Hei-Ng Tsz Yau (Hkg) beat Lee Yang-Hsu Ya Ching (Tpe) 21-19, 21-17