# Jin Wei outplays China’s Gao Fangjie for a place in the semis
# Third seeds Kian Meng-Pei Jing reach semis in mixed doubles
# Malaysia also alive in the men’s doubles
By Rizal Abdullah
World junior champion Goh Jin Wei continued her fine run the women’s singles to reach the semi-finals in the USD120,000 Yonex Sunrise Indonesia Masters Grand Prix Gold in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan on Friday.
In the quarter-finals the 16-year-old from Penang outplayed China’s Gao Fangjie 21-16, 21-18 in 39 minutes. The eighth seeded Malaysian will face second seed Nitchaon Jindapol of Thailand in the semi-finals. Nitchaon defeated Japan’s Ayumi Mine 21-11, 21-17 in the quarter-finals.
There was also good new for Malaysia in the mixed doubles when third seeds Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing gave another good performance in their 21-8, 21-14 win over Lukhi April Nugroho to advance to the last four.
The Malaysians will play Indonesia’s eighth seeds Edi Subaktiar-Richi Puspital Dili who stopped compatriots Irfan Fadhila-Weni Anggraini 18-21, 27-25, 21-6 in a 64 minute match.
Malaysia’s new combination Chooi Kah Ming-Low Juan Shen pulled off an upset in the men’s doubles to reach the semi-finals. Kah Ming-Juan Shen beat Indonesia’s fourth seeds Hardianto Hardianto-Kenas Adi Haryanto 15-21, 21-15, 21-18 in 64 minutes.
The Malaysians, who had to come through the qualifiers to make the main draw will play China’s Han Chengkai-Zhou Haodong for a place in the final. The Chinese upset compatriots and sixth seeds Huang Kaixiang-Wang Yilyu 19-21, 21-15, 21-13 in the quarter-finals.
SELECTED RESULTS (QUARTER-FINALS)
Zhao Jun Peng (Chn) beat Ihsan Maulana Mustofa (Ina) 22-24, 21-16, 21-15
Wei Nan (Hkg) beat Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (Tha) 15-21, 25-23, 21-18
Huang Yuxiang (Chn) beat Muhammad Bayu Pangisthu (Ina) 21-6, 21-19
Shi Yuqi (Chn) beat Ajay Jayaram (Ind) 21-12, 21-10
Chooi Kah Ming-Low Juan Shen (Mas) beat Hardianto Hardianto-Kenas Adi Haryanto (Ina) 15-21, 21-15, 21-18
Han Chengkai-Zhaou Haodong (Chn) beat Huang Kaixaing-Wang Yilyu (Chn) 19-21, 21-15, 21-13
Busanan Ongbamrungphan (Tha) beat Lee Jang-mi (Kor) 21-14, 21-11
Nitchaon Jindapol (Tha) beat Ayumi Mine (Jpn) 21-11, 21-17
Pornpawee Chochuwong (Tha) beat Hana Ramadhini (Ina) 21-8, 21-15
Goh Jin Wei (Mas) beat Gao Fangjie (Chn) 21-16, 21-18
Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing (Mas) beat Lukhi Apri Nugroho-Ririn Amelia (Ina) 21-8, 21-14
Edi Subaktiar-Richi Puspita Dili (Ina) beat Irfan Fadhilah-Weni Anggraini (Ina) 18-21, 27-25, 21-16