Muhd Fazriq Mohamad Razif-Wong Vin Sean

Malaysia have four representatives out of the five finals tomorrow in the PETRONAS Malaysia International Challenge currently ongoing at the Arena Badminton Perak in Ipoh.

Leading the charge is fourth-seeded Wong Ling Ching in the Women’s Singles where today in the semifinals; she disposed of Hsieh Yi-Eng from Chinese Taipei 21-14, 21-16 in a 35-minute battle.

The 20-year-old Sarawakian will take on Miho Kayama of Japan in the final tomorrow.

The well-heeled Miho took 33 minutes to defeat fifth-seeded Yulia Yosephine Susanto from Indonesia 21-14, 21-10.

In the Men’s Doubles, Muhd Fazriq Mohamad Razif-Wong Vin Sean continued their winning streak to beat Kazuki Shibata-Naoki Yamada of Japan.

In the duel that lasted just over an hour, Muhd Fazriq-Vin Sean outlasted Shibata-Yamada 15-21, 21-18, 21-17.

The winner of the recent International Series, Muhd Fazriq-Vin Sean will be up against another Japanese pair in the final in Takuto Inoue-Masayuki Onodera.

Takuto-Onodera, who had beaten the tournament top seed Lin Yu-Chieh-Su Li Wei earlier in the Round of 16, had to muster all that they got in the semifinals before they were able to beat seventh-seeded Lau Yi Sheng-Lee Yi Bo from Malaysia, 21-17, 17-21, 21-17.

In the Women’s Doubles, Malaysia’s Ng Qi Xuan-Yap Yee confirmed their passage to the final after dumping second-seeded Chiu Pin-Chian-Tung Ciou-Tong from Chinese Taipei 21-16, 21-13.

Qi Xuan-Yap Yee’s opponent in the final is another pair from Chinese Taipei in Lin Chih-Chun-Sung Yu-Hsuan, who overcame the challenge of Kokona Ishikawa-Mio Konegawa of Japan 21-15, 21-19.

Hoo Pang Ron-Cheng Su Yin

Finally, in the Mixed Doubles, Hoo Pang Ron-Cheng Su Yin will be out to give further traction to their new partnership when they take on Lin Yu-Chieh-Hsu Yin-Hui from Chinese Taipei in the final tomorrow.

The fifth-seeded Pang Ron-Su Yin had to work hard for their semifinal win over compatriots Faris Zaim-Yap Rui Chen before winning 25-27, 21-19, 21-7.

For Yu-Chieh-Yin Hui, they had overcome the challenge of Wee Yee Hern-Ng Qi Xuan from Malaysia 14-21, 21-18, 21-11 in their semifinal encounter.

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