Amelia Alicia Anscelly and Soong Fie Cho

# Gritty Malaysian women edge Hong Kong 3-2

# Goh Jin Wei secures the winning point

# Malaysian men beat Sri Lanka 4-1 in their opening match in Group B


The Baby of the Malaysian women’s team – 16-year-old Goh Jin Wei – powered Malaysia into the quarter-finals in the Asia Team Championships in Hyderabad, India on Tuesday.

Jin Wei, the reigning world junior champion secured Malaysia’s winning point in their 3-2 win over Hong Kong in their opening Group A match. The win was enough for Malaysia to advance to the quarter-finals as Hong Kong had lost to top seeds China on Monday.

The Penangite defeated Ng Wing Yung 21-6, 21-13 in 26 minutes in the third singles after both teams were tied at 2-2 after the first two singles and doubles.

Earlier the Malaysian men’s team outplayed Sri Lanka 4-1 in a Group B match. The only blemish in Malaysia’s win was the defeat of Soo Teck Zhi in the third singles – losing 14-21, 17-21 to Buwenaka Goonathileka.

Other teams in the group with Malaysia are Japan and Nepal.



MEN (Group B)

Malaysia beat Sri Lanka 4-1

Zulfadli Zulkifli beat Nimmika Thisara 21-4, 21-6

Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin beat Sachin Dias 21-16, 21-18

Soo Teck Zhi lost to Buwenaka Goonathileka 14-21, 17-21

Low Juan Shen-Tan Kuan Meng beat Imesh Hasaranga-Madusha Vibhavi 21-6, 21-12

Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi beat Sachin Dias-Buwenaka Goonthileka 21-12, 21-13


WOMEN (Group A)

(Malaysians first)

Ho Yen Mei lost to Cheung Ngan Yi 21-17, 17-21, 18-21

Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Vivian Hoo beat Fan Ka Yan-Yuen Sin Ying 21-18, 21-14

Lim Yin Fun lost to Yip Pui Yin 14-21, 10-21

Chow Mei Kuan-Lee Meng Yean beat Ng Tsz Yau-Yeung Nga Ting 21-16, 15-21, 21-16

Goh Jin Wei beat Ng Wing Ying 21-6, 21-13

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