# Malaysian youngsters stun seeded Germans

# Iskandar and Joo Ven fall in second round

On a day when Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Soong Joo Ven flopped in the second round, young doubles pair Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik dished out a pleasant surprise to march into the quarter-finals in the Swiss Open in Basel on Thursday.

Aaron-Wooi Yik stunned eighth seeds Mark Lamsfuss-Marvin Emil Seidel of Germany in straight games 21-19, 21-15 in only 29 minutes to keep Malaysia’s flag flying.

The Malaysians will play Tinn Isriyanet-Kittisak Namdash of Thailand for a place in the semi-finals. The Thais knocked out second seeds Mathias Christiansen-David Daugaard when the Danes retired in the rubber.

The score stood at 21-16, 16-21, 17-16 in favour of the Thais.

Malaysia’s campaign in the men’s singles ended in the second round with the defeat of Iskandar and Joo Ven, both going out in straight games against their experienced opponents.

Iskandar fell to former world No 2 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 19-21, 18-21 while Joo Ven failed to end his losing streak to Thailand’s Suppanyu Avihingsanon. The fourth seeded Thai triumphed 22-20, 21-14 in 42 minutes and stretch his head to head count to 5-0. – BY RIZAL ABDULLAH




Men’s Singles

Jan O Jorgensen (Den) beat Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin (Mas) 21-19, 21-18

Suppanyu Avihingsanon (Tha) beat Soong Joo Ven (Mas) 22-20, 21-14


Men’s Doubles

Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik (Mas) beat Mark Lamsfuss-Marvin Emil Seidel (Ger) 21-19, 21-15

Tinn Isriyanet-Kittisak Namdesh (Tha) beat Mathias Christiansen-David Daugaard 21-16, 16-21, 17-16 (rtd)


Mixed Doubles

Kittisak Namdash-Savitree Amitrapai (Tha) beat Shia Chun Kang-Tan Wee Gieen (Mas) 21-9, 21-19

Marvin Emil Seidel-Linda Feler (Ger) beat Hoo Pang Ron-Peck Yen Wei (Mas) 21-18, 22-20

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