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# Zulfadli and Chun Seang march into third round

# V Shem-Wee Kiong and Kien Keat-Boon Heong advance to second round

# Mixed fortunes for Malaysia in women’s doubles


Professional shuttler Zulfadli Zulkifli stayed alive in the USD120,000 Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters Grand Prix Gold with a second round 21-11, 21-19 win over Indonesia’s Andre Marten at the Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok on Tuesday.

In the third round the Malaysian, who won the junior world title in 2011, will be up against South Korean veteran Son Wan-ho for a place in the quarter-finals. Zulfadli, who will don Malaysian colours in the Asia team championships in Hyderabad later this month, beat the Korean in the recent India Open GP Gold.

Wan-ho, seeded second in Bangkok, has been having a bad run of late and was also beaten in the Malaysian Masters in Penang.

Another Malaysian professional Tan Chun Seang also advanced to the third round with a 21-16, 21-15 win over local Adulrach Namkul. Chun Seang plays Korean Jeon Hyuk-jin in the third round. 

Newly crowned India Open champions Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong strolled to a 21-16, 21-10 in 26 minutes over Hong Kong’s Or Chin Chung-Tang Chun Man in a first round match in the men’s doubles.

The quarter-finals beckons the top Malaysian pair who will play Thailand’s Inkarat Apisuk-Sutichon Pol-Gul in the second round.

Also in contention is the independent pair of Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong who had a free ride into the second round after only eight minutes of play in their first round match when their opponents Vatannejad-SoroushEskandari-Farzin Khanjani of Thailand retired because of injury. The Malaysians were leading 11-9 in the first set.

In the mixed doubles seventh seeds Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying advanced to the second round with a 21-17, 21-19 win over the scratch combination of Chayut Triyachart-Natcha Saengchote (Sin/Tha) in 30 minutes.

Malaysia had mixed fortunes in the women’s doubles when Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei cleared the first hurdle with a whirlwind 21-5, 21-5 win over India’s Komal Antil-Lalita Dahiya in only 18 minutes.

However, it was the end of the road for SEA Games champions Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho (seeded 8th) retired in the second set with the score at 21-7, 11-15 against Thailand’s Jongkolphan Kititharakul-Rawida Prajongjai.



MEN’S SINGLES (Second Round)

Zulfadli Zulkifli (Mas) beat Andre Marten (Ina) 21-11, 21-19

Tan Chun Seang (Mas) beat Adulrach Namkul (Tha) 21-16, 21-15

Hu Yun (Hkg) beat Lim Chi Wing (Mas) 21-12, 21-17

Boonsak Ponsana (Tha) beat Akbar Panji (Ina) 21-15, 21-11

Harsheel Dani (Ind) beat Sony Dwi Kuncoro (Ina) 18-21, 21-14, 21-14

Sameer Varma (Ind) beat Anand Pawar (Ind) 21-4, 21-19

Firman Abdul Kholik (Ina) beat Pannawit Thongnuam (Tha) 21-18, 21-19

Angus Ng Ka Long (Hkg) beat Goh Giap Chin (Mas) 21-11, 21-10

Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (Tha) beat Fikri Ihsandi Hadmadi (Ina) 21-15, 21-8

Heo Kwang-hee (Kor) beat Sun Feixiang (Chn) 21-5, 2-16

Simon Santoso (Ina) beat Guo Kai (Chn) 21-5, 21-16

Lee Hun-ll (Kor) beat Zulhelmi Zulkifli (Mas) 21-13, 21-16

Jeon Hyun-jin (Kor) beat Subhankar Dey (Ind) 21-15, 21-15

San Wan-ho (Kor) beat Zhao Jun Peng (Chn) 21-14, 21-6


MEN’S DOUBLES (First Round)

Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong (Mas) beat Or Chin Chung-Tang Chun Man (Hkg) 21-16, 21-10

Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong (Mas) beat Vatannejad-Soroush Eskandari-Farzin Khanjani (Irn) 11-9 (rtd)



Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei (Mas) beat Komal Antil-Lalita Dahiya (Ind) 21-15, 21-5

Jongkolphan Kititharakul-Rawinda Prajongjai (Tha) beat Amelia Alicia Anscelly=Soong Fie Cho (Mas) 21-7, 11-15 (Rtd)



Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying (Mas) beat Chayut Triyachart-Natcha Saengchote (Sin/Tha) 21-17, 21-19

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