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Chow And Mak Emerge As Malaysian Sole Survivor At Chinese Taipei Open
The unseeded pair defeated Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira and Ade Yusuf of Indonesia; 21-19 and 21-12 in the third round match, today to book their place into the last eight of the US$200,000 (RM635,327) tournament, according to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) website;www.bwfbadminton.org.
Chow and Mak will square-off against Japanese Hiroyuki Saeki and Ryota Taohata in the quarter-final, tomorrow after the pair knocked out Malaysian pair, Tai An Khang and Woon Mun Choon; 21-16 and 21-12.
Another Malaysian pair, Chooi Kah Ming and Teo Ee Yi also failed to advance further after losing 19-21 and 14-21 against Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen of China.
In the men's singles category, former national player, Tan Chung Seang who was seeded 14th suffered a major upset after he was beaten 19-21, 21-19 and 12-21 by Riichi Takeshita of Japan.
Goh Sooh Huat also followed Tan's footstep after losing 16-21 and 16-21 to seventh seed, Lin Dan of China.
Malaysia's sole representative in the women's singles category, Sannatasah Saniru was easily beaten by the top seed, Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea; 6-21 and 13-21.
Amelia Alicia Anscelly and Soong Fie Cho on the other hand, gave a spirited fight before going down 22-24 and 19-21 to fifth seed, Tang Yuanting and Huang Yaqiong of China in the women's doubles category.
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