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Ong-Teo Lead Malaysian Charge Into Second Round Of Korea Open

Last update: 13/09/2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 (Bernama) -- National second men's doubles pair, Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi led the country's charge into the second round of the Korea Open Super Series Badminton Tournament in Seoul, South Korea, today.

The unseeded pair, however, had to fight hard before securing a 21-14 and 22-20 win over Marcus Ellis/Chris Langridge of England in the opening round of the tournament at SK Handball Stadium, according to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) website;www.bwfworldsuperseries.com.

Former national shuttler, Tan Boon Heong who teamed up with former Olympic champion, Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia also progressed to the next round after edging young Chinese qualifiers, Han Chengkai/Zhou Haodong;winning in 21-12 and 21-19.

Another former international, Lim Khim Wah who teamed up with former Olympic champion, Yoo Yeon

Seong of South Korea for the first time, put up a splendid show before losing 22-20, 13-21 and 20-22 to Takuro Hoki/Yugo Kobayashi of Japan.

In the women's doubles, Soong Fie Cho/Tee Jing Yi were forced to play in the rubber-set before edging Ashwini Ponnappa/Reddy N. Sikki of India;winning in 19-21, 21-13 and 21-17.....