KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 (Bernama) -- National men's doubles pair, Chow Pak Chuu and Mak Hee Chun became Malaysia's sole representative as other players bowed out from the 2014 Chinese Taipei Badminton Open Grand Prix Gold held at the Taipei Arena.
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.....