Independent Malaysian shuttlers victorious at Thailand Masters

By Bernama 13 January 2019 679
Independent Malaysian shuttlers victorious at Thailand Masters
Two newly independent Malaysian pairs put up sizzling performances to bag two titles at the Thailand Masters in Bangkok on Sunday.

Men's doubles duo Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong claimed their first title as independent shuttlers by defeating fifth seed Lu Ching Yao-Yang Po Han of Taiwan 21-13, 21-17 in the final at the Huamark Indoor Stadium.

Another Malaysian pair, Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying, was also victorious by edging second seed Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand 21-16, 21-15 in the mixed doubles final.

Meanwhile, Penang-born Singaporean shuttler Loh Kean Yew pulled off a major upset by beating Chinese star Lin Dan 21-19, 21-18 in the men’s singles final.

Thailand won the women’s doubles title after their unseeded pair of Puttita Supajirakul-Sapsiree Taerattanachai stunned fifth seed Li Wenmei-Zheng Yu of China 15-21, 21-15, 21-10.

Young Indonesian shuttler Fitriani Fitriani claimed the women’s singles title after upsetting eighth seed Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand 21-12, 21-14.

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