SEA Games: Malaysia to face Singapore in badminton men's team semis

By Seng Foo 1 December 2019 3978
SEA Games: Malaysia to face Singapore in badminton men's team semis
Malaysia will face Singapore in the badminton men's team semi-finals at the 2019 SEA Games after brushing aside the Philippines on Sunday.

Lee Zii Jia had no problems dispatching Ros Leonard Pedrosa 21-12, 21-8, before Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik followed suits with a 21-17, 21-14 win over Peter Gabriel Magnaye and Alvin Morada.

Soong Joo Ven sealed the victory for Malaysia by beating Lanz Raif Zafra 21-15, 21-17.

As for Singapore, they also recorded a convincing 3-0 win as Loh Kean Yew and Co. beat Myanmar in their quarter-final clash.

The winners of the Malaysia-Singapore tie on Monday go on to face either Thailand or Indonesia, who have won all but eight of the last 24 men's team events.

Malaysia are aiming to win a gold medal in the men's category for the first time since 2005.

Meanwhile, the Malaysia women's team, who received a walkover from Cambodia, face world number five Ratchanok Intanon and defending champions Thailand in the semi-finals.

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