Thailand Open: Zii Jia to face Tien-chen in last eight

By Nicolas Anil 14 January 2021 906
Thailand Open: Zii Jia to face Tien-chen in last eight

The Malaysian contingent saw all three men’s doubles pairings check into the Thailand Open quarter-finals with straightforward victories, while Lee Zii Jia also made the last eight after his opponent, K. Srikanth, conceded a walkover.

Lee's next opponent in the last eight of the men’s singles event is second seed Chou Tien-chen, who overcame Indonesia's Shesar Hiren Rhustavito.

Liew Daren, who caused the biggest upset of the first round by defeating Anders Antonsen, couldn't maintain that momentum as he fell to Hong Kong’s Lee Cheuk Yiu 14-21, 17-21.

Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong were the first Malaysian pair to check into the next round after they overcame English duo Ben Lane-Sean Vendy 21-11, 21-19.

Malaysia are guaranteed a place in the last four as Goh-Tan take on national compatriots Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin, who also had little problems overcoming Danish pair Mathias Christiansen-Niclas Nohr 21-19, 21-10, in the next round.

Goh-Tan had beaten Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik in the opening round.

Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi also progressed after they picked apart Americans Phillip Chew-Ryan Chew 21-12, 21-7, playing Chinese Taipei’s Lee Yang-Wang Chi-lin next.

While the doubles contingent notched a perfect score heading into the next round, the mixed doubles contingent only saw Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying progress after a 21-18, 21-13 victory over Dutch pair Robin Tabeling-Selena Piek.

Their victory secured a meeting with top seed Thais Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taeerattanachai, who beat Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai 20-22, 21-18, 21-12.

The biggest disappointment came from Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing, who fell limply to French duo Thom Gicquel-Delphine Delrue 16-21, 15-21.

Pearly Tan-M. Thinaah are the only pair left in the women’s doubles event as they beat Danish pair Alexandra Boje-Mette Poulsen 22-20, 21-14 to set-up a last-eight clash against Indonesians Greysia Polli-Apriyani Rahayu.

The other two women's doubles pairs, Chow Mei Kuan-Lee Meng Yean and Vivian Hoo-Yap Cheng Wen, both lost to their South Korean opponents.

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