Badminton

Published: Sunday February 16, 2014 MYT 10:38:00 PM
Updated: Sunday February 16, 2014 MYT 10:39:16 PM

Asian juniors: Wei to go, Cheam

KUALA LUMPUR: Youngster Cheam June Wei led Malaysia to a good start in the opening day of the Asian Junior Championships in Taiwan.

Malaysia, as expected, defeated unheralded Sri Lanka 5-0 in their Group D tie on Sunday but their real challenge – against China – awaits them on Monday.

June Wei, who is determined to come good in his second Asian junior meet, defeated Mahen Anjana Samaranayake 21-15, 21-11 to contribute one point.

The others came from girl’ singles shuttler Ho Yen Mei and the doubles pairs – Sim Guo Zheng-Eng Pui Yee (mixed doubles), Tan Jinn Hwa-Goh Sze Mei (boys’ doubles) and Goh Yea Ching-Peck Yen Wei (girls’ doubles).

China whitewashed Sri Lanka 5-0 in an earlier group tie.

Malaysia have to beat China to emerge as group champions. The top two teams in each group will advance to the elimination round on Tuesday.

Tags / Keywords: Cheam June Wei, Malaysia, badminton, Asian Junior Championships

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