Badminton

Published: Tuesday March 25, 2014 MYT 9:23:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday March 25, 2014 MYT 9:30:04 PM

Yin Fun makes the main draw in Johor

Lim Yin Fun will take on Yui Hashimoto of Japan in the first round of the women's singles in the Malaysian Open GP Gold tournament in Johor on Wednesday. - Filepic

Lim Yin Fun will take on Yui Hashimoto of Japan in the first round of the women's singles in the Malaysian Open GP Gold tournament in Johor on Wednesday. - Filepic

PASIR GUDANG: Lim Yin Fun justified her selection in the Malaysian squad for the Uber Cup Finals with a strong showing in the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold qualifying tournament at the Pasir Gudang Municipal Stadium.

Yin Fun, who has been earmarked for the Finals in New Delhi from May 18-25, dumped Sayaka Hirota of Japan 21-14, 21-15 in Tuesday’s opening round. She then went on to beat Wisara Makasasitorn of Thailand 21-17, 21-13 to join compatriots Tee Jing Yi and Yang Li Lian in Wednesday’s main draw.

Yin Fun will take on third seed Yui Hashimoto of Japan in the opening round.

In the mixed doubles, scratch pair Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing will take on World Junior Championships-bound Tan Yip Jiun-Peck Yen Wei in the main draw after winning their qualifying match. 

Tags / Keywords: Lim Yin Fun, badminton, Pasir Gudang, Johor, grand prix, gold

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