Aaron-Wooi Yik clear opening hurdle in Malaysian Masters, Sze Fei-Izzuddin out


Malaysia's Aaron and Soh in action against Japan's Akira Koga-Taichi Saito during the Malaysian Masters 2022 at Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil, on July 5, 2022. — GLENN GUAN/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: National No. 1 men's doubles pair Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik moved into the second round of the Malaysian Masters but their compatriots Sze Fei-Izzuddin exited the tournament after losing to their Indonesian nemesis Fajar Alfian-Rian-Ardiato on Tuesday (July 5).

Aaron-Wooi Yik beat Japan's Akira Koga-Taichi Saito 21-16, 21-19 and will face Korean veterans Kim Gi-jung-Kim Sa-rang next for a place in the quarter-finals.

Sze Fei-Izzuddin, meanwhile, squandered a game point at 20-19 in the second game in their 14-21, 20-22 loss to Alfian-Ardianto.

The Indonesians had also beat them in the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open.

In the women's doubles, Pearly Tan-M. Thinaah and Anna Cheong-Teoh Mei Xing marched into the second round with convincing wins.

Pearly-Thinaah swept aside India's Treesa Jolly-Gayathri Gopichand 21-14, 21-14 while Anna Mei Xing overcame Thai sisters Benyapa Aimsaard-Nuntakarn Aimsaard 21-19, 21-17.

Pearly-Thinaah will take on Japan's world No. 2 Yuki Fukushima-Sayaka Hirota next while Anna-Mei Xing will most likely play another Japanese pair, Mayu Matsumoto-Wakana Nagahara (No.6).

RESULTS (Malaysians unless stated)

First qualifying round

Men's singles: Leong Jun Hao bt Cheam June Wei 16-21, 21-15, 21-16; Ng Tze Yong bt Yeong Seng Zoe bt 21-12, 21-13; Soong Joo Ven bt Aidil Sholeh Ali Sadikin 14-21, 21-14, 21-16; Sun Feixiang (Chn) bt Lucas Claerbout (Fra) 9-21, 21-13, 21-18; Ade Resky Dwicahyo (Azb) bt Ygor Coelho (Bra) 21-19, 21-10; Lee Dong-keun (Kor) bt Adham Elgamal (Egy) 21-12, 21-14; Weng Hongyang (Chn) bt Kai Schaefer (Ger) 22-20, 21-18; Victor Svendsen (Den) bt Arnaud Merkle (Fra) 22-20, 21-17;

Men's doubles: Liang Weikeng-Wang Chang (Chn) bt Chia Weijie-Low Hang Yee 21-16, 21-15.

Women's singles: Goh Jin Wei bt Malvika Bansod (Ind) 21-10, 21-17; Thet Thuzar (Mya) bt Lauren Lam (US) 21-15, 21-19; Kristin Kuuba (Est) bt Ruselli Hartawan (Ina) 19-21, 21-19, 21-17.

Women's doubles: Pichamon Phatcharaphisutsin-Nannapas Sukklad (Tha) bt Yujia Jin-Crystal Wong (Sin) 24-22, 18-21, 21-16; Febriana Kusuma-Amalia Pratiwi (Ina) bt Hsu Ya-ching-Lin Wan-ching (Tpe) 20-22, 21-14, 21-14; Melani Mamahit-Nadia Tryola (Ina) bt Kittipak Dubthuk-Prinda Pattanawaritthipan (Tha) 21-11, 21-11; Supissara Paewsampran-Putita Supajirakul (Tha) bt Yap Rui Chen-Yap Yee 21-16, 21-8.

Mixed doubles: Kim Won-ho-Jeong Na-eun (Kor) bt Oliver Leydon-Davis-Anona Pak (Nzl) 21-13, 21-12.

Second qualifying round

Men's singles: Ng Tze Yong bt Lee Dong Keun (Kor) 21-8, 21-12; Leong Jun Hao bt Weng Hongyang 5-21, 21-17, 21-13; Soong Joo Ven bt Victor Svendsen 21-9, 16-21, 21-10; Sun Feixiang (Chn) bt Ade Resky Dwicahyo (Azb) 21-5, 21-17.

FIRST ROUND:

Men's doubles: Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik bt Akira Koga-Taichi Saito (Jpn) 21-16, 21-19; Goh V Shem-Low Juan Shen bt Shohibul Fikri-Bagas Maulana (Ina) 15-21, 21-14, 21-19; Man Wei Chong-Tee Kai Wun bt Nur Azriyn Ayub-Lim Khim Wah 21-13, 21-14; Chang Yee Jun-Yap Roy King bt Joshua Magee-Paul Reynolds (Irl) Fajar Alfian-Rian Ardianto (Ina) bt Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin Rumsani 21-14, 22-20; Kim Gi-jung-Kim Sa-rang (Kor) bt Lee Jhe-huei-Yang Po-hsuan 14-21, 21-15, 21-19; Mark Lamsfuss-Marvin Seidel (Ger) bt 21-17, 21-18; Mohd Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan (Ina) bt Tan Kian Meng-Tan Wee Kiong 21-18, 21-13.

Women's doubles: Pearly Tan-M. Thinaah bt Treesa Jolly-Gayathri Gopichand (Ind) 21-14, 21-14; Anna Cheong-Teoh Mei Xing bt Benyapa Aimsaard-Nuntakarn Aimsaard (Tha) 21-19, 21-17; Febby Gani-Ribka Sugiarto bt Low Yeen Yuan-Valeree Siow 21-12, 21-17; Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan (Chn) bt Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien 21-17, 23-21.

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