Taiwan slog to outsmart Singapore in Asian Mixed Team Championship opener

In form: Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew beat Taiwan’s Wang Tzu-wei 15-21, 21-13, 21-13.

PETALING JAYA: Taiwan began their Asian Mixed Team Championships campaign with a nerve-wracking 3-2 win over Singapore in Hong Kong.

Playing in Group A, world No. 14 men’s doubles pair Liao Min-chun-Su Ching-heng drew first blood for Taiwan when they made easy work of Loh Kean Hean-Toh Han Zhuo in a 21-13, 21-15 win yesterday.

But the Singaporeans fought back in the singles through Yeo Jia Min and Thailand Masters champion Loh Kean Yew.

Jia Min dug deep to take out Chen Su-yu 13-21, 21-19, 21-8 while Kean Yew outplayed Wang Tzu-wei 15-21, 21-13, 21-13.

Taiwan showed their superiority in the doubles as Pai Yu-po-Wu Ti-jung easily dismissed Singapore’s Putri Sari Dewi Citra-Lim Ming Hui 21-13, 21-14.

In the decider, Taiwan’s mixed doubles pair of Hsieh Pei-shan-Tseng Min-hao secured a hard-fought 21-19, 19-21, 21-12 win over Danny Bawa Chrisnanta-Tan Wei Han.

Malaysia open their Group D campaign against Macau today.

Group B: Taiwan bt Singapore 3-2 (Liao Min-chun-Su Ching-heng bt Loh Kean Hean-Toh Han Zhuo 21-13, 21-15; Chen Su-yu lost to Yeo Jia Min 21-13, 19-21, 8-21; Wang Tzu-wei lost to Loh Kean Yew 21-15, 13-21, 13-21; Pai Yu-po-Wu Ti-jung bt Putri Sari Dewi Citra-Lim Ming Hui 21-13, 21-14; Hsieh Pei-shan-Tseng Min-hao bt Danny Bawa Chrisnanta-Tan Wei Han 21-19, 19-21, 21-12)
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