Alarm bells ‘ring’ for Peng Soon to concede walkover

PETALING JAYA: A dizzy spell sent seasoned campaigner Chan Peng Soon out of the Syed Modi International.

Yesterday, Peng Soon-Valeree Siow conceded a walkover to a lower-ranked Balkeshari Yadav-Swetaparna Pandaof of India in the second round after the former suffered severe vertigo and tinnitus in Lucknow, India.

Said Peng Soon: “There was ringing in the ears and I felt dizzy. I could not play and we decided to withdraw.”

Valeree, however, made up for the disappointment of having to sit out the mixed event by triumphing in the women’s doubles with Low Yeen Yuan.

The duo pulled off a 21-15, 21-17 win against Srivedya Guruzada-Ishika Jaiswal of India to set up a meeting against compatriots Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien in today’s quarter-finals.

RESULTS (Malaysians only) Men’s singles: Mithun Manjunath (Ind) bt Soong Joo Ven 16-21, 21-16, 23-21; Cheam June Wei bt Kaushal Dharmamer (Ind) 21-16, 21-13. Men’s doubles: Man Wei Chong-Tee Kai Wun bt Himanshu Mittal-Shubham Sharma (Ind) 21-7, 21-9; Krishna Prasad-Vishnuvardhan Goud (Ind) bt Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub-Lim Khim Wah 15-21, 21-17, 21-8. Women’s doubles: Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien bt Sri Sai Sravya-Swetaparna Panda (Ind) 21-13, 21-11; Anna Cheong-Teoh Mei Xing bt Kanika Kanwal-Anura Prabhudesai (Ind) 21-13, 21-18; Low Yeen Yuan-Valeree Siow bt Srivedya Guruzada-Ishika Jaiswal (Ind) 21-15, 21-17. Mixed doubles: Balkeshari Yadav-Swetaparna Panda (Ind) w.o. Chan Peng Soon-Valeree Siow; Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei bt Dhruv Rawat-Shikha Gautam (Ind) 21-14, 21-11.

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