Jin Wei out to draw home cheers as sole women’s singles player


PETALING JAYA: Independent singles shuttler Goh Jin Wei will be out to make some noise at the Malaysian Masters after being promoted to the qualifying round due to several withdrawals.

Jin Wei will play India’s Malvika Banson of India in the first round today at the Axiata Arena and may meet Indonesia’s Ruselli Hartawan in the second.

If she comes through the qualifier, she will get to play Zhang Yiman of China in the first round of the main draw tomorrow.

The 23-year-old is in the same quarter with P.V. Sindhu of India, He Bingjiao of China and second seed Tai Tzu-ying of Taiwan.

In the top half, top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan will be out to make amends after losing in the first round of the Malaysian Open last week.

After not having a representative in the women’s singles for the first time at the home tournament last week, the presence of Jin Wei as the sole women’s singles representative comes as pleasant news.

Hopes are on Jin Wei to bring some home cheers. After all, she did play well by winning all the matches against higher-ranked players in the Uber Cup Finals group stage in Bangkok in May.

In the men’s singles, Malaysia will have six representatives in the qualifiers.

Those hoping to make the main draw are Ng Tze Yong, Leong Jun Hao, Cheam June Wei, Soong Joo Ven, Aidil Sholeh Ali Sadikin and Yeoh Seng Zoe.

Only Liew Daren is in the main draw following the withdrawal of Lee Zii Jia.

Daren will cross paths with eighth seed Angus Ng Ka Long in the first round tomorrow.

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