PETALING JAYA: Shuttlers Hoo Pang Ron-Cheng Su Yin are hungry for more after capturing their maiden title in the mixed doubles in the Malaysian International Challenge.
In only their second tournament together, Pang Ron-Su Yin defeated Taiwan’s Lin Yu-chieh-Hsu Yin-hui 21-17, 21-19 in the final to emerge champions at the Arena Badminton Perak in Ipoh yesterday.
Pang Ron successfully defended the title he won last year with Teoh Mei Xing.
The 25-year-old and Su Yin had made their debuts together in the World Tour Super 300 Korean Masters in Gwangju last week where they had reached the second round.
The experienced Pang Ron was pleased to win his first title with the 20-year-old Su Yin.
“I’m very happy to win this title with Su Yin. We really want to move up the rankings as quickly as possible after this,” said Pang Ron.
“The most important thing is to keep improving our game play.”
For Su Yin, it was her second international title after she lifted the Malaysian International Series with Loo Bing Kun last month.
The youngster continues to show her potential as she had also won silver in the Cambodia SEA Games with Yap Roy King.
Pang Ron-Su Yin will next compete in the Syed Modi International in India from Nov 28-Dec 3.
Meanwhile, the other Malaysian representatives – Wong Ling Ching (women’s singles), Fazriq Razif-Wong Vin Sean (men’s doubles) and Ng Qi Xuan-Yap Yee (women’s doubles) – all finished runners-up.
(Malaysians unless stated)
Men’s singles: Minoru Koga (Jpn) bt Takuma Kawamoto (Jpn) 21-17, 10-21, 21-11.
Men’s doubles: Takuto Inoue-Masayuki Onodera (Jpn) bt Fazriq Razif-Wong Vin Sean 21-16, 18-21, 21-15.
Women’s singles: Miho Kayama (Jpn) bt Wong Ling Ching 23-21, 21-16.
Women’s doubles: Lin Chih-chun-Sung Yu-hsuan (Tpe) bt Ng Qi Xuan-Yap Yee 21-11, 21-18.
Mixed doubles: Hoo Pang Ron-Cheng Su Yin bt Lin Yu-chieh-Hsu Yin-hui (Tpe) 21-17, 21-19.