PETALING JAYA: Kuala Lumpurs Sonia Cheah Su Ya showed that she was on the right track in following in the footsteps of her sister, Lydia, when she reached her first Under-15 girls singles final in the national schools (MSSM) badminton championships at the Kuala Terengganu Indoor Stadium yesterday.
The 14-year-old Sonia, who is four years younger than Asian Junior runner-up Lydia, defeated Yang Li Lian of Selangor 21-19, 21-13 in the semi-finals. She will take on Kedahan Ng Sin Er in the final.
Sin Er, who is a student of the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) together with Sonia, trounced Pahangs Lai Pei Jing 21-13, 21-9 in another semi-final. She will also feature in the doubles final, partnering Lim Pei Shuan.
Five other players are also in line for a double. They are Loh Wei Sheng (Negri Sembilan, boys Under-15), Iskandar Zulkarnain (Johor, boys Under-18), Cheah Yee See (Penang, girls Under-12), Tee Jing Yi (Penang, girls Under-18) and Tiffany Chase Currier (Malacca, girls Under-18).