KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian independent doubles Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi claimed their first title this year as the world 20th ranked pair after defeating China’s Huang Kai Xiang-Liu Cheng in the men’s doubles final of the 2020 Thailand Masters in Bangkok on Sunday.
Yew Sin-Ee Yi, among seven players axed by the Badminton Association of Malaysia from the national team last December, took 72 minutes to notch a sweet 18-21, 21-17, 2117 comeback victory over the Chinese pair.
The pair emerged as the only Malaysian in the final’s action at the Huamark Indoor Stadium after national men’s doubles Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong and two mixed doubles Tan Kiang Meng-Lai Pei Jing and Goh Soon Huat-Lai Shevon James lost in the semi-finals, Sunday.
Yew Sin-Ee Yi recorded a comfortable 21-17, 21-14 win over Taiwan’s Lee Jhe HueiYang Po Hsuan to progress into the final.
Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long Angus crowned as the men’s single champion after securing a 16-21, 21-13, 21-12 victory over Japanese Kenta Nishimoto, while Akane Yamaguchi of Japan clinched the women’s single title following a 21-16, 22-20 win over South Korean’s An Se Young.
Cheng Qing Chen-Jia Yi Fan of China won the women’s doubles after defeating South Korean’s Baek Ha Na-Jung Kyung Eun 17-21, 21-17, 21-15. Mixed doubles category saw Hafiz Faizal-Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja of Indonesia defeated England’s Marcus Ellis-Lauren Smith 16-21, 21-13, 21-16 to be crowned as the champions. – Bernama