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World champs Aaron-Wooi Yik get their Korean revenge

by Fabian Peter 

KUALA LUMPUR: It’s an eye for an eye as world champions Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik smashed their way into the Malaysia Masters men’s doubles quarter-finals at Axiata Stadium today (May 25).

After losing to South Korea in the Sudirman Cup semi-finals last week, the Malaysian duo were not in the mood for a similar episode, not on home soil. They duly powered past world No 10 Choi Sol Gyu-Kim Won Ho 21-19, 21-14 in the second round.

Pleased to have avenged their earlier defeat, Wooi Yik said: “We were more prepared today (May 25), because just last week we lost to Korea (Kim Won Ho) in the Sudirman Cup.

“It was 50-50 and tight in the first game. In the second game, Aaron and I had a better grip of the tie. The first three-shot play was crucial and we got it right almost all the time. That was key, and we hope to keep this momentum going in the coming match.”

Aaron-Wooi Yik will play eighth seeds Leo Rolly Carnando-Daniel Marthin of Indonesia tomorrow (May 26).

Another Malaysian pair, Man Wei Chong-Tee Kai Wun booked their place in the quarter-finals after downing Scotland’s Alexander Dunn-Adam Hall in a three-game thriller, 19-21, 21-16, 21-13.

Wei Chong-Kai Wun will be up against third seeds and three-time former world champions, Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia next.

The evergreen Indonesian duo made short work of Taiwan’s Lee Jhe Huei-Yang Po Hsuan, 21-17, 21-14 in the second round.

Independents Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi made it three out of three for the Malaysian men’s doubles camp. The world No 8 ranked Malaysians defeated Taiwan’s Lu Ching Yao-Yang Po Han 15-21, 21-12, 21-19, and will play South Korea’s Kang Min Hyuk-Seo Seung Jae next.

The Koreans reached the last eight after seeing off Japan’s Akira Koga-Taichi Saito 21-15, 21-17 in the second round.

Selected results

Men’s singles: Kenta Nishimoto (Jpn) bt Jonatan Christie (Ina) 22-20, 21-11, Lin Chun Yi (Tai) bt Lee Zii Jia 21-19, 16-21, 21-15, Weng Hong Yang (Con) bt Antony Sinisuka Ginting (Ina) 21-19, 21-15, Kodai Naraoka (Jpn) bt Rasmus Gemke (Den) 21-14, 21-15, K.Srikanth (Ind) bt Kunlavut Vitidsarn (Tha) 21-19, 21-19.

Doubles: Takuro Hoki-Yugo Kobayashi (Jpn) bt Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Ina) 21-15, 21-17, Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik bt Choi Sol Gyu-Kim Won Ho (Kor) 21-19, 21-14, Man Wei Chong-Tee Kai Wun bt Alexander Dunn-Adam Hall (Sco) 19-21, 21-16, 21-13, Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan (Ina) bt Lee Jhe Huei-Yang Po Hsuan (Tai) 21-17, 21-14, Leo Rolly Cornando-Daniel Marthin (Ina) bt He Ji Ting-Zhou Hao Dong (Cen) 21-14, 21-13, Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi bt Lu Ching Yao-Yang Po Han (Tai) 15-21, 21-12, 21-19.

Women’s singles: P.V.Sindhu (Ind) bt Aya Ohori (Jpn) 21-16, 21-11, Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn) bt Mia Blichfeldt (Den) 21-18, 21-17, Gregoria Mariska Tunjung (Ina) bt Sim Yu Jin (Kor) 21-15, 21-19, Wang Zhi Yi (Chn) bt Line Kjaersfeldt (Den) 21-18, 22-20, Han Yue (Chn) bt Wen Chi Hsu (Tai) 21-16, 21-18, Busanan Ongbamrungphan (Tha) bt Yvonne Li (Ger) 19-21, 21-13, 21-16, Michelle Li (Can) bt Pornpawee Chochuwong (Tha) 21-15, 21-13.

Doubles: Hsu Ya Ching-Lin Wan Ching (Tai) bt Kim So Yeong-Kong Hee Yong (Kor) 16-21, 21-15, 21-19, Mayu Matsumoto-Wakana Nagahara (Jpn) bt Maiken Fruergaard-Sara Thygesen (Den) 21-12, 21-10, Nami Matsuyama-Chiharu Shida (Jpn) bt Li Wen Mei-Liu Xuan Xuan (Chn) 21-16, 21-12, Yuki Fukushima-Sayaka Hirota (Jpn) bt Lee Yu Lim-Shin Seung Chan) 21-16, 21-9, Apriyani Rahayu-Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti (Ina) bt Supissara Paewsampran-Puttita Supajirakul (Tha) 21-14, 21-14, Jeong Na Eun-Kim Hye Jeong (Kor) bt Rui Hirokami-Yuna Kato (Jpn) 21-15, 9-21, 21-7.

Source: World champs Aaron-Wooi Yik get their Korean revenge – New Straits Times

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