KUALA LUMPUR: National mixed doubles pair, Hoo Pang Ron-Cheah Yee See led the country’s charge into the second round of 2019 China Masters Badminton Tournament in Hainan, China, earlier today (Thursday).
The pair, who are the tournament’s top seeds, only took 28 minutes to whitewash young China pair of Ye Yuanpeng-Zhang Jinger; 21-11, 21-18 in the match that was held at Agile Stadium of Lingshui Culture and Sports Square, according to the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) website, www.bwfbadminton.com.
National professional men’s singles shuttler, Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin also progressed into the third round by defeating Hsueh Hsuan Yi of Taiwan, 21-18, 18-21 21-7 in the second round.
National professional men’s doubles pair, Chooi Kah Ming-Low Juan Shen who are the fourth seeds, also moved into the next round after fending off the strong challenge from Huang Di-Liang Yongwang of China, 21-8, 19-21, 21-9.
Malaysia did not send any representative in the women’s singles and doubles events in the BWF Tour Super 100 which offers a total prize money of US$75,000 (RM306,667). — Bernama