National mixed doubles Hoo Pang Ron-Cheah Yee See finally got the breakthrough they deserved when they bagged the Hyderabad Open title yesterday.
The World No 57, who have only been playing together for a year, showed great fighting spirit in the final, clawing back from a game down to see off Indonesia’s Adnan Maulana-Michelle Crhystine Bandaso 16-21, 21-16, 21-11.
It was also the Malaysian pair’s first win over the Indonesians, after having lost to them at the Osaka International Challenge in April.
Although happy with Pang Ron-Yee See’s success of winning their first senior crown, mixed doubles head coach Chin Eei Hui wants them to remain grounded.
‘Winning one tournament does not make a difference,’said Eei Hui.
‘But I am happy for them (Pang Ron-Yee See) because they needed this breakthrough.
‘I’m especially happy for Pang Ron because he came through the state system unlike the rest who are from Bukit Jalil Sports School). He had to work extra hard.
‘Now they just need to maintain this form and try to do well in the next tournament.
Pang Ron-Yee See’s previous best result was reaching the semi-finals of the Macau Open last October.
ee See, however, had tasted success with independent shuttler, Chan Peng Soon when they won the Russia Open in 2017.
Pang Ron-Yee See pocketed US$5,925 (RM24,800) for their efforts while Adnan-Michelle settled for US$2,850 (RM11,900).
The pair will travel to Japan for the Akita Masters ,which starts on Tuesday.