Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik will take on Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yii in the final of the men’s doubles event of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM)-VICTOR Invitational Championships here in Bukit Kiara.
Aaron Chia and Wooi Yik recovered from a first set defeat before they were able to overcome independent duo Goh V Shem - Tan Wee Kiong 16-21, 21-9, 21-19 in the semifinals.
“From the start of the game we played well until we were tied at 16 all as we felt a little but under pressure and made a lot of mistakes,” said Wooi Yik.
"The pressure crept in as we have not adjusted to the atmosphere. In training, it is different.”
Meanwhile, Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yii admitted that the final will be a tough game but one which they feel should not put them under pressure.
"Of course, we are expecting a difficult game but we just want to play and enjoy tomorrow's final as best we can. Winning or losing is normal in any championships,” said Yew Sin.
Yew Sin-Ee Yii completed the slot to the final demolishing youngsters Low Hang Yee-Ng Eng Cheong in straight set 21-15, 21-11.
Earlier, Leong Jun Hao will take on Ng Tze Yong in the final of the men’s singles event.
In the final rounds of matches in the men’s singles event, Jun Hao showed that his win of the Division 2 last week was no fluke when he once again beat Division 2 runners-up Lim Chong King 21-13, 21-16 in 37 minutes.
The win allowed Jun Hao to take the top spot in the final group standings.
“I was concentrating on just winning each point as it comes and was not even thinking about winning,” said Jun Hao.
"In the absence of Lee Zii Jia, Soong Joo Ven and Liew Daren, it has given me the chance to do well and go far in this competition.”
Jun Hao's opponent in the final tomorrow is Tze Yong, who beat Aidil Soleh Ali Sadikin 21-19, 21-18 in 45 minutes to finish second in the group stage.
“I wanted to win so much that it put some measure of pressure at the tail end of the match. But luckily, I managed to regained control of the game and he (Aidil Sodikin) made mistakes for me to take advantage of.
"The coaches said afterwards that they are satisfied with my performance where I managed to control the game and the pressure well," said Tze Yong.
Ng Tze Yong - Aidil Soleh Ali Sadikin (21-19, 21-18)
Leong Jun Hao - Lim Chong King (21-13, 21-16)
MEN’S DOUBLES SEMIFINALS
Aaron Chia / Soh Wooi Yik - Goh V Shem / Tan Wee Kiong (16-21, 21-9, 21-19)
Ong Yew Sin / Teo Ee Yi - Low Hang Yee / Ng Eng Cheong (21-15, 21-11)
WOMEN’S SINGLES - Soniia Cheah vs Eoon Qi Xuan
WOMEN'S DOUBLES - Chow Mei Kuan - Lee Meng Yean vs Pearly Tan Koong Le-M Thinaah
MIXED DOUBLES - Tan Kian Meng - Lai Pei Jing vs Chan Peng Soon - Goh Liu Ying
MEN’S SINGLES - Leong Jun Hao vs Ng Tze Yong
MEN'S DOUBLES - Ong Yew Sin - Teo Ee Yi vs Aaron Chia - Soh Wooi Yik