International Tournaments

BATC2020: THANK YOU, MALAYSIAN WARRIORS

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Feb

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The national men’s team emerged runners-up after going down fighting to defending champions, Indonesia 1-3 in the #BATC2020 finals in Manila.

In the opening match, Lee Zii Jia fought bravely against world No. 5 Anthony Ginting 20-22 16-21 before Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik lost to top ranked Marcus Fernaldi-Kevin Sukamuljo in a thrilling second match with the same scoreline.

World No. 72 Cheam June Wei kept his composure to pull one back for Malaysia in a high-octane third match. Valiant June Wei stunned world No. 7 Jonatan Christie 21-16 17-21 24-22 to record his career’s biggest win to date.

In the fourth match, Teo Ee Yi-Ong Yew Sin’s efforts were undone by Fajar Alfian-Mohammad Ahsan 18-21 17-21.