MALAYSIA SETTLES FOR SILVER AT U– 19 MEET

Despite having four finalist at the Maybank Malaysia International Youth U-19, the Malaysian youngsters could not deliver a gold although they did play their best match at the Juara Stadium, Bukit Kiara. Goh Sze Fei/ Teoh Mei Xing had a good start when they won the first game, unfortunately, they could not catch up with the Indonesian’s speed in the second and third game eventually losing the match, 21/14, 14/21, Yantoni Edy Saputra/ Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso.

M. Thinaah almost dragged Shim Ye Ri of Korea to a rubber game in the girls’ singles final today when she caught up to 20-20, however, the Korean’s quick return at the net and sideline smashes caused her to wrap up the match in two games defeating the Malaysian, 21/15, 22/20. Although the 17 year-old Thinaah did not win her match, she surely has done well to reach the finals of this tournament as she still has another two more years to clinch the title.

In the boys’ doubles, the gold medal was so near, yet so far. Aaron Chia/ Soh Wooi Yik had a convincing start in the first game, but it did not last long as the Indonesians showed their dominance taking the two other remaining games, 16/21, 21/17, 21/16. Despite of the defeat, they can walk tall this being the first time both of them are partnering each other. Yeoh Seng Zoe who was the finalist in the boys’ singles was unlucky to injure his ankle yesterday, hence, conceding a walkover to Thailand’s Adulrach Namkul in the finals today.

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