Jing Yi continued her fine run defeating junior player, Ng Qi Xuan to meet teammate, Lee Zii Yii. Despite winning her match, Jing Yi did not have it easy against Qi Xuan. She lost the first game, 20-22, and won the second game 21/17. The third game was an exciting match especially when Qi Xuan was leading 8-2 but the experienced Jing Yi was quick to catch up and wrap up the match, 21/14. She faces Lee Zii Yii in the semi-finals tomorrow while bottom half will be between this year’s world junior finalist, Lee Ying Ying and Goh Jin Wei.
Iskandar kept his momentum going to emerge as the winner of Group A to set up a mouthwatering clash against SEA Games silver medalist, Mohd Arif Abdul Latif who emerged as the champion in Group C. Although Iskandar overcame the skillful Arif during the Perak Open last July, he knows that he should be well prepared against the talented Arif who is well known for his crosscourt slices.
In the mens’ doubles, Low Juan Shen/ Ong Yew Sin will face teammates, Tan Wee Gieen/ Teo Ee Yi as the latter failed to top group after losing to Mohd Arif/ Mohd Azriyn in the group stage. Arif/ Azriyn wil next meet Mohd Lutfi/ Wong Fai Yin for a place in the finals. As for the womens’ doubles, they were no any major upsets.