V Shem-Wee Kiong march into the quarter-finals in Singapore Open



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After a disappointing first round exit in last week's Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open top men's doubles pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong stormed into the last eight in the USD350,000 OUE Singapore Open on Thursday.

The seconded Malaysians defeated the scratch Indonesia-Malaysia combination of Hendra Setiawan and Tan Boon Heong 21-19, 21-18 in 33 minutes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang.

For a place in the last four V Shem-Wee Kiong will play the winners of the Lu Ching Yao-Yang Po Han (Taiwan) versus Berry Angriawan-Hardianto Hardianto (Indonesia) second round tie.

V Shem-Wee Kiong, who ended last season as world No 1 but have now slipped to No 4. put up a much improved performance in Singapore after a shock first round defeat at the hands of Hong Kong's Or Chin Chung-Tang Chun Man in last week's Malaysia Open.

They were favourites and top seeds in this year's All-England but failed to get past the quarter-finals - losing to China's Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen. In the India Open two weeks ago the Malaysians again lost to the world No 1 at the same stage.



Men's Doubles

Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong (Mas) beat Hendra Setiawan-Tan Boon Heong (Ina/Mas) 21-19, 21-18

Lee Jhe0huei-Lee Yang (Tpe) beat Lukhi Apri Nugroho-Tedi Supriadi (Ina) 21-12, 21-15