Thomas Cup

THOMAS CUP: MALAYSIA STEAMROLL CANADA

13

Oct

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The Malaysian men avenged women's defeat a day earlier with a 5-0 rout of Canada in the Group D opener in Aarhus, Denmark.

World No. 8 Lee Zii Jia set the tone for the young team by overcoming Brian Yang 21-18 21-13 in the first singles.

Following Zii Jia's strong start, second singles Cheam June Wei doubled Malaysia's lead with ease beating Jason Anthony Ho-Shue 21-14 21-14.

In the third singles, debutant Ng Tze Yong prevailed over B R Sankeerth 21-7 21-19.

Scratch pairs, Nur Izzuddin Rumsani-Soh Wooi Yik and Aaron Chia-Goh Sze Fei then completed the rout over Philippe Charron-Maxime Tetreault (21-7 21-10) and Sankeerth-Yakura (21-14 21-13) respectively.