The national junior team bounced back from a mixed team campaign to forget last week with encouraging displays in Kazan, Russia.
Despite playing two fixtures in one day, Shaqeem Eiman qualified to Round 3 with minimal issues brushing Norway’s Jonas Othassel 21-4 21-5 and Greece’s Rafail Klosses 21-8 21-8 aside.
12th seed, Kok Jing Hong and Wyman Goh who received first round byes, defeated Singapore’s Benjamin Lee 21-10 21-11 and Finn Achthoven of Netherlands 21-12 17-21 21-10 respectively.
Teammate Lee Shun Yang however lost to Finland’s Joakim Oldorff 22-20 16-21 16-21.
Meanwhile, K Letshanaa, Arena Satu Samin, Tan Zhing Yi and Myisha Khairul made it a clean sweep for the girls’ singles with wins over Norway’s Emilia Petersen (21-7 21-6), Scotland’s Rachel Cameron (21-12 21-10), Korea’s Kim Ae Lin (21-19 26-24) and Russia’s Viktoria Kozyreva (21-18 20-22 21-18).
In the boys’ doubles, Arif Junaidi-Mohd Haikal and Ching Kai Feng-Lwi Sheng Hao were no match for Kazakhstan’s Artem Korolev-Viktor Zeiferling (21-5 21-4) and Uzbek’s Asadbek Olimjanov-Azamat Sultanov (21-12 21-2).
There were wins across the board in the girls’ doubles with Low Yeen Yuan-Valeree Siow and Gan Jing Err-Tan Zhing Yi notching victories over Estonia’s Catlyn Kruus-Ramona Uprus (13-21 21-16 21-14) and Mongolia’s Kherlen Darkhanbaatar-Mukhnar Lkhagvasuren (21-2 21-6).