PETALING JAYA: Mixed doubles shuttlers Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing came close to a perfect start in their partnership at the Austrian International Challenge in Vienna.
Playing in their first international competition together, Peng Soon-Pei Jing marched all the way to the final on Saturday. Unfortunately, the Malaysians lost 15-21, 21-15, 16-21 to the experienced Polish pair of Robert Mateusiak-Agnieszka Wojtokowska. Earlier in the semi-finals, Peng Soon-Pei Jing defeated Taiwan’s Chen Hung-ling-Wu Ti-jung 21-16, 21-16.
Pei Jing previously partnered Tan Aik Quan and they were ranked as high as No.15 in the world. As for Peng Soon, his regular partner Goh Liu Ying is taking time out due to a knee injury.
Pei Jing was pleased they managed to reach the final in their first outing.