PETALING JAYA: It isn’t over till the fat lady sings but the Malaysian Uber Cup team can start rehearsing for a chorus of disappointment.
Their hopes of reaching the Finals via the playoffs are almost dashed after suffering a 2-3 loss to Hong Kong yesterday.
The doubles pairs of Chin Eei Hui-Wong Pei Tty and Goh Liu Ying-Lim Yin Loo delivered but the singles performers – Tee Jing Yi, Lydia Cheah and Sannatasah Saniru – failed to launch again.
The Malaysian team have two more ties – against Indonesia today and Singapore tomorrow – but their chances of earning the last Finals berth as the fifth best team at the qualifiers are virtually over.
Despite the setback, national doubles coach Rexy Mainaky gave his girls credit for saving Malaysia the blushes by winning two points.
He hopes they can keep the momentum going after the qualifiers.