Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Jemie Lai reach Thailand GPG final

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Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Jemie Lai are one win away from winning their first Grand Prix Gold title.
Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Jemie Lai are one win away from winning their first Grand Prix Gold title.

Bangkok: Malaysia’s Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Lai Jemie have breezed past top seeds Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand 21-19, 19-21, 21-17 to reach the Thailand Grand Prix Gold final on Saturday.

“We played really well in the semi-finals, I am satisfied with our performance against the Thailand pair,” said Shevon Lai.

“Soon Huat has been creating shots that made my job easier in the semi-finals,” added Shevon.

Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Jemie Lai who won the Malaysia International Challenge and Scottish Open title last year, will play the 2016 BWF World Junior Championships mixed doubles champions He Jiting-Du Yue of China in the final on Sunday.

“The final math will be tough. However, we do not want to think too much about it, we’ll treat it like a regular match,” added Lai.

He Jiting/Du Yue stunned the second seeds, Terry Hee Yong Kai/Tan Wei Han of Singapore 23-21 and 21-19 in another semi-finals.

Earlier in the men’s singles match, Malaysia’s Soong Joo Ven was knocked out of the tournament by No. 4 seed Jonatan Christie of Indonesia, losing 9-21, 18-21. Christie will meet India’s No. 3 seed Sai Praneeth in the final.

In the women’s singles final, the Thai duo No. 1 seed Ratchanok Intanon and No. 4 seed Busanan Ongbamrungphan will battle for the women’s title. Ratchanok Intanon had an easy victory against Zhang Beiwen of the United States 21-18, 21-15 at the Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok on Saturday, while Ongbamrungphan created an upset by beating India’s No. 2 seed Saina Nehwal 21-19, 21-18 in 53 minutes.

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