Malaysia’s challenge ends at Vietnam Open with Chan Peng Soon/Cheah Yee See’s exit

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Chan Peng Soon/Cheah Yee See beat top seeds and world No. 31 Tseng Min-hao/Hu Ling-fang of Taiwan in the Vietnam Open mixed doubles quarter-finals on Friday.
Chan Peng Soon/Cheah Yee See beat top seeds and world No. 31 Tseng Min-hao/Hu Ling-fang of Taiwan in the Vietnam Open mixed doubles quarter-finals on Friday.

Ho Chi Minh City: Malaysia’s challenge at the 2017 Vietnam Open fizzled out after Chan Peng Soon/Cheah Yee See, Chow Mei Kuan/Lee Meng Yean, and Goh Giap Chin lost in their respective semi-final matches on Saturday.

The fifth-seeded mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Cheah Yee See went down 15-21 to Riky Widianto/Masita Mahmudin of Indonesia in the first set. Chan/Cheah battled to 17-13 lead in the second set, but couldn’t hold off the Indonesian pair to lose the second set 26-28.

Women’s doubles No. 1 seeds Chow Mei Kuan/Lee Meng Yean dropped their semi-final match 7-21, 17-21 to No. 7 seeds Della Destiara Haris/Rizki Amelia Pradipta of Indonesia thanks to a series of uncharacteristic mistakes.

Thailand’s No. 10 seed Suppanyu Avihingsanon enjoyed a very comfortable victory against Malaysia’s Goh Giap Chin in men’s singles semi-final, seeing off the Malaysian 21-15, 21-15 to face compatriot No. 3 seed Khosit Phetpradab in the final.

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