Lim Chi Wing plays Daren Liew in semis of National GP Finals

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Lim Chi Wing (right) could be promoted to Malaysia's senior squad if he manage to defeat Daren Liew in the men's singles semi-final

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s back-up men’s singles shuttlers Lim Chi Wing who won the Vietnam International Series title in October, has done just enough to qualify for the National Grand Prix Finals in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.

Despite losing to R. Satheishtharan 21-13, 12-21, 14-21 on Sunday morning, Lim Chi Wing defeated second seed Lim Fang Yang 21-17, 21-10 later in the afternoon. Together with his victory against Goh Giap Chin on Saturday, he has earned sufficient points to come out on top in Group B.Lim Chi Wing (right) could be promoted to Malaysia's senior squad if he manage to defeat Daren Liew in the men's singles semi-final

 

Meanwhile, the third seeded Daren Liew survived a huge scare on Sunday as he opened his bid for his first ever national title. Daren dispatched Nur Mohd Azriyn Bin Ayub 21-19, 21-14 in the morning, but he was forced to dig deep in his second match of the day after stiff resistance from Tan Kian Meng. Daren needed total of 42 minutes to fight back from one set down to overpower Tan 21-16, 17-21, 21-19 for a spot in the semi-finals.

Another men’s singles player Iskandar Zulkarnian Zainuddin, who was upset by Lee Zii Jia 20-22 16-21 in his second Group C match that was held on Sunday morning, came back strong in the afternoon to beat his teammate at national squad Goh Soon Huat 14-21, 21-16, 21-11, finished top in Group C and will face the Group A champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli for a place in the final.

Here are other semi-final matches on Monday:

Women’s Singles:

Ho Yen Mei vs Lee Ying Ying

Yang Li Lian vs Lim Yin Fun

                                                               

Men’s Doubles:

Tan Wee Gieen-Teo Ee Yi vs Low Juan Shen-Ong Yew Sin

Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong vs Mak Hee Chun-Tan Bin Shen

                                                               

Mixed Doubles:

Tan Aik Quan-Lai Pei Jing vs Tan Wee Gieen-Peck Yen Wei

Wong Fai Yin-Chow Mei Kuan vs Mohd Lutfi Zaim Khalid-Soong Fie Cho

                                               

Women’s Doubles:

Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho vs Joyce Choong Wai Chi-Yap Cheng Wen

Chow Mei Kuan-Lee Meng Yean vs Peck Yen Wei-Yap Zhen

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