Goh Jin Wei marches into 3rd round at Asia Junior Championship

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Goh Jin Wei (front) and Tan Jinn Hwa enjoy a good opening day at Asia Junior Championship. (photo: Granular)

Bangkok: 15 year-old Goh Jin Wei of Malaysia continued the quest for her first girl’s singles title with an impressive 21-3, 21-4 win over Chan Kit Lei in the second round of Asia Junior Championship on Thursday. She needed just 16 minutes to ease past her opponent.Goh Jin Wei (front) and Tan Jinn Hwa enjoy a good opening day at Asia Junior Championship. (photo: Granular)

Earlier in the day, Goh Jin Wei and her mixed doubles partner Tan Jinn Hwa looked solid to defeat Alvin Morada/Alyssa Ysabel Leonardo of Philippines, and progressed to the mixed doubles 3rd round with a 21-12, 21-13 victory.

Cheam June Wei became the sole Malaysian survivor of the boy’s singles, defeated Lou Hok Man of Macau 21-8, 21-9 in his first match of the day, and trounced Chuang Jin Lei of Singapore 21-7, 21-8 in his second match on Thursday. Indonesian top seed Firman Abdul Kholik’s first day of individual event got off to a good start, as he finished off Mek Narongrit of Thailand 21-12, 21-13 in the morning, and dispatched Dominic Soh Shi Xuan of Singapore 21-11 , 21-12 in the afternoon.

In boy’s doubles, unseeded pair Ren Xiangyu/Tan Qiang of China pulled off the biggest upset of the day, when they shocked top seeds Jong Woo Choi/Seung Jae Seo of Korea with 21-13, 22-20 in 34 minutes. Another Chinese boy’s pair, Han Chengkai/Zhou Haodong also fought off a resilient display from third seeds Ramadiansyah Andika/Rinov Rivaldy of Indonesia before eventually sealing a 24-22, 16-21, 23-21 victory in 76 minutes.

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