BATC: Goh Jin Wei saves the day as Malaysia eliminate Hong Kong 3-2

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Goh Jin Wei emerged as the hero for Malaysia with victory in the deciding encounter against Hong Kong on Tuesday.

Hyderabad: Malaysia women’s team capped off a stellar debut at the Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) on Tuesday as they marched on to a 3-2 victory over Hong Kong.Goh Jin Wei emerged as the hero for Malaysia with victory in the deciding encounter against Hong Kong on Tuesday.

First blood went the way of the Hong Kong as Cheung Ngan Yi started as she meant to go on with a 21-17, 17-21, 18-21 victory over Ho Yen Mei of Malaysia.

Malaysia’s first women’s doubles pair Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Vivian Hoo then levelled the score to 1-1 with a 21-18, 21-14 win over Fan Ka Yan/Yuen Sin Ying before Yip Pui Yin of Hong Kong helped her team to edge ahead in the second women’s singles defeating Lim Yin Fun of Malaysia 14-21, 10-21.

Chow Mei Kuan/Lee Meng Yean stunned Ng Tsz Yau/Yeung Nga Ting of Hong Kong by winning a breathtaking battle 21-16, 15-21, 21-16 to force a decisive fifth rubber.

Lady Luck continued to shine on Malaysia as the 16-year-old and 2015 World Junior Champion, Goh Jin Wei took the center stage and played an inspired third women’s singles match by defeating Ng Yung Wing 21-6 and 21-13.

Malaysia men’s team was in total control on Tuesday as they beat Sri Lanka 4-1 in their Group B opening tie.

Below are the Day 2 Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) Results:

MEN
Group B: Malaysia beat Sri Lanka 4-1
Group B: Japan beat Nepal 5-0
Group C: Chinese Taipei beat Maldives 5-0
Group C: Indonesia beat Thailand 4-1

WOMEN
Group D: Japan beat Singapore 5-0
Group B: Chinese Taipei beat Sri Lanka 4-1
Group C: Korea beat Maldives 5-0
Group A: Malaysia beat Hong Kong 3-2

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