PETALING JAYA: Shuttler Goh Yea Ching was supposed to deliver two points – in the mixed doubles and girls’ doubles – against host Taiwan in the mixed team quarter-finals of the Asian Junior Championships.
But all she could do was win a point in the mixed doubles with Tan Jinn Hwa. It wasn’t enough to save Malaysia from losing 3-2 to Taiwan.
Malaysia began the day on a high, with Yea Ching-Jinn Hwa downing Lee Chia-hsin-Lee Chia-han 18-21, 21-19, 14-21.
Although Taiwan drew level when Lai Yu-hua beat Cheam June Wei 19-21, 22-20, 21-16 in the boys’ singles, Malaysia regained the lead through Goh Sze Fei-Chen Jia Huo, who fought brilliantly to beat Po Li-wei-Yang Ming-tse 21-17, 21-17 in the boys’ doubles.
KUALA LUMPUR: When top junior girls pair Goh Yea Ching and Peck Yen Wei are not on court, the former is the one who seems to make more noise.
The bubbly Yea Ching plans to make even more noise when she and Yen Wei represent Malaysia at the Asian Junior Championships from Feb 16-23 in Taiwan.
The duo are one of three pairs named for the tournament. The other two are Tew Jia Jia-Eng Pui Yee and Yap Zhen-Raja Nurnina Raja Azlan Shah.