PETALING JAYA: Malaysia were comprehensively beaten 5-0 by favourites China in the Asian Junior Badminton Championships in Taiwan.
Playing in Group D, Malaysia sent in their second stringers and they all lost in straight games on Monday. Despite the defeat, Malaysia managed to clinch a place in the quarter-finals as runners-up of the group.
Today, Malaysia will take on hosts Taiwan. Taiwan caused a stir when they upset Thailand 4-1 to emerge as Group B champions.
Goh Yea Ching, who was rested against China, believes Malaysia have a fighting chance against Taiwan.