Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi oust Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong to enter Malaysia National Championships final

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Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi are one win away from their first Malaysia national title. (photo: BWF)
Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi are one win away from their first Malaysia national title. (photo: BWF)

Kuala Lumpur: World No. 23 Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi continued to excel at the 2019 Malaysia National Championships on Friday. Facing the Rio Olympic men’s doubles silver medalists and World No. 13 – Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Ong/Teo pulled off a stunning upset to beat the No. 1 seeds 13-21, 27-25, 24-22 in a three-set thriller.

The No. 3 seeds Ong/Teo will face No. 2 seeds Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik in the final. Chia/Soh on the other hand, were barely troubled by Lee Jian Yi/Lim Zhen Ting, picking up their semi-final victory with 21-18, 21-16 in just 23 minutes.

In men’s singles competition, No. 3 seed Soong Joo Ven dashed Lim Chi Wing’s hope of winning the tournament for the third time by beating the No. 5 seed 23-21, 21-11 in the semi-final.

Soong will face the 2017 Asian Junior champion Leong Jun Hao in the final.

Coming back after nearly a four-month layoff, the 19-year-old Leong was made to work before eking out a 16-21, 21-13, 21-18 victory against Lim Chong King in 64 minutes.

Two of the top women’s singles players in Malaysia, World No. 27 Goh Jin Wei and World No. 34 Soniia Cheah will take on each other in the final on Saturday. It’s going to be a good chance for both players to set the record straight of who is the actual number one player in Malaysia.

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