Jakarta: Malaysia’s World No. 23 Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi continued their strong run at the Indonesia Masters after a one-sided second round win over Jones Ralfy Jansen/Peter Kaesbauer of Germany 21-17, 21-12 on Thursday.
Ong/Teo are set to take on compatriots, World No. 9 Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik in the quarter-finals.
The eighth-seeded Chia/Soh put on a stunning performance in the second round when they beat Denmark’s World No. 19 Mathias Boe/Mads Conrad Peterson 21-15, 21-13.
Even though Chia/Soh lost to the hands of World No. 1 Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo of Indonesia in last week’s Malaysia Masters quarter-finals, but they were poised to go as far as possible at the Indonesia Masters.
“We are very pleased with our performance today, but will take it one game at a time,” said Aaron.
Also entering the quarter-finals were World No. 7 mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying who beat Taiwan’s Lee Jhe Huei/Hsu Ya Ching 21-15, 21-17 in the second round.
However, Chan/Goh will face a difficult task in the quarter-finals when they will play top seeds Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong of China.
Another mixed doubles pair from Malaysia, Tan Kiang Meng/Lai Pei Jing also advanced by overcoming Indonesian pair Alfian Eko Prasetya/Annisa Saufika 21-13, 21-11.
Tan/Lai will meet South Korean players Ko Sung Hyun/Eom Hye Won in the quarterfinals. Ko/Eom outlasted Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai 21-15, 21-14 in final 16.