Malaysia’s 2020 Uber Cup Campaign Ends in Defeat to Canada 1-4

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Hope Kisona Selvaduray could get back to her form in upcoming tournaments. (photo: Shi Tang/Getty Images)
Hope Kisona Selvaduray could get back to her form in upcoming tournaments. (photo: Shi Tang/Getty Images)

Aarhus: The young Malaysian Uber cup team who arrived in Aarhus hoping to advance to the quarter-finals, ended up losing all their tie and was ranked last place in Group D.

In their last tie against Canada, Malaysia’s World No. 53 Kisona Selvaduray continued to struggle, losing to World No. 183 Talia Ng 9-21, 14-21.

Kisona was leading 6-5 in the first set before letting her Canadian opponent reeling off 8 consecutive points to lead at 13-6. The Malaysian eventually lost the first game 9-21.

In a similar fashion, after leading 11-10 in the second game, Kisona allowed Ng to score 6 consecutive points to trail at 11-16 and lost the second set 14-21.

Teoh Mei Xing/Yap Ling gave Malaysia a glimpse of hope when they stole the first set from World No. 20 Rachel Honderich/Kristen Tsai 21-13. Nevertheless, Honderich/Tsai raised their level of play to take the second and the third set 21-10, 21-14 to give Canada a 2-0 lead.

Rachel Chan secured the win for Canada by beating Eoon Qi Xuan 21-12, 21-13 in the second women’s singles match.

Malaysia avoided a clean sweep by Canada when Go Pei Kee/Thinaah Muralitharan picked up the only point for their country by overcoming Catherine Choi/Crystal Lai 21-12, 21-13.

Karupathevan Letshanaa then finished the proceeding with a 21-17, 16-21, 12-21 loss to Wen Yu Zhang of Canada in the third women’s singles match.

Below are the day two results of the 2020 Thomas and Uber Cup finals:

2020 Thomas Cup Results (October 11, 2021):
Thomas Cup – Group A, Indonesia vs. Thailand 3-2
Thomas Cup – Group A, Chinese Taipei vs. Algeria 5-0
Thomas Cup – Group B, Korea vs. France 4-1
Thomas Cup – Group B, Denmark vs. Germany 3-2

2020 Uber Cup Results (October 11, 2021):
Uber Cup – Group A, Indonesia vs. France 4-1
Uber Cup – Group C, Chinese Taipei vs. Tahiti 5-0
Uber Cup – Group C, Korea vs. Egypt 5-0
Uber Cup – Group A, Japan vs. Germany 5-0
Uber Cup – Group D, Malaysia vs. Canada 1-4

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