Lee Hyun-Il vs Tan Chun Seang in Kuching final

Lee Hyun-il is probably trying to qualify for the Rio Olympics

Kuching: As expected, tournament favorite Lee Hyun-Il of South Korea cruised into the men’s singles final of Maybank Malaysia Kuching International Challenge at Stadium Perpaduan on Saturday.Lee Hyun-il is probably trying to qualify for the Rio Olympics

The top seed dashed Malaysia’s 2011 world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli hopes of progressing further in the competition by beating him 21-17, 21-7 in just 31 minutes.

Malaysia’s former international Tan Chun Seang came back from one set down to book his final ticket after breaking the resistance from Ronald Susilo of Singapore 14-21, 21-18, 21-19 in 52 minutes.

“I’m very tired because I’ve played five rubber games in a row. Lee Hyun-Il is in good form and I’m expecting a tough game in the final,” said Chun Seang.

In the men’s doubles, former BAM players Chow Pak Chuu-Mak Hee Chun powered past Japan’s Takuto Inoue-Yuki Kaneko 24-22, 21-17 to make their first final appearance as a pair on Sunday. The Malaysian duo that started playing together in March will play Taiwanese Lin Chia-yu-Wu Hsiao-lin on Sunday.

Here are other matches on Sunday:

Women’s doubles

Ayane Kurihara-Naru Shinoya    (Japan) vs Maretha Dea Giovani- Rosyita Eka Putri Sari (Indonesia)


Women’s singles

Gregoria Mariska (Indonesia) vs Chen Jiayuan (Singapore)


Mixed doubles

Hee Yong Kai Terry-Tan Wei Han (Singapore) vs Hafiz Faisal-Shella Devi Aulia (Indonesia)


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