Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying savor sweet revenge over Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying get revenge on Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto.

Ho Chi Minh City: Revenge proved sweet for Malaysia’s Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying and now they have No. 6 seeds Andrei Adistia/Vita Marissa in their sights at the Vietnam Open.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying get revenge on Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto.

The Indonesian duo of Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto was stretched to three sets before emerging victorious against Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying in the nail-biting mixed doubles final at SEA Games in June 2015. However, the Malaysians turned the tables in the mixed doubles second round at Vietnam Open on Thursday, forging to a 21-16, 21-12 victory in just 34 minutes with a majestic exhibition. The win earned Chan/Goh a quarter-final clash with No. 6 seeds Andrei Adistia/Vita Marissa, who earlier dispatched Wang Sijie/Ou Dongni of China in three-set.

In men’s singles, Chong Wei Feng overcame a one set deficit in a hard fought match to beat local favorite Nguyen Tien Minh 21-15, 9-21, 21-14. Chong will take on Japanese Kenta Nishimoto on Friday.

Tommy Sugiarto lived up to his No. 1 seed billing on Thursday, taking out fellow Indonesian Wisnu Yuli Prasetyo 21-9, 21-16 to book his passage to the men’s singles quarter-finals. Sugiarto will take on his Indonesian senior Alamsyah Yunus for a semi-final berth.

Meanwhile, No. 3 seeds Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho suffered a second-round upset loss by the hands of unseeded Chen Hsiao Huan/Huang Mei Ching of Taiwan, losing 15- 21, 13-21.

Malaysia’s diamond pair, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong was shining bright like a in the men’s doubles second round on Thursday. Koo/Tan battled back to take a marathon first set 25-23 from Taiwanese Lin Chia Yu/Wu Hsiao-Lin. The Malaysians performed admirably in the second set before eventually fighting off a resilient display from Lin/Wu to seal the second set 21-16. Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong are braced for tougher tests in the quarter-finals, where they will play Indonesians Gideon Markus Fernaldi/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo who were the runners-up at Chinese Taipei Open in July.

Mindful that Gideon Markus Fernaldi/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo had defeated reigning world champions Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan in two sets en route to the Chinese Taipei Open final.


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