Goh Jin Wei beat Ho Yen Mei to reach Thailand GPG semis

Goh Jin Wei needs to stay focused in the 2016 Thailand Open GPG. (photo: AP)

Bangkok: 16-year-old Goh Jin Wei of Malaysia wowed Thailand again with another sizzling performance when she dashed past compatriot Ho Yen Mei 21-17, 21-13 in the Thailand Open quarter-finals that was held at Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok on Friday.Goh Jin Wei needs to stay focused in the 2016 Thailand Open GPG. (photo: AP)

The World junior champion Goh Jin Wei will play Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand on Saturday before she can seal her berth in the Thailand Open final. The No. 3 seed Ongbamrungphan was made to work before beating Singapore’s Liang Xiaoyu 20-22, 21-13 and 21-12 in 63 minutes in the quarter-finals.

Malaysia’s mixed doubles pair of Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing also reached the Thailand semi-finals after coming through a draining quarter-final against Liao Min Chun/Chen Hsiao Huan of Taiwan, winning 21-15, 19-21, 21-11 in 52 minutes.

Tan/Lai will play No. 2 seeds Puavaranukroh Dechapol/Sapsiree Taerattanachai in the next round.

Independent men’s doubles pair of Malaysia, Lim Khim Wah/Ong Jian Guo fought hard to advance to the final four by shocking the No. 3 seeds Bodin Isara/Nipitphon Phuangphuapet of Thailand with 21-15, 17-21 and 21-14. No. 2 seeds Berry Angriawan/Rian Agung Saputro are awaiting Lim/Ong in the final four.

Malaysia’s challenge in the men’s singles has fizzled out after Daren Liew lost to Lee Cheuk Yiu of Hong Kong 12-21, 21-17, 15-21.


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