V Shem-Wee Kiong advance to All England quarterfinals

Goh V Shem (left) and Tan Wee Kiong has advanced to the quarterfinals of the All-England Championships.(Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Former national doubles pair, Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong continued their fine performance by advancing to the quarterfinals of the 2019 All-England Championships at Birmingham Arena in England today.

V Shem-Wee Kiong, who turned up after having left the national set-up early this year, sprang a surprise by defeating fourth seeded pair, Hiroyuki Endo-Yuta Watanabe of Japan in the second round match, in straight sets 21-18, 21-19 in 40 minutes, according to the tournament website.

They will meet Indonesian pair, Fajar Alfian-Muhammad Rian Ardianto who defeated Ou Xuanyi-Ren Xiangyu of China; 13-21, 21-19, 23-21.

However, professional mixed doubles pair, Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying lost in the second-round match to Tontowi Ahmad and Winny Oktavina Kandow of Indonesia; 15-21, 21-16, 21-23.