KUALA LUMPUR: National mixed doubles pair Hoo Pang Ron-Cheah Yee See today bagged their maiden international title at the Hyderabad Open in India.
The world number 57 pair defeated Adnan Maulana-Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso of Indonesia 16-21, 21-16, 21-11 in the final at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium.
They had defeated Thailand’s Ratchapol Makkasasithorn-Benyapa Aimsaard 21-19, 21-17 in the semi-finals of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Tour Super 100 tournament yesterday.
Meanwhile, Malaysian shuttlers S Kisona and Lim Chong King emerged victorious at the 2019 Hellas Open at Sidirokastro, Greece today.
The 20-year-old Kisona from Negeri Sembilan won the women’s singles title after defeating third seed Thet Htar Thuzar of Myanmar 21-14, 21-9 in almost 30 minutes at the BWF Grade 3 tournament.
In an all-Malaysia men’s singles final, qualifier Lim edged compatriot Aidil Sholeh Ali Sadikin 8-21, 21-13, 21-15 in a match that lasted almost an hour.
The 19-year-old Lim created a big upset in the last four when he defeated top seed Gergely Krausz of Hungary 20-22, 21-12, 21-11 while Aidil Sholeh edged Frenchman Arnaud Merkle 21-15, 14-21, 21-8 in the other semi-final.