KUALA LUMPUR: Men’s doubles pair Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik qualified for the quarterfinals of the Singapore Open after defeating Indonesian duo Muhammad Shohibul Fikri and Bagas Maulana 21-18, 21-17 today.
Third seeds Aaron-Wooi Yik took 38 minutes to win in straight games in the second round match held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Waiting for them in the last eight is another Indonesian pair, Leo Rolly Carnando and Daniel Marthin, who advanced after beating South Koreans Kim Gi Jung and Kim Sa Rang 21-14, 21-17.
But it was the end of the road for Man Wei Chong and Tee Kai Wun after they lost to Chinese representatives Liang Wei Keng and Wang Chang in a three-game clash.
The national pair lost the first game 18-21 before coming back to win the second game 21-18.
They were ultimately denied progress after losing 13-21 in the decider.
Men’s singles player Ng Tze Yong also failed to reach the quarterfinals after losing 18-21, 24-22, 13-21 to Thai Kunlavut Vitidsarn, the tournament’s seventh seed, in a 66-minute battle.