Chinese shuttlers secure 3 semifinal berths at Malaysia Masters

[China's Feng Yan Zhe, right, and Huang Dong Ping celebrate after winning their mixed doubles badminton semifinals match against Thailand's Supak Jomkoh and Supissara Paewsampran at the Malaysia Masters badminton tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, May 27, 2023. /PTI] Kuala Lumpur, May 27 : Chinese shuttlers won three quarterfinal matches on day 4 of the Malaysia Masters. In the men's singles, China's Weng Hongyang kept his winning streak, beating Angus Ng Ka Long 23-21, 14-21, 21-14 to enter the semifinals, reports Xinhua. In the women's singles, China's Han Yue outclassed Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan 22-20, 21-9, but her compatriots Wang Zhiyi and Zhang Yiman were eliminated. India's Gregoria Mariska Tunjung upset Wang 21-11, 21-14, and PV Sindhu, also from India, edged Zhang 21-16, 13-21, 22-20. In the mixed doubles, China's Feng Yanzhe and Huang Dongping overcame Japan's Yamashita Kyohei and Shinoya Naru 22-20, 11-21, 21-17. Yet, it wasn't a clean sweep for Chinese shuttlers, as Thailand's Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai overpowered Jiang Zhenbang and Wei Yaxin 21-8, 21-17. The Malaysia Masters runs from May 23 to 28 at the Axiata Arena. /IANS


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