Leong Jun Hao, a national male singles shuttler, overcame his two qualifying obstacles to enter the Thailand Open 2023 competition main at the Huamak Indoor Stadium, here, today.
In the first qualifying round, Jun Hao defeated Meiara Luwang Maisnam of India 16-21, 21-5, 21-16 before defeating fellow countryman Sholeh Aidil 21-15, 21-19.
“Because I was more accustomed to the court conditions, I felt more at ease and in control during the second match. In the first round of the actual event tomorrow against Thailand’s Sitthikom Thammasin, Jun Hao said to Bernama, “I will rest and get ready for the next round.
Lee Shun Yang and Yeoh Seng Zoe, the other two national men’s singles shuttlers, were unable to compete in the competition.
National teams Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah and Boon Xin Yuan-Wong Tien Ci lost in the qualifying stages of the men’s doubles competition and were unable to advance.
Sabar Karyaman Gutama and Moh Reza Pahlevi Isfahani of Indonesia defeated V Shem-Khim Wah in a bout by scores of 23-25, 21-16, and 16-21, while Xin Yuan-Tien Ci fell to Natthapat Trinkajee and Thanawin Madee of Thailand in a score of 21-18, 15-21, and 12-21.
Hoo Pang Ron and Teoh Mei Xing, the national mixed doubles team, were defeated by Indonesia’s Adnan Mualana and Nita Violina Marwah in the qualifying round, losing 14-21, 16-21. The Bernama