The unseeded pair battled for 48 minutes to overcome their opponents 21-11, 16-21, 22-20 in the first round at Gwangju Yeonju Stadium. — Reuters pic
KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 — Malaysian professional men’s doubles pair Tan Kian Meng-Tan Wee Kiong pulled of an upset when they defeated third seeded Pramudya Kusumawardana-Yeremia Erich Yoche Yacob Rambitan of Indonesia to advance to the second round of the Korea Masters tournament in Gwangju, South Korea today .
The unseeded pair battled for 48 minutes to overcome their opponents 21-11, 16-21, 22-20 in the first round at Gwangju Yeonju Stadium.
The Malaysians will face Choi Solgyu-Kim Wonho in the second round tomorrow after the homesters beat compatriots Yong Jin-Na Sung Seung 21-19, 21-11.
Meanwhile, national mixed doubles pair Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai also advanced to the second round after beating hosts’ pair Wang Chan-Jung Kyung Eun in straight sets of 21-12, 21-12.
Soon Huat-Shevon will take on Misha Zilberman-Svetlana Zilberman in the second round tomorrow after the Israeli pair received a walkover from their opponents from India, Sai Pratheek K-Reddy N Sikki.
However, professional singles player Cheam June Wei exited early when he lost to his South Korean opponent Jeon Hyeok Jin 11-21, 11-21.
Other results (Note: Malaysians unless otherwise stated)
Ou Xuan Yi-Huang Ya Qiong (CHN) bt Choong Hon Jian-Yap Cheng Wen 21-16, 21-5
Na Gwang Min -Noh Jin Seong (KOR) bt Azriyn Ayub-Lim Khim Wah 21-19, 21-18 — Bernama