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Bad day for Singapore mixed doubles in Taipei

Oct 14th, 2016
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Singapore had two pairs in the mixed doubles quarter-finals in the USD55,000 Taiwan Masters Grand Prix but both failed to make the semi-finals on a bad day for the republic's shuttlers in Taipei on Friday.


It was especially painful for the number one seeds Terry Hee Yong Kai-Tan Wei who failed to live up to their billing against Indonesia's Riky Widianto-Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja and crashed out 3-1 under the Badminton World Federation's (BWF) new scoring sysetm - the -11 point best-of-five system.


The Indonesian pair won 11-5, 11-6, 3-11, 11-5 in 28 minutes. They will now play Hong Kong's Tang Chun Man-Tse Ying Suet in Saturday's semi-finals. The Hong Kong pair defeated Japan's Yoshinori Takeuchi-Ayako Sakuramoto 11-7, 11-7, 11-7 in 21 minutes.


The other semifinal will feature Japan's Ryota Taohata-Koharu Yonemoto against Taiwan's Lin Chia Yu-Wu Ti Jung.


The Japanese beat homesters Wang Chi-Lin-Cheng Chi Ya 11-7, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8 in 27 minutes while the Taiwanese added more pain misery to the Singapore camp with a 8-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9, 11-9 win over Danny Bawa Chrisnanta-Putri Sari Dewi Citra in a 37 minute encounter at the Hsing Chuang Gymnasium in Taipei.

QUARTER-FINAL RESULTS


Mixed doubles

Riky Widianto-Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja (Ina) beat Terry Hee Yong Kai-Tan Wei Han (Sin) 11-5, 11-6, 3-11, 11-5
Tang Chun Man-Tse Ying Suet (Hkg) beat Yoshinori Takeuchi-Ayako Sakuramoto (Jpn) 11-7, 11-7, 11-7
Lin Chia Yu-Wu Ti Jung (Tpe) beat Danny Bawa Chrisnanta-Putri SariDewi Citra (Sin) 8-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9, 11-9
Ryoya Taohata-Koharu Yonemoto (Jpen) beat Wang Chi Lin-Cheng Chi Ya (Tpe) 11-7, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8

 


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