Top seed Jen Hao to face Chun Seang in quarter-finals in Taiwan Open
Local favourite and top seed Hsu Jen Hao gave Taiwan supporters plenty to cheer when he earned a quarter-final clash against Malaysia's former international Tan Chun Seang in the Taipei Masters Grand Prix at the Hsing Chuang Gymnasium in Taipei on Thursday.
The 25-year-old Jen Hao carved out a straight set 11-9, 11-9, 11-6 win in 32 minutes over compatriot Teng Shih Hua under the Badminton World Federation's (BWF) new scoring system - the 11-point best-of-five system.
Chun Seang knocked out another homester in the second round - defeating Shih Kuei Chun with a come-from-behind 9-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-9 win in 34 minutes.
Japan's third seed Kanta Tsuneyama was a second round casualty against Taiwan's Hsueh Hsuan Yi. The Taiwanese beat Tsuneyama 11-8, 11-13, 11-5, 8-11, 11-4 in a match which lasted 49 minutes.
It will be an all-Taiwan quarter-final clash between Hsuan Yi against Lin Yu Hsien. The fifth seeded Yu Hsien beat Thailand's Suppanya Avihingsanon 9-11, 11-8, 15-13, 11-2 in the second round.
Malaysian professional Daren Liew also reached the quarter-finals with a 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7 win over Thailand's Adulrach Namkul. India's Sourabh Varma outplayed Japan's Ryotaro Maruo 11-6, 11-8, 11-6 to move into the quarters against Japan's Kento Horiuchi who won 12-10, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6 against teammate Kodai Naraoka.
In the women's singles Tee Jing Yi of Malaysia, the No 2 seed, was a straight 11-9, 15-14, 11-3 winner over Singapore's Yeo Jia Min. For a place in the semi-finals the Malaysian No 1 will face Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong.
The Thai lass reached the quarter-finals with a 11-7, 13-11, 11-6 win over Hong Kong's Cheung Ying Mei. Other second round winners were third seed Ayumi Mine of Japan who beat Taiwan's Yu Chieh Hun 11-3, 11-6, 11-8 and Indonesia's No 6 seed Hana Ramadhini who outplayed compatriot Ruselli Hartwan 11-9, 11-4, 11-8.
However, the match of the day was in the mixed doubles between two Taiwan pairs. The 42 minute match saw unseeded Wang Chi-lin-Cheng Chi Y who came back from the brink of defeat to stun No 2 seeds Liao Min Chun-Chen Hsiao Huan 10-12, 6-11, 15-14, 11-8, 11-7.
The winners will now meet Japan's Ryota Taohata-Koharu Yonemoto for a place in the semi-finals. The Japanese beat Hong Kong's Mak Hee Chun-Yeung Nga Ting 9-11, 11-5, 12-1, 11-3.
SECOND ROUND RESULTS (SELECTED)
Hsu Jen Hao (Tpe) beat Teng Shih Hua (Tpe) 11-9, 11-9, 22-6
Tan Chun Seang (Mas) beat Shih Kuei Chun (Tpe) 9-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-9
Daren Liew (Mas) beat Adulrach Namkul (Tha) 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7
Lin Yu Hsien (Tpe) beat Suppanya Avihingsanon (Tha) 9-11, 11-8, 15-13, 11-2
Sourabh Varma (INd) beat Ryotao Maruo (Jpn) 11-6, 11-8, 11-6
Kento Horiuchi (Jpn) beat Kodai Naroaka (Jpn) 12-10, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6
Hsueh Hsuan Yi (Tpe) beat Kanta Tsuneyama (Jpn) 11-8, 11-13, 11-5, 8-11, 11-4
Tee Jing Yi (Mas) beat Yeo Jia Min (Sin) beat 11-9, 15-14, 11-3
Pornpawee Chochuwong (Tha) beat Cheung Ying Mei (Hkg) 11-7, 13-11, 11-6
Ayumi Mine (Jpn) beat Yu Chien Hui (Tpe) 11-3, 11-6, 11-8
Chia Hsin Lee (Tpe) beat Ho Yen Mei (Mas) 11-7, 8-11, 11-6, 11-8
Hana Ramadhini (Ina) beat Ruselli Hartawan (Ina) 11-9, 11-4, 11-8
Terry Hee Yong Kai-Tan Wei Han (Sin) beat Hung Ying Yuan-Hsieh Pei Shan (Tpe) 11-6, 11-5, 4-11, 11-7
Yoshinori Takeuchi-Ayako Sukuramoto (Jpn) beat Chang Ko-chi-Chang Hsin Tien (Tpe) 11-2, 13-11, 11-5
Lin Chia Yu-Wu Ti Jung (Tpe) beat Tseng Min Hao-Lin Jhih Yun (Tpe) 11-3, 11-6, 11-3
Wang Chi Lin-Cheng Chi Ya (Tpe) beat Liao Min Chun-Chen Hsiao Huan (Tpe) 10-12, 6-11, 15-14, 11-8, 11-7
Ryota Taohata-Koharu Yonemoto (Jpn) beat Mak Hee Chun-Yeung Nga Ting (Hkg) 9-11, 11-5, 12-10, 11-3
Riky Widianto-Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja (Ina) beat Ho Wai Lun-Yuen Sin Ying (Hkg) 7-11, 11-7. 11-7, 11-4