Taiwan's Lee, Wang reach quarterfinals at badminton Indonesia Masters

01/17/2020 03:35 PM
Lee Yang (李洋, right) and Wang Chi-lin (王齊麟)
Lee Yang (李洋, right) and Wang Chi-lin (王齊麟)

Jakarta, Jan. 17 (CNA) Taiwan's Lee Yang (李洋) and Wang Chi-lin (王齊麟) put in a strong performance Thursday, advancing to the men's doubles quarterfinals after besting their Malaysian opponents 2-1 at badminton's Indonesia Masters.

The seventh-seeded Lee and Wang won the first game but were then pegged back to 1-1, before recovering to win the third game and defeating Goh V. Shem and Tan Wee Kiong 21-13, 16-21, 21-17 in a 50-minute match played at the Istora Senayan court.

The pair are the only Taiwanese players still in the Indonesian Masters this year, with veteran players Chou Tien-chen (周天成) and Wang Tzu-wei (王子維) losing in the first two rounds.

They face seasoned Indonesian players Mohammed Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan, seeded second at the tournament, later on Friday.

Speaking after their victory on Thursday, Wang said he and his partner believe their speed and aggressive play will give them an advantage in their next match.

The Indonesia Masters is the second biggest badminton tournament of the year and a Super 500 World Tour event with a total purse of US$400,000.

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(By Shih Hsiu-chuan and Ko Lin)


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