Malaysia – After sailing through Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands in Jakarta, men’s singles top player Lee Zii Jia advanced to the quarterfinals of the Indonesia Masters 2022 tournament.
Zii Jia, who is currently ranked fifth in the world, defeated the Dutch player who is rated 39th in only 37 minutes, winning in straight sets, 21-17, 21-14. Zii Jia is now ranked fifth in the world.
If Anthony Sinisuka Ginting prevails over Thailand’s Sitthikom Thammasin in another second round match of the tournament at Istora Senayan Stadium, the winner of the 2022 Thailand Open would likely face Anthony Sinisuka Ginting. This matchup is predicted to take place.
Pearly Tan and M. Thinaah of the national women’s doubles team rallied from a set down to defeat Baek Ha Na and Lee Yu Lim of South Korea 21-23, 21-1, and 21-15.
The two will be facing Thai pair Jongkolphan Kititharakul-Rawinda Prajongjai who defeated Indonesians, Anisanaya Kamila-Az Zahra Ditya Ramadhani, 21-6, 21-15.
In this manner, Chan Peng Soon and his mixed doubles partner Cheah Yee See, who were set to encounter fifth seeds Seo Seung Jae and Chae Yujung of South Korea, but who withdrew to give their opponents a walkover instead, won the silver medal in the mixed doubles competition at the Rio Olympics.
In the men’s doubles competition, the fourth seeds Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik won in straight sets, 27-25 and 21-14, over the local duo Leo Rolly Carnando and Daniel Marthin.
The win, which took 54 minutes, allowed the national pair to advance to the quarterfinals, where they will face the Chinese pair of Liang Wei Keng and Wang Chang.
Other tournament results:
Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzudin Rusmani bt Sabar Karyaman Gutama-Moh Rea Pahlevi (INA) 23-21, 17-21, 21-9
Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien lost to Apriyani Rahayu-Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti (INA) 17-21, 19-21
Tang Chun Man- TSE Ying Suet (HKG) bt Hoo Pang Ron-Toh Ee Wei 20-22, 21-5, 21-15