THE fine run of Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong in the men's doubles of the Indonesia Open premier super series was stopped by South Korea's World No 2 Jung Jae Sung-Lee Yong Dae in the quarter-finals in Jakarta yesterday.
The Malaysian pair found the going tough against the All England champions, suffering a 21-17, 21-14 defeat in 41 minutes.
The Koreans will play home favourites Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia, who defeated compatriots Rendra Wijaya-Rian Sukmawan 21-18, 21-9, today.
Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong were playing Thailand's Patipat Chalardchalaem-Nipitphon Puangpuapech in a late quarter-final clash last night.
In the men's singles, Simon Santoso of Indonesia was the only seeded player left in the event after defeating compatriot Dioninisius Hayom Rumbaka 21-17, 21-7.
The seventh seed will play P. Kashyap of India in the last four today.
- SELANGOR'S Soong Joo Ven is not only looking forward to replacing Zulfadli Zulkifli as the boys' Under-18 champion in the 100Plus National Badminton Grand Finals, he is also aiming to follow in the footsteps of the latter by winning the Asian Junior title in Gimcheon, South Korea on June 30-July 7.
Joo Ven booked his place in the quarter-finals after defeating Johor's Mohd Ziyad Tahad 21-18, 21-16 and will play Lim Chi Wing at Juara Stadium today.
His rival, Soo Teck Zhi, outgunned Selangor's Lim Zheng Ting 21-16, 21-12 to top Group B and will play Muhd Adib Haiqal Nurizwan for a place in the semi-finals.
Teck Zhi will not get the chance to play in the Asian Juniors but will vie for the title in the Asean Schools Championships in Surabaya on June 29-July 5.