CHONG Wei Feng toppled Thailand No 1 Boonsak Ponsana but Liew Daren and Hafiz Hashim were sent packing in the first round of the China Masters in Changzhou yesterday.
The unseeded Wei Feng defeated Boonsak 11-21, 21-16, 21-12 in 60 minutes to set up a second round clash with China youngster Wang Zhenming today.
However, Daren was undone by his inconsistency again as he suffered a 19-21, 21-17, 21-12 defeat to Sameer Verma of India in 63 minutes, thus missing a golden opportunity to make an impact in a super series event missing several big names.
It was also clear that the end is near for Hafiz and his 21-18, 19-21, 21-13 defeat to Guru Saidutt of India was just another reminder for the former All England champion.
In the men's doubles, three pairs received a bye into the second round while Chan Peng Soon-Ong Jian Guo fell in their opening match.
Fifth seeds Tan Wee Kiong-Hoon Thien How will play Patiphat Chalardchalaem-Nipitphon Puangpuapech of Thailand while Zakry Latif-Fairuzizuan Tazari will meet Denmark's Rasmus Bonde-Mads Condrad Petersen in the second round today.
Gan Teik Chai-Ong Soon Hock will play China's back-up pair Li Gen-Liu Cheng today.
Peng Soon-Jian Guo were beaten 21-18, 21-18 by Thailand's Songphon Anugritayawon-Sudket Prapakamol in the first round.