Aaron-Wooi Yik living dangerously

TOKYO: Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik have vowed to up their game following a jittery start to their World Championships campaign in Tokyo.

Yesterday, the Malaysian Olympic bronze medallist had to slog before securing a 22-20, 21-18 second round win over Taiwan's Lu Ching Yao-Yang Po Han.

Aaron-Wooi Yik, who have come under criticism for their unimpressive results this year, admitted that they have to buck up if they are to go far in Tokyo.

"We admit it was a poor start from us. We have yet to stabilise our game with the court conditions here."

Aaron-Wooi Yik will face their national teammates Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin Rumsani in the round of 16 today.

World No 12 Sze Fei-Izzuddin got a first round bye, and in the second round yesterday, they beat

Ireland's Joshua Magee-Paul Reynolds 21-13, 21-12.

BAM coaching director Rexy Mainaky said: "It's unfortunate that our top national pairs have to meet so early in the competition, but that's just the way it is.

"There are no favourites. I want to see our pairs play to their true ability. The best pair will go through," said Rexy.

Meanwhile it was the end of the road for last year's bronze medallists and world No 10 Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi. They suffered a shocking 22-20, 22-20 loss to Singapore's Terry Hee-Loh Kean Hean.

Rio Olympics silver medallists Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong, who reunited for the world meet, also crashed out after succumbing 21-18, 23-21 to Danish duo, Jeppe Bay-Lasse Molhede.

In the mixed doubles, Malaysia's Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai checked into the last 16 after seeing off England's Gregory Mairs-Jenny Moore 21-13, 21-18.

SELECTED RESULTS (Malaysians unless stated)

Second round

Men's singles: Loh Kean Yew (Sin) bt Kevin Cordon (Gua) 21-12, 11-21, 21-12; Angus Ng (Hkg) bt Vincent Wong (Hkg) 21-16, 21-9; Lee Zii Jia bt Bernardo Atilano (Por) 21-9, 21-13; Kunlavut Vitidsarn (Tha) bt Kodai Naraoka (Jpn) 21-18, 21-11.

Men's doubles: Fajar Alfian-Muhammad Rian Ardianto (Ina) bt Hiroki Okamura-Masayuki Onodera (Jpn) 21-13, 21-10; Terry Hee Yong Kai-Loh Kean Hean (Sin) bt Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi 22-20, 22-20; M.R.Arjun-Dhruv Kapila (Ind) bt Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (Den) 21-17, 21-16; Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Ina) bt Jaromir Janacek-Tomas Svejda (Cze) 21-14, 21-13; Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan (Ina) bt Lucas Corvee-Ronan Labar (Fra) 21-15, 21-16; Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin Rumsani bt Joshua Magee-Paul Reynolds (Ire) 21-13, 21-12; Jeppe Bay-LasseMolhede (Den) bt Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong 21-18, 23-21; Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik bt Lu ChingYao-Yang Po Han (Tai) 22-20, 21-18.

Women's singles: Pornpawee Chocuwong (Tha) bt Sim Yu Jin (Kor) 18-21, 21-16, 21-10; Chen Yu Fei (Chn) bt Soniia Cheah 21-17, 21-15; Ratchanok Intanon (Tha) bt Phittayaporn Chaiwan (Tha) 21-17, 21-17; Michelle Li (Can) bt Yip Pui Yin (Hkg) 21-19, 21-13.

Women's doubles: Chen Qing Chen-Jia Yi Fan (Chn) bt Ashwini Ponnappa-N.Sikki Reddy (Ind) 21-15, 21-10; Mayu Matsumoto-Wakana Nagahara (Jpn) bt Benyapa Aimsaard-Nuntakarn Aimsaard (Tha) 21-17, 21-18; Pearly Tan-M.Thinaah bt Treesa Jolly-Gayatri Gopichand Pullela (Ind) 21-8, 21-17; Lee So Hee-Shin Seung Chan (Kor) bt Pooja Dandu-Sanjana Santosh (Ind) 21-15, 21-7; Jonkolphan Kititharakul-Rawinda Prajongjai (Tha) bt Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti-Ribka Sugiarto (Ina) 21-15, 10-21, 21-15.

Mixed doubles: Yuta Watanabe-Arisa Higashino (Jpn) bt Alexander Dunn-Ciara Torrance (Sco) 21-12, 21-7; Thom Gicquel-Delphine Delrue (Fra) bt Yang Po Hsuan-Hu Ling Fang (Tai) 10-21, 25-23, 21-16; Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Tha) bt Choi Solgyu-Shin Seung Chan (Kor) 21-11, 21-18; Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai bt Gregory Mairs-Jenny Moore (Eng) 21-13, 21-18.

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