Bad day in the office for Malaysian shuttlers at Spain Masters

KUALA LUMPUR: It was another bad day at the office for Malaysian shuttlers at the Spain Masters in Madrid.

Last week's Swiss Open finalists Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai failed to ride on the momentum as they crashed out in the opening round after losing in straight games 21-19, 21-10 to Taiwan's Chang Ko Chi-Lee Chih Chen.

The Taiwanese duo will face England's Gregory Mairs-Jenny Moore next.

Prior to the competition, Shevon had told Timesport that it was exhausting playing in back-to-back tournaments and had hope to recover in time. However, that was not the case.

Another Malaysian mixed doubles duo, Chan Peng Soon-Cheah Yee See were also sent packing in the first round following a 21-19, 21-19 defeat to Indonesia's Praveen Jordan-Melati Daeva Oktavianti.

The Indonesians will play Canada's Ty Alexander Lindeman-Josephine Wu next.

The defeats of Soon Huat-Shevon and Peng Soon-Yee See meant that Malaysia's interest had ended altogether in the mixed doubles event.

On Tuesday, two Malaysian mixed doubles Soong Joo Ven and Leong Jun Hao failed to clear the qualifying rounds.

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