KUALA LUMPUR: National top girls' singles shuttler Ong Xin Yee survived a scare before checking into the last 16 of the Asian Junior Championships on Thursday.
The 17-year-old dug deep before overcoming Vietnam's Tran Thi Anh 18-21, 21-10, 21-17 at the Among Rogo Sports Hall in Yogjakarta, Indonesia.
Xin Yee, the eighth seed, will have to step up her game when she faces Indonesian 16th seed Ruzana Ruzana for a place in the quarter-finals on Friday.
Ung Yi Xing and Siti Zulaikha Azmi made it three Malaysians in the last 16.
Yi Xing exacted sweet revenge on Thailand's Saranporn Sombutwatthananukool with a hard-earned 21-19, 19-21, 21-16 win.
Saranporn defeated the Malaysian 21-15, 21-9 when Thailand thrashed Malaysia 3-0 in the mixed team quarter-finals.
Yi Xing will take on top seed Tomoka Miyazaki on Friday.
Zulaikha, meanwhile, outplayed Indonesia's Azzahra Melani Arjisetya 21-13, 21-19 to set up a last-16 clash against second seed Sirada Roongpiboonsopit of Thailand.
The only third-round casualty was Carine Tee after she lost 21-8, 21-10 to India's Rakshitta Sree Ramraj.