Soon Huat-Shevon eye revenge at the German Open

KUALA LUMPUR: Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai will have a swift chance to avenge their previous defeat against Indonesia's Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto-Lisa Ayu Kusumawati when the two pairs clash in the mixed doubles quarter-finals of the German Open on Friday.

Soon Huat-Shevon, the fourth seeds, took a step closer towards reclaiming the title they last won in 2018 after defeating Singapore's Commonwealth Games gold medallists Terry Hee-Jessica Tan 21-8, 15-21, 21-8.

Soon Huat-Shevon will be pumped up ahead of their next encounter with Rehan-Lisa after losing to the world No. 16 just a month ago during the second round of the Thailand Masters — their third defeat in five meetings.

Also through were Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing, continuing their fine run with a convincing 21-17, 21-19 win over Indonesia's eighth seeds Rinov Rivaldy-Pitha Haningtyas Mentari.

Kian Meng-Pei Jing will now seek to reach their first semi-final of the year, but awaiting them in the next hurdle are Hong Kong's Tang Chun Man-Tse Ying Suet.

It will be their first meeting in more than four years, with the Malaysians overcoming the Hong Kong pair during the last 16 of the Indonesia Open in 2019.

In the men's doubles, top seeds Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi had to dig deep before taming Denmark's Daniel Lundgaard-Mads Vestergaard 21-14, 19-21, 21-10 to set up the next clash with Taiwan's Lu Ching Yao-Yang Po Han.

On paper, Yew Sin-Ee Yi should enter the match as overwhelming favourites as they have won all their recent four encounters over the past 13 months.

It was the end of the road for Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien in the women's doubles.

They lost 21-16, 21-14 to Bulgarian Stoeva sisters Stefani and Gabriella in just 37 minutes.

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