Mixed doubles Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying, who only reunited as a pair recently, proved they are still a force after moving into the quarterfinals of the Thailand Masters with minimum fuss today. NST FILE PIC

KUALA LUMPUR: Mixed doubles Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying, who only reunited as a pair recently, proved they are still a force after moving into the quarterfinals of the Thailand Masters with minimum fuss today.

The duo defeated Indonesian pair Yantoni Edy Saputra-Marsheilla Gischa Islami 21-14, 21-19 in the second round.

Liu Ying said their performance was an improvement over the first round.

"Hopefully, we will be able to maintain our momentum and make it to the semi-finals," said Liu Ying.

Tomorrow, they will play third seeds Swan Serasinghe-Setyana Mapasa of Australia who defeated Indonesians Ronald Ronald-Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso (Indonesia) 21-19, 21-18.

National players Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei also moved into the quarterfinals after they downed French pair Bastian Kersaudy-Lea Palermo 21-7, 21-11.

Tang Jie-Yen Wei, playing together for the first time, will now meet Akbar Bintang Cahyono-Winny Oktavina Kandow of Indonesia.

In women's doubles, third seeds Chow Mei Kuan-Lee Meng Yean had to dig deep before overcoming Yulfira Barkah-Nitya Krishinda Maheswari 21-18, 15-21, 21-7 to move into the final-eight.

In women's singles, Soniia Cheah defeated Thailand's Thamolwan Poopradubsil 21-14, 21-10 to book her spot in the quarterfinals. She will face Japan's Natsumi Shimoda for a spot in the semi-finals.

Translated from Harian Metro

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