KUALA LUMPUR: Despite a string of poor performances, national women's doubles coach Wong Pei Tty believes they will bounce back and make inroads in upcoming tournaments.
National No 1 Chow Mei Kuan-Lee Meng Yean are the only pair who have shone so far this year with the semi-final appearance at the recent Thailand Masters being their best result.
Other Malaysian pairs failed to go beyond the second round in Thailand and also the Malaysia Masters, Indonesia Masters and the ongoing India Open.
She, however, is not pressing the panic button just yet.
Pei Tty hopes those selected will show some progress in next week’s Asia Team Championship in Alor Star.
"I know that the players have not been playing well. However, if we look back, they did not have it easy. Their opponents were really strong in all these tournaments,” said Pei Tty.
"Mei Kuan-Meng Yean have improved and it shows that we do not need to rely on senior pairs like Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei.
"I know they are motivated to make history in the Asian Team event.
“Of course, we want to qualify on merit for the Uber Cup in Alor Star , but it is still too early to say anything.”
Malaysia are in Group Y with Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines in the Asia Team competition.
"The players need to have the confidence that they can do it. They need to focus on every tie and do their best,” Pei Tty added.