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It was the perfect Chinese New Year for men's doubles Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi, who reached the Thailand Masters final today. - NSTP/EIZAIRI SHAMSUDIN
It was the perfect Chinese New Year for men's doubles Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi, who reached the Thailand Masters final today. - NSTP/EIZAIRI SHAMSUDIN

KUALA LUMPUR: It was the perfect Chinese New Year for men's doubles Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi, who reached the Thailand Masters final today.

The independent pair were just too hot to handle as they chalked up a comfortable 21-17, 21-14 win over Taiwan's Lee Jhe Huei-Yang Po Hsuan in the semi-finals.

Yew Sin-Ee Yi will play China's Huang Kai Xiang-Liu Cheng tomorrow for the crown.

The China World No 24 defeated 2016 Rio Olympic Games silver medallists Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong 21-15, 21-11 in the other last-four match.

It will be Yew Sin-Ee Yi's first final appearance this season since they were dropped by the BA of Malaysia (BAM) in December.

The national body, however, have included them for the Asia Team Championships in Manila next month.

Given their current run in form, it seems to be the right decision.

Meanwhile, in the mixed doubles, Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai and Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing failed to reach their first finals this season.

World No 9 Soon Huat-Shevon lost 19-21, 21-19, 24-22 to England's Marcus Ellis-Lauren Smith, while World No 11 Kian Meng-Pei Jing went down 21-19, 21-23, 21-17 to Indonesia's Hafiz Faizal-Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja.

SEMI-FINAL RESULTS

Men's singles: Angus Ng Ka Long (Hkg) bt Shi Yu Qi (Chn) 21-18, 21-19, Kenta Nishimoto (Jpn) bt Kunlavut Vitidsarn (Tha) 21-18, 21-13;

Doubles: Huang Kai Xiang-Liu Cheng (Chn) bt Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong 21-15, 21-11, Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi bt Lee Jhe Huei-Yang Po Hsuan (Tai) 21-17, 21-14;

Women's singles: Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn) bt Carolina Marin (Spa) 14-21, 23-21, 21-18, An Se Young (Kor) bt Aya Ohori (Jpn) 21-17, 21-14;

Doubles: Chen Qing Chen-Jia Yi Fan (Chn) bt Kim So Yeong-Kong Hee Yong (Kor) 21-13, 19-21, 21-16, Baek Ha Na-Jung Kyung Eun (Kor) bt Chang Ye Na-Kim Hye Rin (Kor) 21-16, 21-19;

Mixed doubles: Marcus Ellis-Lauren Smith (Eng) bt Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai 19-21, 21-19, 24-22, Hafiz Faizal-Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja (Ina) bt Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing 21-19, 21-23, 21-17.

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