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Goh Soon Huat (right) and Shevon Lai clears first round of Barcelona Spain Masters today. NSTP FILE PIC
Goh Soon Huat (right) and Shevon Lai clears first round of Barcelona Spain Masters today. NSTP FILE PIC

KUALA LUMPUR: National No 1 Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai lived up to their top billing by checking into the mixed doubles second round of the Barcelona Spain Masters today.

The World No 9 took only 24 minutes to see off the mixed combination of Israel’s Misha Zilberman and Belarus’ Katsiaryna Zablotskaya 21-11, 21-11 in the first round at the Vall d'Hebron Olympic Sports Centre in Barcelona.

Soon Huat-Shevon play India’s Pranaav Jerry Chopra-N.Sikki Reddy for a place in Friday’s quarter-finals.

“Expectations are for us to win the tournament. But, we do not want to psych ourselves out.

“We will focus on one match at a time,” said Shevon.

In the men’s doubles, Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik and Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin Rumsani both cleared the first round with ease on Tuesday.

Aaron-Wooi Yik thrashed Spain’s Oriol Altimira-Jofre Comella 21-8, 21-4 while Sze Fei-Izzuddin upstaged Denmark’s Mads Pieler Kolding-Carsten Mogensen 21-14, 21-19.

World No 8 Aaron-Wooi Yik play Germany’s Bjarne Geiss-Jan Colin Volker.

Sze Fei-Izzuddin take on Taiwan’s Liao Min Chun-Su Ching Heng Thursday.

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