14 Jun 2019

Malaysia, the fifth seeds, represented by Wong Qi Shen and Amos Ling Yi Heng, emerged the surprise outfit on Sunday 28th April at the 2019 Australian Junior and Cadet Open in Darwin.

Second place in their initial stage junior boys’ team group, they ended the day by reserving a place in the final.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

In the group phase Wong Qi Shen and Amos Ling Yi Heng experienced a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Chinese Taipei’s Li Hsin-Yu and Tai Ming-Wei, the top seeds; the duo remaining unbeaten to reserve first position.

Second place the outcome, in the semi-final round they recorded a 3-1 win against the no.2 seeds, the Hong Kong combination formed by Choy Chun Kit and Pau Yik Man. Star of the show was Wong Qi Shen; he accounted for both Pau Yik Man (12-14, 11-4, 11-6, 11-4) and Choy Chun Kit (11-4, 11-5, 11-8), whilst teaming with Amos Ling Yi Heng to secure the doubles (11-6, 14-12, 12-10).

A place in the final for Wong Qi Shen and Amos Ling Yi Heng where, as in the group phase they will meet Li Hsin-Yu and Tai Ming-Wei. They duly booked their place in the final courtesy of success in opposition to the combination formed by New Zealand’s Nathan Xu and Malaysia’s Chun Haw Wong.

Defeat in the penultimate round for the second seeds, it was the same in the cadet boys’ team event. Hong Kong’s Man Kai Shan and Yu Nok experienced a 3-2 reverse when opposing Macao’s He Chan Fai and Mak Tin Ian

In the final, He Chan Fai and Mak Tin Ian once again meet the Hong Kong combination of Baldwin Chan Ho Wah and Yiu Kwan To, the pair against whom they suffered a 3-0 group stage defeat. Imposingly in the counterpart semi-final, Baldwin Chan Ho Wah and Yiu Kwan To recorded a 3-0 win in opposition to Malaysia’s Tan Yi Heng and Lennard Teh Wei San.

Both the junior boys’ team and cadet boys’ team events conclude on Monday 29th April.

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