Newly crowned Asian Under-17 men’s singles champion Justin Hoh Shou Wei eased into the second round of the Bangladesh International Junior Series in Dhaka.
Justin, who bagged the Asian U17 title defeating Hong Kong’s Jason Gunawan on Sunday, took just 25 minutes to beat Bangladeshi Khandokar Abdus Soad 21-15, 21-11. Justin will play another Bangladesh player, Syed Saker Mohammad Sibgat Ullah in the second round.
The 15-year-old has been seeded only third in Dhaka behind top seed Meiraba Luwang of India and Nepal’s Prince Dehal. The Malaysian is drawn to meet the second seeded Prince in the semi-finals while Meiraba is expected to clash against another Malaysian Muhammad Fazriq Mohamad Razif, the fourth seed.
Fazriq, the youngest son of Malaysian badminton legend Datuk Razif Sidek, gunned down Mamun Hosain of Bangladesh 21-4, 21-10. Fazriq, the National Junior Grand Prix circuit champion, will play Akib Solaiman, also from the host country in the second round.
It was a fruitful day for Malaysia in the singles event with Ong Zhen Yi, Eogene Ewe Eon, Ong Ken Yong, and Jack Chong Ee, all moving past their opponents to book their places in the second round.
In the mixed doubles Beh Chun Meng-Cheng Su Hui, who were beaten in the final at the Asia Junior championships, are through to the quarter-finals.
The top seeds marched into the last eight together with three other Malaysian mixed double pairs after beating the home pair of Md Nazmul Islam Joy-Nasima Khatun 21-18, 21-7. The Malaysian pair have been drawn to meet second seeds Pannawat Theerapanitnun-Kanyanat Sudchoeichom of Thailand in the final.
Men’s singles: Adya Parashar (Ind) bt Sumana Antora Islam (Ban) 21-5 21-5; Likhita Srivastava (Ind) bt Jessica Gurung (Nep) 21-7 21-6; Ong Zhen Yi (Mas) bt Gourab Singha (Ban) 21-14 21-15; Eogene Ewe Eon (Mas) bt Habibur Rahman (Ban) 21-10 21-14; Arnick Plungvachira (Tha) bt Md Nazmul Islam Joy (Ban) 21-12 21-10; M Fazriq Mohamad Razif (Mas) bt Mamun Hossain (Mas) 21-4 21-10; Dev Raj Rana (Nep) bt Rahman Dhali (Ban) 21-13 21-15; Gnana Harsha Jetty (Ind) bt Shanto Chandra Shutradhar (Ban) 21-16 21-18; R.Vikash Prabhu (Ind) bt Shakwat Hossain (Ban) 21-10 21-10; Maruf Mia Badhon (Ban) bt Md Jayed Bin Joynal (Ban) 21-14 21-14; Syed Saker Mohammad Sibgat Ullah (Ban) bt Md Anwar (Ban) 21-16 21-12; Justin Hoh Shou Wei (Mas) bt Khandokar Abdus Soad (Ban) 21-15 21-11; Ken Yon Ong (Mas) bt Jahid Ahmed Bappi (Ban) 21-10 21-8; Md. Abdul Hamid Lukman (Ban) bt Sai Prudhvi Saranam (Ind) 19-21 24-22 21-17; Jack Chong (Mas) bt Mangal Singha (Ban) 21-17 21-19
Women’s doubles: Krittaporn Jiantanet-Kanyanat Sudchoeichom (Tha) bt Rahima Jarin Ahmed-Nasima Khatun (Ban) 21-5 21-2
Mixed doubles: Beh Chun Meng-Cheng Su Hui (Mas) bt Md Nazmul Islam Joy-Nasima Khatun (Ban) 21-8 21-7; Prince Dahal-Rasila Maharjan (Nep) bt Akib Solaiman-Urmi Bormon (Ban) 21-12 21-16; Goh Boon Zhe-Cheng Su Yin (Mas) bt Md Shakwat Hossain-Sumaya Akter Mim Tuli (Ban) 21-8 21-5; Syed Saker Mohammad Sibgat Ullah-Urmi Akter (Ban) bt Dev Raj Rana-Jessica Gurung (Nep) 21-9 21-17; Md. Abdul Hamid Lukman-Lika Podder (Ban) bt Mamun Hossain-Rahima Jarin Ahmed (Ban) 15-21 21-9 21-14; Chong Ee Jack-Wong Qiao Shi Odelia (Mas) bt Gourab Singha-Farbin Binte Emdad Hridita (Ban) 21-10 21-7; Ken Yon Ong-Zhing Yi Tan (Mas) bt Mangal Singha-Sathi Akter (Ban) 21-6 21-13; Pannawat Theerapanitnun-Kanyanat Sudchoeichom (Tha) bt Khandokar Abdus Soad-Sumana Antora Islam (Ban) 21-7 21-6