Cheam June Wei and the women’s doubles pair of Anna Cheong Ching Yik-Yap Cheng Wen have earned themselves spots in the quarter-finals of the Spain Masters badminton championships in Huelva.
June Wei booked his place in the quarter-finals of the men’s singles with a hard earned 14-21, 21-15, 21-16 win over Sweden’s Felix Burestedt, the eighth seed.
The upset win has earned June Wei a quarter-final berth against top seeded Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia. It will be the first meeting between the duo in four years. Shesar emerged an easy victor in the quarter-finals of the Indonesian International Challenge in 2017.
In the four years since their only previous meeting, Shesar has moved up the ranks and is currently ranked 19th in the world while June Wei is languishing at a lowly 75th spot.
Malaysia’s second representative in the men’s singles – Ng Tze Yong, found his rival Toma Junior Popov of France too hot to handle.
The second seeded Popov stormed to a 21-10, 21-12 win over the Malaysian.
The women’s doubles pair of Anna Cheong-Cheng Wen booked their places in the last eight, coming back from a game down to beat German’s Annabella Jaegar-Stine Kuspert 19-21, 21-6, 21-17.
They play top seeds Amalie Magelund-Freja Ravn for a place in the semi-finals. The Danish pair booked the quarter-final berth with a difficult 21-13, 19-21, 21-14 win over Clara Azurmendi-Beatriz Corrales of Spain.
MEN’S SINGLES: Cheam June Wei (Mas) bt Felix Burestedt (Swe) 14-21, 21-15, 21-16; Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo (Ina) bt Joran Kweekel (Ned) 20-22, 21-11, 21-13; Lianne Tan (Ger) bt Yaelie Hoayux (Fra) 21-7, 23-25, 21-13; Misha Zilberman (Isr) bt Lucas Claerbout (Fra) 16-21, 21-13, 21-18; Shesar Hiren Rhustavito (Ina) bt Max Weisskirchen (Ger) 21-15, 21-17; Toma Junior Popov (Fra) bt Ng Tze Yong (Mas) 21-10, 21-12
MEN’S DOUBLES: KIM Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (Den) bt Samy Corvee-Kenji Lovang (Fra) 21-10, 21-10; Pramudya Kusumawardana-Yeremia Erich Yoche Yacob Rambitan (Ina) bt Lucas Corvee-Ronan Labar (Fra) 21-15, 21-13; Sabar Karyaman Gutama-Moh Reza Pahlevi Isfahani (Ina) bt Ruben Jille-Ties Van Der Lecq (Ned) 22-20, 21-15; Leo Rolly Carnando-Daniel Mathin (Ina) bt Fabien Delrue-William Villeger (Fra) 21-18, 21-17; Adam Hall-Frederik Sogaard (Sco-Den) bt Callum Hemming-Steven Stallwood (Eng) 21-5, 13-21, 22-20; Muhammad Shohibul Fikri-Bagas Maulana (Ina) bt Matthew Clare-Ethan Van Leeuwen (Eng) 21-13, 21-16
WOMEN’S SINGLES: Line Christophersen (Den) bt Clara Azurmendi (Esp) 21-17, 21-10; Beatriz Corrales (Esp) bt Julie Dawall Jakobsen (Den) 18-21, 21-19, 21-13; Putri Kusuma Wardani (Ina) bt Ruselli Hartawan (Ina) 21-14, 16-21, 21-15; Nerea Ivorra (Esp) bt Cristina Teruel (Esp) 21-12, 21-13; Irina Amalie Andersen (Den) bt Kate Frost (Irl) 21-13, 21-16
WOMEN’S DOUBLES: Jessica Hopton-Jessica Pugh (Eng) bt Kati-Kreet Marran-Helina Ruutel (Est) 21-9, 12-21, 21-12; Julie Macpherson-Ciara Torrance (Sco) bt Laeticia Jaffrennou-Tea Margueritte (Fra) 21-12, 21-15; Alyssa Tirtosentono-Imke Van Der Aar (Ned) bt Debora Jille-Lea Palermo (Ned-Fra) 21-19, 14-21, 21-16; Anna Cheong Ching Yik-Yap Cheng Wen (Mas) bt Annabella Jaegar-Stine Kuspert (Ger) 19-21, 21-6, 21-17; Julie Finne-Epsen-Mai Surrow (Den) bt Grace King-Lizzie Tolman (Eng) 21-13, 21-8; Amalie Magelund-Freja Ravn (Den) bt Clara Azurmendi-Beatriz Corrales (Esp) 21-13, 19-21, 21-14