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Lee Sohee, Paik Hana reach Malaysia Masters quarterfinals…Kim So-young, Gong Hee-yong ‘shock exit’

Lee So-hee (Incheon International Airport) and Baek Hana (MG Saemaul Bank) have advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women’s Doubles at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Malaysia Masters.

The pair defeated Japan’s RIN Iwanaga and KIE Naganishi 2-0 (21-14 21-6) in the round of 16 of the BWF World Tour Super 500 Series Malaysia Masters Women’s Doubles on Friday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

In the quarterfinals, Lee and Paik will face Japan’s top-seeded women’s doubles team of Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida.

Jung Na-eun (Hwasun County Office) and Kim Hye-jung (Samsung Life Insurance) also reached the quarterfinals after defeating Japan’s Rui Hirokami and Yuna Kato 2-1 (21-15 9-21 21-7) in the round of 16.

Jung Nae-eun (left) and Kim Hye-jung

Jung Na-eun and Kim Hye-jung will face Indonesia’s Afriyani Rahayu and Citi Padia Silva Ramaranti in the quarterfinals.

Defending champions Kim So-young (Incheon토토사이트 International Airport) and Gong Hee-yong (Jeonbuk Bank) fell 1-2 (16-21 21-15 19-21) to Chinese Taipei’s Shu Ya-ching-Lin Wan-ching in the round of 16.

Shin Seung Chan (Incheon International Airport) and Lee Yoo Rim (Samsung Life Insurance) also failed to advance to the quarterfinals after falling 0-2 (16-21 9-21) to Japan’s Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota.

Kang Min-hyuk (Samsung Life) and Seo Seung-jae (Armed Forces Athletic Corps), who defeated the world No. 1 pair of Fazar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Adianto (both of Indonesia) in the first round of the men’s doubles, advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 (21-15 21-17) win over Akira Koga and Taichi Saito of Japan in the round of 16.

Choi Sol-gyu (Armed Forces Athletic Corps) and Kim Won-ho (Samsung Life) fell to Malaysia’s Aaron Chia and Soh Woo-yin 0-2 (19-21 14-21) in the round of 16.

Seo Seung-jae (left) and Chae Yoo-jung

In the mixed doubles round of 16, Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yoo-jung (Incheon International Airport) advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 (21-14 21-11) victory over Chinese Taipei’s Yang Po-hsuan and Hu Ling-fang. Seo and Chae will face Indonesia’s Rinoff Rivaldi and Pita Haningtias Mentari for a spot in the quarterfinals.

Kim Won-ho and Jung Na-eun fell to Japan’s Kyohei Yamashita and Naru Shinoya 1-2 (21-17 21-23 22-24) in the quarterfinals.

In the women’s singles, Kim Ga-eun (Samsung Life) and Shim Yoo-jin (Incheon International Airport) both fell in the round of 16.

Meanwhile, SPOTV, SPOTV ON and sports OTT service SPOTV NOW will provide satellite coverage of key matches at the Malaysia Masters. It will also be broadcast live on SPOTV ASIA. SPOTV Asia is broadcast in 13 countries across the Southeast Asian region and offers a wide range of content, including tennis Grand Slam events Wimbledon and the US Open, the men’s professional tennis ATP Tour, motorcycle racing event MotoGP, World Table Tennis (WTT) table tennis events and the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) Sport Climbing World Cup, the World Badminton Federation (BWF) badminton event.

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