KUALA LUMPUR,. Doubles shuttler Chan Peng Soon stole the show to reach two quarter-finals in the New Zealand Open badminton tournament.
Peng Soon and Chen Tang Jie pulled off a surprise in the men’s doubles when they upset sixth seeds Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pangkaryanira-Ade Yusuf Santoso of Indonesia 21-19, 22-20 in the second round in Auckland yesterday.
It was only their first tournament together as a pair.
They will face second seeds Berry Angriawan-Hardianto Hardianto of Indonesia for a place in the semis.
The challenges of other Malaysians ended following the defeats of Liew Daren (men’s singles) and Vivian Hoo-Goh Yea Ching (women’s doubles).