Peng Soon makes double charge in NZ Open

Peng Soon makes double charge in NZ Open


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).