Fri, 22 Sep 2023

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese shuttlers staged a powerful comeback on the 2nd day of the 2023 Malaysia Masters, scoring victories in several categories here on Wednesday.

Men's singles shuttler Weng Hongyang scored a hard fought 13-21, 23-21, 21-16 win against former world number 1 Kento Momota in a grueling match lasting one hour and 35 minutes.

Li Shifeng outplayed Lee Cheuk Yiu 21-18, 21-15.

Women's singles shuttler Han Yue demolished India's Ashmita Chaliha 21-17, 21-7 while Wang Zhiyi easily outclassed India's Malvika Bansod 21-11, 21-13, and Zhang Yiman beat Zhang Beiwen of the United States 21-15, 21-13 in a quick 30-minute match.

Women's doubles pair Li Wenmei/Liu Xuanxuan scored a decisive 21-18, 21-8 victory over Chang Ching Hui/Yang Ching Tun of Chinese Taipei.

Mixed doubles duo Jiang Zhenbang/Wei Yaxin beat out Lee Jhe Huei/Hsu Ya Ching of Chinese Taipei 21-14, 21-14, while their compatriots Feng Yanzhe/Huang Dongping outmatched Vinson Chiu/Jennie Gai of the United States 21-10, 14-21, 21-9.

The Malaysia Masters runs from May 23 to 28 at the Axiata Arena.

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