China's Weng Hongyang competes in the men's singles quarterfinals at the Malaysia Masters in Kuala Lumpur, May 26, 2023. /CFP
It has been a mixed day for Chinese shuttlers as they won three quarterfinal matches at the Malaysia Masters in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, while several top players have dumped out of the event.
In the men's singles, China's Weng Hongyang kept his winning streak, beating Angus Ng Ka Long 23-21, 14-21, 21-14 of Hong Kong, China to enter the semifinals.
Weng remained to be the only hope in China's men's singles squad after he defeated former world No.1 Japanese Kento Momota and Indonesian Anthony Sinisuka Ginting earlier.
Weng, 23, will next take on Lin Chun-yi from Chinese Taipei on Saturday.
Ng Ka Long of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region competes in the men's singles quarterfinals at the Malaysia Masters in Kuala Lumpur, May 26, 2023. /CFP
In the women's singles, China's Han Yue outclassed Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan 22-20, 21-9, but her compatriots Wang Zhiyi and Zhang Yiman were eliminated.
India's Gregoria Mariska Tunjung upset Wang 21-11, 21-14, and Indian star Pusarla V. Sindhu edged Zhang 21-16, 13-21, 22-20.
India's Pusarla V. Sindhu competes in the women's singles quarterfinals at the Malaysia Masters in Kuala Lumpur, May 26, 2023. /CFP
In the mixed doubles, China's Feng Yanzhe and Huang Dongping overcame Japan's Yamashita Kyohei and Shinoya Naru 22-20, 11-21, 21-17, taking revenge on the Japanese duo whom they lost to in the semifinals of the Sudirman Cup a week ago.
Yet, it wasn't a clean sweep for Chinese shuttlers, as Thailand's Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai overpowered Jiang Zhenbang and Wei Yaxin 21-8, 21-17.
The Malaysia Masters will conclude on Sunday.
(With input from Xinhua)