|Nguyen Hoang Nam.— File Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam will send a team of 13 athletes to the Maybank Malaysia International Challenge badminton tournament in Kuching City for five days from Tuesday.
According to the draw, the Vietnamese will meet difficulties in both qualification and main rounds.
In the men's singles, national No 2, Nguyen Hoang Nam, who is the only one receiving a bye to the main round, will play the tournament's No 6 seed, Wang Tzu Wei, fromTaipei in his first match.
Three other men have to start from the qualification, but all of them will play stronger rivals from Malaysia and Thailand.
On the women's side, Viet Nam's No 2, Le Thu Huyen, also starts at the main round where she meets Kisina S, a powerful athlete from Malaysia.
If she wins this match, No 2 seed, Hsu Ya Ching from Taipei will await her in the second round. – VNS