|Nguyễn Thuỳ Linh of Việt Nam enters semi-finals of the Beer Lao International Series yesterday. — Photo flypowervietnam.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Only Phạm Cao Cường and Nguyễn Thuỳ Linh of Việt Nam remained to compete at the Beer Lao International Series badminton tournament in Vientian.
Cường is the No 2 seed in the men’s singles. He defeated Faiz Rozain of Malaysia 21-10, 10-21, 21-19 in the quarter-finals after 51 minutes.
He will next play No Kantawat Leelavechabutr of Thailand. Leelavechabutr overcame Vietnam’s Nguyễn Hải Đăng 21-14, 18-21, 21-15 yesterday.
His teammate, No 3 seed Lê Đức Phát, was surprisingly defeated by No 8 seeded Mek Narongrit of Thailand.
On the women’s side, Linh, No 1 seeded, defeated Nuntakam Aimsaard from Thailand in the quarter-finals.
Linh will face Manassanan Lerthattasin, another Thai, in the final four rounds. —VNS