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Vietnamese couple earn berths in Challenge’s semis

Update: November, 18/2017 - 07:00
Vũ Thị Trang comes from behind to win a berth in the semi-finals of Malaysia International Challenge. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Tiến Minh of Việt Nam stormed to win his quarter-final match at the CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia International Challenge in Johor yesterday.

The No 5 seed beat No 2 Lee Zii Jia of the hosts 21-15, 21-17 in 37 minutes.

He will play No 6 Iskandar Zulkarnain who came from behind to defeat No 16 June Wei Cheam in an all-Malaysia quarter-final.

On the women’s side, No 1 seed Vũ Thị Trang of Việt Nam fought back to beat Mattanna Hemrachtanun of Thailand 17-21, 21-14, 21-16 in the quarter-finals.

Trang, who is Minh’s wife, will next meet Ruselli Hartawan of Indonesia who won 21-18, 11-21, 21-17 over No 4 seed Yen Mei Ho of Malaysia in an earlier match. — VNS

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