Hsu gets to Taipei Masters third round

Hometown top seed Hsu Jen Hao reached the third round of badminton’s Chinese Taipei Masters on Wednesday.

Hsu needed 45 minutes to get past Hong Kong’s Lee Cheuk Yiu 9-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-8 and set-up a third round meeting with countryman Teng Shih Hua who won an all-Taipei clash with Kuo Ching-Hung 11-8,11-7, 2-11, 11-9.

In some other men’s second-round action, third seed Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan beat Chinese Taipei’s Yang Chih Chieh 11-8, 11-9, 11-5 and in an all-Chinese Taipei matchup fifth seed Lin Yu Hsien defeated Hsu Jui Ting 12-10, 11-9, 15-13.

Japan’s Kodai Naraoka defeated South African fourth seed Jacob Maliekal 7-11, 13-11, 11-5, 11-7 while India’s Sourabh Varma beat seventh seed Hashiru Shimono of Japan 11-6, 8-11, 12-10, 11-3.

Malaysia’s Chun Seang Tan caused an upset when he beat eighth seed Muhammad Bayu Pangisthu of Indonesia 11-5, 11-4, 11-9.

In women’s first round action, the unseeded Moe Araki of Japan won through when Chinese Taipei top seed Pai Yu Po retired injured when behind 4-2 in the opening game. Second seed Jing Yi Tee of Malaysia needed 59 minutes to battle past Lin Hsiang Ti of Chinese Taipei 9-11, 15-13, 11-7, 9-11, 11-5.

Japan’s third seed Ayumi Mine cruised past Australia’s Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen 11-2, 11-6, 11-5 while in an upset undeeded Saena Kawakami of Japan beat fourth seed Jin Wei Goh of Malaysia 11-7, 11-8, 11-4.

Thai fifth seed Pornpawee Chochuwong got past Japan’s Natsuki Nidaira 11-9, 14-12, 14-12 in 37 minutes.