Chinese Taipei’s top seeds came through their opening matches at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Lingshui China Masters today.
But Hsu Jen Hao, the men’s singles top seed, was made to work hard before overcoming Chico Aura Dwi Wardayo of Indonesia at the Agile Stadium.
After losing the first game 24-22, the Indonesian player levelled the match by winning the second 21-19, but lost the decider 21-14.
Wardayo’s compatriot Ihsan Maulana Mostofa, the third seed, had better fortunes as he progressed with a 21-19, 21-15 win over Israel’s Misha Zilberman in this BWF Super 100 World Tour event.
Hao’s compatriot and women’s top seed Chen Su Yu, the 20-year-old currently ranked 85th of the BWF World Tour, beat home player Zheng Shuya 21-19, 21-9.
Malaysia’s second seed Daren Liew, a Commonwealth Games team gold medallist at Glasgow 2014 won his opening match against China’s Yupeng Bai 21-15, 21-14.
Elsewhere, China’s 18-year-old seventh seed, Cai Yanyan, also moved through thanks her 21-17, 21-12 win over Chinese Taipei’s Chien Hui Yu