Jing Yi-Joyce stum­ble at last hur­dle

New Straits Times - - Sport -

TEE Jing Yi’s hopes of win­ning her maiden ti­tle as a dou­bles player were dashed yes­ter­day when she and Joyce Choong lost in the fi­nal of the Viet­nam In­ter­na­tional Chal­lenge in Hanoi.

The Malaysian duo went down to Ja­pan’s Erina Honda-No­zomi Shimizu 21-14, 19-21, 21-14.

Jing Yi, who made the switch to be­come a dou­bles player ear­lier this year, said: “Our op­po­nents con­trolled the game bet­ter in front of the court.

“Our de­fence was not as good, and it def­i­nitely needs more im­prove­ment.

“Our ex­pec­ta­tion were too high when we made the fi­nal, we have to learn how to man­age the pres­sure and fo­cus point by point.”

Jing Yi, who is Joyce’s tem­po­rary part­ner, will next com­pete at the Malaysia Open in Kuch­ing on April 4-9.

On her tar­get at the Su­per Se­ries event, Jing Yi added: “We will be play­ing in the qual­i­fy­ing draw, so our tar­get is to make the main draw first.”

Nguyen Tien Minh (Vie) bt Khosit Phet­pradab (Tha) 21-14, 21-17; Satwik­sairaj Rankireddy-Chi­rag Shetty (Ind) bt Trawut Po­tieng-Nan­thakarn Yord­phaisong (Tha) 17-21, 21-9, 21-15;

Porn­pawee Chochu­wong (Tha) bt Vu Thi Trang (Vie) 21-16, 21-17; Erina Honda-No­zomi Shimizu (Jpn) bt Joyce Choong-Tee Jing Yi 21-14, 19-21, 21-14;

Shi Longfei-Tang Pingyang (Chn) bt Ir­fan Fad­hi­lah-Weni Ang­graini (Ina) 21-16, 19-21, 21-15. Fabian Peter

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