Vietnamese representatives suffered defeat at the semi-finals of the CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia International Challenge in Johor on Saturday.
No 5 seed, Nguyễn Tiến Minh, was defeated 21-14, 17-21, 17-21 by No. 6 seed, Iskandar Zulkarnain, of the hosts in the men’s singles category.
His teammate and wife, Vũ Thị Trang, saw an unexpected loss of 16-21, 19-21 to Ruselli Hartawan of Indonesia in the women’s singles. Trang was the No 1 seed, while Hartawan was unseeded.
Hartawan and Zulkarnain went on to take their titles after winning the final matches yesterday.
Hartawan beat Ying Chun Lin of Chinese Taipei 21-14, 21-13, while Zulkarnain won 21-11, 21-13 against teammate, Jun Hao Leong.
No 2 duo, Sze Fei Goh and Nur Izzuddin of Malaysia, secured the men’s doubles gold. Hiroki Okamura and Naru Shinoya took the mixed doubles title. Their teammates, Misato Aratama and Akane Watanabe, triumphed at the women’s doubles category.