Top seed Hsu marches on in Taipei

Top seed and home favourite Hsu Jen Hao continued to thrill the crowds as he sailed into the quarter-finals of the Chinese Taipei Masters.

Hsu had too much firepower for countryman Teng Shih Hua, completing a 11-9, 11-9, 11-6 victory in just 32 minutes.

The victory earns him a quarter-final appearance against unseeded Malaysian Chun Seang Tan, who came back from a game down to defeat Shih Kuei Chun 9-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-9.

Others to reach the last eight include fifth seed Lin Yu Hsien, also from Taipei, India’s Sourabh Varma and Malaysia’s Daren Liew

Third seed Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan was knocked out, however, going down 11-8, 11-13, 11-5, 8-11, 11-4 to another local player, Hsueh Hsuan Yi.

Jing Yi Tee

The women’s draw saw as many as four Japanese players advance to the quarter-finals, including third seed Ayumi Mine, who defeated Chien Hui Yu 11-3, 11-6, 11-8.

Second Jing Yi Tee also remains on course, the Malaysian shuttler advancing after beating Jia Nim Yeo 11-9, 15-14, 11-3.

Her next opponent is Thai fifth seed Pornpawee Chochuwong, who was a 11-7, 13-11, 11-6 winner over Cheung Ying Mei of China.