Canada’s Jason Ho-Shue won both his matches yesterday at the XXI Commonwealth Games to enter the quarter-finals of the Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles in Gold Coast.
Ho-Shue outplayed Jamaica’s Dennis Coke 21-10 21-10 in his singles match and then returned for the Men’s Doubles with Nyl Yakura. The Canadian duo (featured image) overcame the challenge of Scotland’s Martin Campbell/Patrick Machugh 21-11 21-17.
It was a day of mixed luck for Canada. Ho-Shue’s compatriots Michelle Li, Brittney Tam and Rachel Honderich won their Women’s Singles matches; Tam got the better of Kate Foo Kune (Mauritius) 21-16 16-21 21-16, while Li powered her way past Jamaica’s Katherine Wynter 21-10 21-7. Honderich enjoyed a straight-games victory over Pakistan’s Mahoor Shahzad, 21-17 21-10.
However, Canada suffered losses in the paired events, with Honderich/Kristen Tsai; Brittney Tam/Ty Lindeman (Women’s Doubles) and Brian Yang/Ty Lindeman and Nyl Yakura/Kristen Tsai (Mixed Doubles) biting the dust.
England had a good day overall, with a few pairs making the quarter-finals. Jessica Pugh/Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith/Sarah Walker (Women’s Doubles); Marcus Ellis/Lauren Smith and Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock (Mixed Doubles) and Marcus Ellis/Chris Langridge (Men’s Doubles) all progressed in straight games.
Adcock and Ben Lane, however, fell 12-21 21-13 21-17 to Malaysia’s Chan Peng Soon/Goh Soon Huat in Men’s Doubles.
Malaysia also enjoyed a good day. The new Women’s Doubles pairing of Shevon Jemie Lai and Soniia Cheah made their way past Northern Ireland’s Sinead Chambers/Rachael Darragh 21-19 21-7, while experienced Mixed Doubles duo Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying stopped Scotland’s Alexander Dunn/Eleanor O’Donnell 21-9 21-16.
Men’s Doubles stalwarts Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong made short work of Ghana’s Sam Daniel/Emmanuel Donkor. Other Malaysians to join them in the quarter-finals included Soniia Cheah (Women’s Singles), Lee Chong Wei (Men’s Singles), Chow Mei Kuan/Vivan Hoo (Women’s Doubles), Chan Peng Soon/Goh Soon Huat (Men’s Doubles) and Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai (Mixed Doubles).