Malaysia's campaign at the Hylo Open came to an end in a sour second round after four representatives that included a fatigued Ng Tze Yong all suffered defeats at the Super 300 event on Thursday.
Ng, seeded fourth in this event, was playing in his fourth event in a month as he bids to strengthen his Olympic ranking to make the cut for the Paris 2024.
The gruelling calendar, combined with jetlag fatigue, took a toll on the Malaysian who crashed out tamely 10-21, 7-21 against Czech Republic’s Jan Louda.
The men's doubles also saw Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi packing their bags early after a 12-21, 19-21 defeat against Chinese pair Chen Bo Yang-Liu Yi.
More concerning is that this elimination could push them further away from the Olympic qualifying spots.
In order to make the Paris Olympics cut, Ong-Teo need to climb into top eight ranking from their current 11th position.
The Malaysians looked destined to win the second game, but a slip in concentration ended their campaign prematurely.
Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai and Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing - the two mixed doubles pairs who were dropped from the Road To Gold (RTG) programme on Tuesday - were also eliminated.
Goh-Lai, seeded fourth in the mixed doubles, went down tamely 13-21, 14-21 against Hong Kong pair Tang Chun Man-Tse Ying Suet.
Tan-Lai later fell 16-21, 21-19, 16-21 against Dutch duo Robin Tabeling-Selena Piek.
Both these Malaysian pairs were dropped from the RTG after suffering a spate of early exits since the Olympic qualification begin in May.