Malaysian doubles pairs Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik and Pearly Tan-M. Thinaah checked into the India Open semi-finals after winning their respective matches in a comprehensive manner on Friday.
Chia-Soh, who had come under fire after losing out in the Malaysia Open second round, tamed fellow Malaysians Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi 21-17, 21-11, wrapping up victory in just over half an hour.
Chia-Soh could face Malaysia Open champions Fajar Alfian-Rian Ardianto in the last four, with the Indonesians favourite to beat Mark Lamsfuss-Marvin Seidil in the last eight.
Like Chia-Soh, Tan-Thinaah also needed a big showing at the second event of the year, and they were a class above Japan's Rin Iwanaga-Kie Nakanishi to win 21-13, 21-13.
The French Open champions play either Nami Matsuyama-Chiharu Shida or Benyapa-Nutakarn on Saturday.
Both are the only Malaysians left in the Super 750 event after Lee Zii Jia was among other second-round casualties.
Lee is understood to be skipping the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations to train in New Delhi before heading to Jakarta for the Indonesia Masters next week.
The world number two lost in the second round to Li Shi Feng on Thursday.