Lee Zii Jia got his Indonesia Masters campaign off to a convincing 21-16, 21-12 success over Kantaphon Wangcharoen, wrapping up victory in just 38 minutes in a mixed day for the Malaysian contingent.

Hopes were high on the fifth seed to bag a third consecutive title after his success at the Badminton Asia Championships and Thailand Open.

Wangcharoen matched Lee in the first game until the 16-point mark before the Malaysian pulled away for the lead.

The second game was a much more straightforward affair as Lee duly sealed the win to meet Mark Caljouw in the next round.

Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik joined Lee in the next round after they overcame Tan Wee Kiong-Tan Kian Meng 21-11, 21-19, to set up a second-round clash against Leo Rolly Carnando-Daniel Marthin.

In the mixed doubles, Hoo Pang Ron-Toh Ee Wei overcame Hong Kong’s Chang Tak Ching-Ng Wing Yung 21-19, 21-13 for a meeting against Tang Chun Man-Tse Ying Suet.

Apart from that, it was a day to forget for other Malaysian shuttlers who saw their challenges end in the first round.

It started with Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi, who fell to a tame 15-21, 19-21 loss to China’s Liu Yu Chen-Ou Xuan Yi.

The new pairing of Choong Hon Jian-Peck Yen Wei did well to push Danes Mathias Christiansen-Alexandra Boje to three games before losing 13-21, 21-11, 19-21.

Liew Daren also couldn’t maintain his good run from the Thailand Open as the veteran went down 16-21, 21-23 against Lu Guang Zu.

Soong Joo Ven had done well to navigate through two qualifiers to reach the main draw, but the independent shuttler found third seed Chou Tien-chen an opposition too tough to overcome as he went down 15-21, 20-22.

In the mixed doubles, Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai also saw their campaign come to an end with a 17-21, 16-21 loss to Thailand’s Supak Jomkoh Supissara Paewsampran.

Meanwhile, Chen Tang Jie-Valeree Siow did not get their partnership off to a good start after a 17-21, 17-21 loss to Rinov Rivaldy-Pitha Mentari.

It was also the end of the road for Korea Open champions Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing, who fell 21-8, 19-21, 17-21 to Japan’s Hiroki Midorikawa-Natsu Saito.