Malaysia bagged three titles at the Polish Open as Ng Tze Yong, Man Wei Chong-Kai Wun Tee and Choong Hon Jian-Toh Ee Wei all triumphed in the men’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles respectively on Sunday.
The biggest win from the national contingent came from men's singles shuttler Ng, who did well to dispose Spain’s second seed Pablo Abian 21-19, 21-11 in just under an hour.
The 20-year-old was not fazed by the big occasion despite playing Abian, who was 15-year his senior and a serial winner at BWF International Challenge/Series tournaments.
RESULTS: Polish Open 2021— BAM (@BA_Malaysia) March 28, 2021
Final #MAS ?? Ng Tze Yong def. #ESP ?? Pablo Abian (2) 21-19 21-11
* Tze Yong rose to beat the experienced Spaniard in the final and seal the title. Congrats ?? #BadmintonMalaysia#BadmintonLovers pic.twitter.com/jAkWre4XKz
“Going into the match I didn’t feel any pressure because I only wanted to give my best against a more experienced opponent. I hope to be more consistent in the future,” he said after the win.
In the men’s doubles, Man-Kai were gritty in their 21-17, 20-22, 21-19 win over team-mates Yee Jun Chang-Chia Weijie which lasted 49 minutes.
Choong-Toh found it more straightforward in the mixed doubles as they packed away Nicolas A.Mueller-Ronja Stern 21-16, 21-12 in 28 minutes.
Overall, this European tour was a fruitful one for the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) who also saw Lee Zii Jia triumph at the All-England last week.
Before that, women’s doubles M.Thinaah-Pearly Tan emerged champions at the Swiss Open.
With most of the events either postponed or called off on the World Tour, the national shuttlers will next prepare for the India Open (May 11-16), Spain Masters (May 18-23) before the Malaysian Open rolls along (May 25-30).