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End of the road for Pearly-Thinaah in Indonesia

Pearly Tan (left) and M Thinaah lost after a gruelling one hour and 14 minutes. (AFP pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Women’s doubles pair Pearly Tan and M Thinaah’s journey at the Indonesian Master’s ended after losing in the semifinals to Indonesian pair Apriyani Rahayu-Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti in one hour and 14 minutes at the Istora Senayan Stadium in Jakarta.

The 10th-ranked pair lost 23-21, 14-21, 14-21.

Pearly and Thinaah started well to take the first game 23-21 but the Indonesians, seeded seventh, bounced back to win the second 21-14 and force a rubber.

Pushed by home ground support, Apriyani-Fadia then confirmed victory in the third game to proceed to the final.

The defeat for Pearly-Thinaah means there will be no national representation in the finals after No 1 men’s singles player Lee Zii Jia lost to Indonesia’s Anthony Ginting in the quarterfinals yesterday.