KUALA LUMPUR: Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie had failed to deliver when it mattered most as they crashed out in the final of the Thailand Open on Sunday.
The Malaysian mixed doubles, played exceptionally well last week, but it would seem that they had ran out of steam as they went down 21-13, 16-21, 21-12 to China’s He Jiting-Du Yue today.
The defeat is Soon Huat-Shevon’s second this year in a GP Gold final, after losing to teammates Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing at the Malaysia Masters in January.
Jiting-Du Yue pocketed US$9,480 (RM40,574) in prize money while Soon Huat-Shevon settled for US$4,560 (RM19,516).
The Soon Huat-Shevon pairing began last November but the duo has already won the Malaysia International Challenge and the Scottish Open last season.
The duo will next travel to Jakarta for the Indonesia Open Super Series that starts on Tuesday.
Men's singles: B. Sai Praneeth (Ind) bt Jonatan Christie (Ina) 17-21, 21-18, 21-19; Doubles: Berry Angriawan-Hardianto Hardianto (Ina) bt Raphael Beck-Peter Kaesbauer (Ger) 21-16, 21-16; Women's singles: Ratchanok Intanon (Tha) bt Busanan Ongbumrungphan (Tha) 21-18, 12-21, 21-16; Doubles: Greysia Polii-Apriyani Rahayu (Ina) bt Chayanit Chaladchalam-Phataimas Muenwong (Tha) 21-12, 21-12; Mixed doubles: Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie vs He Jiting-Du Yue (Chn) 21-13, 16-21, 21-12