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Bun Kenny, Kan Sophon add to yearly silverware

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Kan Sophon hits a return to Orn Sambath during their Juniors U18 final of the 16th Tep Khunnah Memorial Cup at the National Training Centre on Saturday. Kan Sophon won 6-4, 7-6 to claim the title.

Bun Kenny’s total dominance in the domestic circuit remains unchallenged after the Kingdom’s No 1 player raced away to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Lajous Lionel in the men’s A singles final of the 16th Tep Khunnah Memorial Cup tennis tournament at the National Training Centre yesterday.

This is Bun Kenny’s third tournament victory of the year following his triumphs in the Cham Prasidh Cup and the Cambodian Open.

Without hitting a ball, Kenny had made it to the final after his semifinal rival Peter Lucas pulled out of his last four commitments.

On the other hand, Lajous Lionel had a shock in store for national team member and second seed Orn Sambath. Veteran Lajous turned the heat squarely on the youngster, eking out a tough 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 victory to earn a passage to the title round.

On Saturday, Kan Sophon continued his stranglehold on Orn Sambath in the Junior U18 category. Though the final showdown was evenly poised most of the way, Kan Sophon’s better handling of pressure points tilted the scales in his favour 6-4, 7-6.

Kan Sophon thus completed back-to-back tournament victories in this class following his Cambodian Open triumph.

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