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Delton Kim in sight of first junior ranking point

After his impressive debut for Cambodia in the recent SEA Games in Singapore, French-born teenager Delton Sophana Kim has got off to a good start on the ITF Junior Circuit by entering the second round of the Grade 4 event in Thailand.

The soon-to-be-16 Kim will today face India’s Somani Parikshit, who as No14 seed in the 64-player draw received a bye in the first round.

Victory for Delton will give him his first World Junior ranking point.

The Cambodian right-hander, who was recruited to the national team just before the country’s successful defence of the Davis Cup Group III status in Malaysia earlier this year, got past Thailand’s Nithithananont Natthayut 6-3, 0-6, 6-0 in the first round yesterday.

Earlier in the qualifying stage to which he got a wild card entry, Delton jumped over two tough fences before landing safely in the main draw.

Meanwhile, Delton’s travel-mate Chheang Vannasak made a first round exit after going down 2-6, 6-1, 4-6 to Mirault Kann of Thailand.



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