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Bun Kenny (left) with his partner Soursdey Nau
Bun Kenny (left) with his partner Soursdey Nau pose for photos after their tournament victory. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Kenny, Nau combine to win pro-am tennis tournament

Cambodia's Davis Cup pivot Bun Kenny inspired his teammate from Cambrew, Soursdey Nau to win the doubles title in the first ever pro-am tennis tournament at the National Training Center yesterday.

The Kenny-Nau combine edged out Doeum Samsocheaphearun and Chheang Sowann 7-6 (7-5) in a final where both teams represented Cambrew Ltd, one of Tennis Cambodia’s long time partners.

Thus it came as no surprise that Cambrew also took the team honours overall in a tournament that saw national players and coaches of the federation play as pros. The amateur side was filled by sponsors and supporters of Tennis Cambodia. Cambrew won 17 matches in all ahead of CCC with 12 wins

Each amateur would pair with a pro to play out a doubles event which was a round robin affair on Saturday, rounding off this unique event with a master style draw.

The four sponsors who pitched in four players each for the 16 pair pro-am were ANZ Royal, Angkor Beverages, Ezecom and Cambodian Country Club with 12 overall wins. ANZ were one short in third place while Ezecom ended up last with eight wins.

On the pro side were Davis Cup non-playing captain Tep Rithivit, technical director and head national coach Braen Aneiros, Cambodia’s number one player Bun Kenny, Chea Samsocheaphearun, who made his Davis Cup debut this past March, and other National Team members Chheang Vannasak and Long Samneang, who both recently returned from Palembang, Indonesia after winning a Bronze Medal in the Islamic Solidarity Tennis Championships held from May 10 to 18.

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