Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Tan Nysan loses semi to earn bronze again

Tan Nysan loses semi to earn bronze again

Tan Nysan loses semi to earn bronze again

091217_24
Indonesia’s Lavinia Tananta will face compatriot Ayu Fani Damayanti in the women’s singles finals. AFP

VIENTIANE
CAMBODIA’S Tan Nysan was simply outclassed by a rampant Cecil Mamiit of the Philippines Wednesday in his men’s singles semifinal. Mamiit completed a commanding 6-1, 6-2 victory over the Kingdom’s top man to stay on course for a historic third successive SEA Games men’s singles title.

Assistant coach Yi Sarin noted that Tan Nysan had been ousted by the same player and in the same round at the previous SEA Games. “Mamiit is a very good player with many years of experience,” he stated. “It’s not too bad for [Tan] Nysan.”

Tennis Federation General Secretary congratulated his player for achieving a second bronze at the SEA Games. “I’ll try to contact [our] sponsors to try to let my players compete in more friendly competitions with other players in the region,” he asserted. “Cambodian tennis will be recognised in the near future.”

In the accompanying men’s semifinal, Philippines sensation Treat Huey managed to squeeze past a resilient Danai Udomchoke of Thailand 7-5, 7-6 to set up an all-Filipino final today.

Earlier Wednesday Indonesia confirmed a gold and silver haul from the women’s singles, with compatriots Lavinia Tananta and Ayu Fani Damayanti beating Filipinos Denise Dy and Riza Zalameda respectively in straight sets. Tananta pushed past Dy 7-5, 6-4, while Damayanti made even less work of her opponent with a 6-3, 6-2 victory to book her place in today’s final.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all