Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Teenager Delton falls to Parikshit in straight sets

Teenager Delton falls to Parikshit in straight sets

Teenager Delton falls to Parikshit in straight sets

India’s Somani Parikshit defeated Delton Kim 6-2, 6-4 in the second round of the ITF Junior Grade 4 event in Thailand yesterday, depriving the Cambodian teenager of a chance to earn his first world junior ranking point.

Delton, however, will stay on in Bangkok to pursue this aim next week when he competes in a similar event.

The steadier of the two won the battle as Delton showed a keen sense of purpose in the second set but was unable get a foothold on the match.

Meanwhile, Cambodia’s Davis Cupper Phalkun Mam left Phnom Penh yesterday to assist in coaching Delton and teammate Chheang Vannasak for the qualifiers over the weekend.

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

  • PM warns party of complacency in leaked audio

    Two leaked audio tapes, purportedly of Prime Minister Hun Sen speaking candidly to senior officials, appear to hint at insecurities within the ruling party over the controversial dissolution of the country’s main opposition, with the premier warning that the party’s “struggle” didn’t

  • Government approves plan to relocate Phnom Penh’s airport

    The government has signed off on a proposal to build a new airport to serve Phnom Penh and has earmarked land in Kandal province for the $1.5 billion project. A new international airport to replace the existing Phnom Penh International Airport will be constructed on partially

  • Music festival promises big stage, has even bigger hopes

    With a line-up of local and international artists, and a massive outdoor venue booked on Koh Pich, or Diamond Island, Saturday’s Diamond Moon Festival is aiming to showcase contemporary musical and artistic talents at a scale rarely seen in the Kingdom. [img] But the