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Bun Kenny’s Futures run comes to an end

Bun Kenny’s Futures run comes to an end

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Cambodia’s Bun Kenny was beaten 6-1, 6-3 in his Indonesian Futures quarterfinal on Friday against Liang Chi Huang of Taiwan. Photo by: Sreng Meng Srun

Using double-fisted backhands as his weapon of choice, 19-year-old Liang Chi Huang of Taiwen revelled on his favourite surface to oust Cambodia’s Bun Kenny 6-1, 6-3 from the quarterfinals of the Indonesian Men’s Futures tennis tournament in Jakarta on Friday.

The Tainan City resident produced timely winners, quickly finding his range and rhythm on the hard court to put hard pressure on Bun Kenny, who had knocked out the top seeded Mark Verryth in the second round.

Before Kenny could get a foothold in the game, the 800th ranked Liang Chi Huang had closed out the first set after an early break.

There was a brief fight back by the Cambodian half way through the second set, but Liang decisively took control by running down winners on both flanks and maintaining a healthy percentage on his serves.

“Kenny couldn’t find his best today. He was up against an opponent who was very consistent,” national coach Braen Aneiros told the Post.

“Winning two rounds, one of which against the tournament’s top seed, is a very encouraging sign for Kenny. He will have a much better ranking going into the next Futures this week and it is the right moment for him to carry that momentum.”

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