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Cambodian talent wins US tennis scholarship

Cambodian talent wins US tennis scholarship

Time spent training with the national team and opportunities provided by Tennis Cambodia to represent the Kingdom in ITF Junior events have opened a new avenue for Chheang Vannasak, who was to head to the United States yesterday to pursue his studies at Lewis and Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, on a tennis scholarship.

Vannasak, 18, graduated from high school in Phnom Penh two years ago and succeeded in getting a scholarship at an NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) tennis college.

Vannasak, who began playing tennis under his father’s tutelage, got into Tennis Cambodia’s grassroots program as an 8-year-old and moved to the junior program, and eventually to the national team camp, where he picked up valuable lessons training with Davis Cup squad members on a regular basis.

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