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Cambodia’s Sarinreach finds form in Bangkok

Cambodia’s Sarinreach finds form in Bangkok

After exiting the main stage in the second round, Cambodia’s Leng Sarinreach remained unbeaten in the back draw with his win on Friday against seventh-seeded Siavash Shirdel of Iran earning him a ranking of 17 out of the 43 players competing in the two-week ITF/ATF 14 & Under Development Tennis Championships, which concluded in Bangkok on Saturday.

With three wins in a row boosting his confidence, the 13-year-old lasted out a first-set tie-break against his Iranian rival, who clawed his way back by taking the second set.

In a tense super tie-break, Sarinreach closed out the match at 7-6, 6-4,10-8. While Sarinreach made the best of the Compass Draw format, his teammate Sam Davith was out of sorts.

His 6-7,2-6 loss to Sherab Rinzin of Bhutan meant the 11-year-old Cambodian finish second last in the overall rankings.

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