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Cambodia’s tennis squad head to Tehran for Davis Cup

Cambodia’s Asia-Oceania Davis Cup Group III campaign squad for Iran pose with the director of La Plantation Seila Oum. Photo supplied
Cambodia’s Asia-Oceania Davis Cup Group III campaign squad for Iran pose with the director of La Plantation Seila Oum. Photo supplied

Cambodia’s tennis squad head to Tehran for Davis Cup

Cambodia’s Davis Cup squad heads to the Iranian capital Tehran today for the 2016 Asia Oceania-Group III campaign.

Introducing the squad, Tep Rithivit, who accompanies the team as non-playing captain for the fifth season, also acknowledged the return to the team of the country’s first tennis medallist at the SEA Games Tan Nysan after a gap of four years.

The Cambodian squad consists of players Nysan, Bun Kenny, Phalkun Mam, his younger brother Vetu Mam and Long Samneang. Panamanian former Davis Cupper Braen Aneiros, with the National team since 2009, is head coach, with Chea Pov as his assistant.

One of Kampot’s leading pepper producers, Lwa Plantation, has stepped in as co-sponsors of Cambodia’s Davis Cup squad. Entertainment and gaming sector giants NagaWorld continue to be a staunch supporter, having partnered Tennis Cambodia since the Kingdom’s historic Davis Cup debut in Doha four years ago.

“We are extremely happy to get La Plantation and its tennis-loving, philanthropist owner Guy Porre on board for this very important mission along-side our steady backers NagaWorld,” secretary-general of Tennis Cambodia Tep Rithivit told a news conference at the federation’s offices yesterday.

“There is a common thread running between our federation and Plantation in that both believe in creating a platform for making life better for communities,” Rithvit said.

“Our bond grew with the introduction last November of the grassroots program in the school run by Plantation for the children of its employees,” he added.

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