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ITF youth tennis Indonesian boys, Thai girls on top

ITF youth tennis Indonesian boys, Thai girls on top

Indonesia’s squad of boys and their Thai girl counterparts topped the ITF Asian 12 and Under Team Tennis Competition qualifiers at the National Training Center in Phnom Penh late on Friday evening as the Cambodianparticipants made up for their disappointing results by gaining some useful experience at the regional level in this age category for the first time.

In a final that went all the way to the deciding doubles rubber, Indonesia got the better of Thailand after both teams made the showdown with convincing 3-0 wins in the five-team round robin.

In the third place playoff, Malaysia edged out the Philippines.

Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia now qualify for the continental showpiece to be held in Kazakhstan later this year featuring teams from West, Central, South and East Asia.

“The ITF Asian 12 and Under team competition introduced in 2016 is a great addition to the calendar for all regions as there was only the ATF 14 and Under Circuit, Division II Development Championships to cater to the younger players in the Asian region before,’’ noted Tennis Cambodia secretary-general Tep Rithivit.

“Now with the 12 and Unders we have another stepping stone on the player development pathway in terms of competition, and I think all nations participating will benefit.”

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