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Japan’s Isomura topples No1 seed in Cambodian ITF Juniors

Japan’s Isomura topples No1 seed in Cambodian ITF Juniors

Japan’s Kokoro Isomura toppled No1 seed Odeda Arazza of Indonesia 6-0, 6-4 to enter the boys singles quarterfinals in the ongoing ITF Junior tennis tournament at the National Training Center today.

Relatively small in build but quick on foot, Isomura made the heavy-set Odeda often run side to side to leave him exhausted towards the end.

Also moving into the round of eight was second seeded Shamirul Mohd Adam Das of Malaysia after getting past Manami Ukita of Japan 6-1, 7-6.

In other pre-quarterfinal matches, Shin Jung-ho of Korea upset sixth seeded Kei Manaka 6-1, 6-7, 6-1, Xian Yao Zhou of China beat Naufal Kamaruzzaman of Malaysia 6-0, 6-2.

Seventh seeded Taiyo Hirano got past Patorn Hanchaikul of Thailand 6-2, 1-6, 7-5.

Thantub Suksumrarn of Thailand downed Woodam Song of Korea 6-2, 6-2.

Michael Mathayomchand of Thailand beat Ryotario Koshiba of Japan 6-2, 6-0.

The girls’ champion last week, Jeong Bo-young of South Korea advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Manami Ukita of Japan 6-1 7-6 (5).

Li Jingyi of of China overcame Rafaella Villanueva of the Philippines 6-3, 6-0 to make last eight.

Just as last week, the top seed from China, Xuanjin Li was upset by Kirara Morioka of Japan 7-5, 6-2.

The finalist from last week, Korea’s Park Ryeong-gyeong lost in the second round to Lanlana Tararudee of Thailand 6-4, 6-3.

“It’s always great to have these tournaments for our Cambodian juniors, despite them having a tough time in the qualifying rounds, it exposes them to a high level of tennis that they can’t always get throughout the whole year,” said Tennis Cambodia secretary-general Tep Rithivit.

“I really want to thank sponsors, ABA Bank and Pharmacie De La Gare for their continued support to run these events – it is a vital event to have for the pathway of our juniors here in Cambodia,” Rithivit added, hinting that two more similar events are being planned before the end of the year.

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