Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Kenny to lead Kingdom’s charge in Bangkok

Kenny to lead Kingdom’s charge in Bangkok

Bun Kenny heads Cambodia’s four-player contingent setting out today for the Singha TATP Tour in Bangkok.
Bun Kenny heads Cambodia’s four-player contingent setting out today for the Singha TATP Tour in Bangkok. Sreng Meng Srun

Kenny to lead Kingdom’s charge in Bangkok

Cambodian Davis Cup players Bun Kenny, Phalkun Mam and Long Samneang head to Bangkok today to compete in the first leg of Thailand’s regional five-tournament series, the Singha TATP Tour 2016, which begins with the Singha Classic at the Impact Tennis Academy from March 26 to April 3.

The mini tour, which is steadily growing in stature, has attracted some of the top players from Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. The quality of the field is expected to be high, with Indonesia’s Christopher Rungkat, currently ranked 463 in the world, leading the charge in this 500,000 Thai baht ($15,500) prize money event.

As many as 194 players have so far entered the men’s singles event. The 32-player main draw will be determined after a three-step process involving two pre-qualifiers followed by qualification rounds.

Cambodia’s top player Bun Kenny is coming off a long break after a troubled right shoulder disrupted his normal training schedules. He has fully recovered after receiving treatment in Phnom Penh and Paris over the past few months.

“I am hopeful of doing well in Bangkok. I am feeling much stronger and more flexible,” Kenny told the Post yesterday.

Along with Kenny, teammates Phalkun Mam and Long Samneang are also hoping to do well and develop the competitive mindset required at this level in preparation for Cambodia’s Asia-Oceania Group III Davis Cup campaign in Tehran in July.

Also travelling to Bangkok with the trio is Chheang Vannasak, who is looking to gain some valuable match play experience as he sets out soon to play college tennis in the United States.


  • Reuters: US Embassy fired 32 staff members for sharing pornography

    The United States Embassy in Phnom Penh has fired 32 non-diplomatic staff members who were allegedly caught exchanging pornographic images and video, including of minors, according to the news agency Reuters. Four sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the content was shared in

  • US think tank warns of China's 'ulterior motives'

    A US think tank on Tuesday warned that spreading Chinese investment in the Indo-Pacific follows a pattern of leveraging geopolitical influence at the expense of the nations receiving investment, including Cambodia. The report looks at a sample of 15 Chinese port development projects, noting that the

  • More than three tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia seized in Mozambique

    A total of 3.5 tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia was seized by authorities in Mozambique late last week, according to the NGO Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES' information was based on a report from the

  • Who’s Who: Sok Muygech is pushing the boundaries of sustainable architecture

    It’s just after two in the afternoon and Sok Muygech, director of BMK Architects, is discussing the details of a new interior design project with her six employees at the company’s office in BKK1. The small office that sits above an optician’s