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PP hosts junior ITF tennis tournament finals

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Tennis Cambodia secretary-general Tep Rithivit poses for a photo with last year’s Tep Khunnah Memorial Cup Girls Doubles champions Eunji Lee and Eunji Oh from South Korea. Tennis Cambodia

PP hosts junior ITF tennis tournament finals

The ITF junior circuit’s Phnom Penh leg comes to a close on Saturday with the 24th Tep Khunnah Memorial Cup being contested at Phnom Penh’s Cambodian Country Club, featuring young players from around the world competing for ITF ranking points.

Last weekend, the juniors began their qualifying matches to determine where they were placed in the main event.

The main draw matches have been taking place all this week, with the girls and boys singles and doubles finals to be held on Saturday.

There was an upset in the boys singles division on Monday, as Indonesian second seed Jerall Yasin fell to Thailand’s Songrit David Chanbubpha, but all the other top seeds moved into the second round.

Korea’s No1 seed Wanseok Kang, who boasts an impressive 15-4 win-loss record on the ITF circuit this year, is widely expected to at least make the final.

In another surprise in the girls doubles main draw, Taiwan’s Hsing-Ju Sung and China’s Gingyang Zhang, the third seeds, were defeated by Chinese duo Ke Ren and Yuxuan Yang.

All the other matches played out as expected with the higher ranked partnerships winning through to the second round.

The boys and girls have now switched formats, with the girls moving on to the singles main draw, and the boys playing doubles.

The matches continue from 9am until about 5pm on Friday and Saturday.

The Cambodian Country Club is located in Sen Sok district’s Teuk Thla commune. Entrance is free and all are welcome.


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