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Rithivit re-elected to board of directors of ATF

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Tennis Cambodia head Tep Rithivit (front left) has been re-elected to the Asian Tennis Federation’s board of directors. Photo supplied

Rithivit re-elected to board of directors of ATF

Tennis Cambodia head Tep Rithivit has been re-elected to the Asian Tennis Federation’s board of directors for another two-year term.

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the ATF was held in Bangalore, India. Anil Khanna, the ATF’s long-standing president, relinquished his post and did not seek re-election.

All Asian nations were called on to elect a new president, and it proved a close vote, with Kitsombat Euammongkol, the president of the Lawn Tennis Federation of Thailand, edging out Suresh Subramaniam, the president of the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka, by 28 votes to 26 votes.

Due to Rithivit’s standing as an ATF board member, Tennis Cambodia’s interests will be well served at the international level.

“I am thrilled to be able to represent Tennis Cambodia in such a prestigious federation. Together, we hope to grow Asian tennis to new heights. I am glad to be working with Kitsombat, who is a long-time friend and former Davis Cup player,” Rithivit said following the results of the elections.

Meanwhile, Cambodian tennis star Bun Kenny lost to Vietnam’s Daniel Nguyen at the Phillippines 2019 Southeast Asian (Sea) Games at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Centre in Manila.

Both players are expected to win medals at this year’s Sea Games, and Nguyen overcame Kenny in round one of the preliminaries.

Bun was eliminated from singles contention, while Nguyen will continue on in both singles and doubles.

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