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Timothy steps up for landmark victory

Tep Timothy launching into a forehand during his win over Michael Schipani, in Phnom Penh, on yesterday.
Tep Timothy launching into a forehand during his win over Michael Schipani, in Phnom Penh, on yesterday. Photo supplied

Timothy steps up for landmark victory

Handling the step up to the Boys Under 18 category for the first time with renewed confidence, Tep Timothy scored the biggest win of his career so far after outplaying Micahel Schipani 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the season – ending the fifth National Junior tennis tournament at the National training centre yesterday.

The victory strengthens Timothy’s chances of making it to the national squad set to make its debut next year in the Junior Davis Cup.

After dominating the first set, Timothy fell back to 0-3 in the second, but reeled off six games in a row to polish off the tie.

For 12 year old Long Sarinreach, it was a day to remember as he landed his first Under 14 singles title at the expense of Khleang Punlok. In a final of rapidly shifting fortunes, Sarinreach bounced back from the loss of the first set to post a 4-6,6-4,6-3 win.

Sam David of Holybaby Orphanage got the better of Sen Saukeng in a long drawn final of the Boys 12 Flight A while Chhieu Chaya of Lycee Rene Descartes ousted Sok Heang of Boung Kyang 6-1, 6-2 in the Flight B final.

It turned out to be a family triumph for Chhieu Chaya as his twin sister Apsara took the girls under 12 event defeating Nam Sopheaktra of Koh Krabei by the same scoreline as her brother’s 6-1, 6-2.

Last month, Ho Sreynoch and Hour Sreypov took part for the first time in a major international event, the WTA Future Stars in Singapore. Both put that experience to good effect by winning the Girls Under 14 and Under 18 events respectively.

While Sreynoch strode out a confident 6-3, 6-3 winner over Eang Kunthea of Koh Krabei, Hour Sreypov, who has remained unbeaten for well over a year in all junior competition, surprisingly lost the first set to Ong Sreypov of Aspeca, Kep. But in crunch time it was Hour Sreypov who raised her game to win in three sets, safeguarding her unbeaten record.


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