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Top-seeded Huang off to flying start

Top-seeded Huang off to flying start

Top-seeded Liang Chi Huang of Chinese Taipei breezed past his compatriot Yu Chang Wang 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the $10,000 Cambodian ITF Futures for the GLF Open at the National Training Center in Phnom Penh yesterday.

Winner of four singles titles this year, 23-year-old Huang, who took a shade over an hour to complete the job, dictated the pace and the tempo of the rallies all the way. Three other singles matches carded for the day went the distance.

Third-seeded Kim Cheong Eui of South Korea posted a 7-5, 3-6, 1-6 win over Vietnam’s Nam Hoang Ly in a 130-minute battle.

Lee Kuan Yi of Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) lost the first set on a tie-break to Philippine contender Jason Patrombon. But the 19 year old Lee then took firm control of the court, winning 6-7, 6- 2, 6-2 in two hours and 15 minutes.

Sri Lanka’s Sharmal Dissanayake, a wild card entry to the main draw, scored a hard fought win over Shau Pan Liu of Chinese Taipei 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 in two hours flat.

Earlier in the day, Phalkun and Casey were beaten 4-6, 1-6 in the doubles first round by Yu Hsiang Chiu and Li Wee Tan of Chinese Taipei.

Davis Cupper Phalkun Mam will take to the court for his first round singles match against doubles partner Francis Alacantra Casey in a battle of wild cards.

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