ABA​ ITF​ Junior​ Series​ 2019​ comes​ to​ a​ successful​ finish!

13/12/2019

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ABA​ ITF​ Junior​ Series​ 2019​ tournament​ held​ at​ the​ National​ Tennis​ Center​ in​ Phnom​ Penh​ from​ November​ 23​ to​ December​ 7,​ was​ successfully​ completed.​ This​ last​ round​ of​ the​ 2019​ tournament​ gathered​​ 188​ players​ from​ 24​ different​ countries​ competing​ to​ earn​ ITF​ World​ Junior​ Ranking​ Points​ to​ better​ their​ placements.

The​ matches​ went​ intensively​ and​ the​ players​ battled​ it​ out​ in​ their​ respective​ categories.​ The​ winners​ of​ each​ category​ are​ as​ follows:​ In​ the​ girl’s​ single​ category,​ Jeong​ Moon​ of​ South​ Korea​ is​ the​ champion​ for​ week​ one​ and​ Yuxuan​ Yang​ of​ China​ is​ the​ champion​ for​ week​ two.​ For​ the​ boy’s​ single​ category,​ Yu-Chen​ Chiu​ of​ Taipei​ emerged​ as​ the​ champion​ for​ week​ one,​ whereas​ Suphawat​ Saeoui​ of​ Thailand​ won​ the​ category​ for​ week​ two.

In​ the​ girl’s​ double​ category,​ week​ one’s​ championship​ went​ to​ Jimin​ Kwon​ and​ Jeong​ Moon​ of​ South​ Korea,​ while​ week​ two’s​ belonged​ to​ Yuxuan​ Yang​ and​ Zixuan​ Zeng​ of​ China.​ In​ the​ boy’s​ double​ category,​ Wanseok​ Kang​ and​ Hyeondeok​ Yoon​ of​ South​ Korea​ were​ declared​ the​ champions​ for​ the​ first​ week,​ whereas​ Nathan​ Jattavapornvanit​ and​ Suphawat​ Saeoui​ of​ Thailand​ took​ the​ title​ for​ second​ week.

"We​ are​ glad​ to​ have​ hosted​ another​ successful​ ITF​ Juniors​ event​ in​ collaboration​ with​ ABA​ Bank.​ It​ is​ encouraging​ to​ see​ that​ the​ turnout​ has​ been​ increasing​ every​ year​ with​ 24​ different​ nationalities​ participated​ in​ the​ event​ over​ the​ two​ weeks,”​ said​ Rithivit​ Tep,​ Secretary​ General​ of​ Tennis​ Cambodia.

“On​ a​ local​ level,​ we​ had​ an​ all-time​ high​ participation​ of​ 20​ Cambodian​ players.​ Compared​ to​ a​ few​ years​ ago,​ we​ only​ had​ 4​ or​ 5​ juniors​ playing.​ We​ see​ this​ as​ a​ huge​ leap​ in​ the​ right​ direction​ for​ the​ future​ of​ Cambodian​ tennis​ as​ our​ youth​ strives​ to​ compete​ more​ regularly,"​ he​ added.