ABA supports the national tennis team in the 2021 Davis Cup
In continuing effort to support the country's tennis movement and sports culture, ABA Bank has contributed $10,000 for Tennis Cambodia's campaign to the 2021 Davis Cup by Rakuten in Isa Town, Bahrain, from 18 to 23 October 2021. The fund was used to cover the team's travel and accommodation expenses, equipment, and general expenditures.
Led by the team captain and Secretary-General of Tennis Cambodia Tep Rithivit and national coach Aneiros Braen, the Cambodian team comprised the country's top four players: Long Samneang, Bun Kenny, Tep Timothy, and Khleang Ponlok.
In the Asia/Oceania Group IV, Cambodian athletes were joined by participants from 11 other countries, including Bahrain, Guam, Iran, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates.
"We are proud to support Cambodia's national tennis team performance in the international arena, such as the Davis Cup, and we applaud their fighting spirit despite facing some stiff competition. Since 2016, ABA has been supporting Cambodian Tennis Federation in several tournaments such as ITF Futures, ITF Juniors, and ITF Team Competitions. We believe our humble contribution in line with our Corporate Values helps develop and promote further the country's sports movement to groom and produce world-class athletes," said Igor Zimarev, ABA's Chief Marketing Officer.
“We would like to reiterate our sincere appreciation for the generous support of ABA Bank, which contributed to make our participation to this event possible and continuously support our Cambodian athletes throughout the year. They helped us proudly wear the colors of Cambodia at such a prestigious international event,” commented Tep Rithivit, Secretary-General of Tennis Cambodia.
The Davis Cup, also known as the World Cup of Tennis, is the premier international team event in men's tennis. It is organized by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is contested annually between competing countries' teams in a knock-out format.