First round of ABA ITF Junior Series 2019 held successfully
The first round of ABA Bank ITF Junior Series 2019 tournament finished successfully at the National Tennis Center in Phnom Penh. Held on February 16 – March 2, the tournament attracted more than 100 players from 20 different countries to compete for the trophies and to earn ITF World Junior Ranking Points. Cambodia in these events was represented by 19 players.
After going through different intensive matches, the champions are found as follows: for the girl’s single category, Lanlana Tararudee of Thailand is the champion for week 1 and 2 consecutively. For the boy’s single category, Guntinun Soothinun-Opart of Thailand is the champion for week 1, whereas Kai Shiang Yang from Taipei is the champion for week 2.
In the girl’s double category, the week one’s champions are Mariya Krasakova of Russia and Wing Ka Lin of Hong Kong, while week two’s champions are Xinyue Hu of China and Minami Tani of Japan. In the boy’s double category, Possawat Akarapan and Prachaya Baigong of Thailand are the champions for the first week, whereas Peerapat Dedthonglang and Tanapatt Nirundorn of Thailand are the champions for the second week.
All the champions along with other players will continue their journey to compete in ITF Junior Championship 2019 in Singapore.
“We are happy that ABA Bank ITF Junior Series 2019 tournament started successfully and brought many positive emotions. It was a real pleasure to watch the games and feel high competition level,” Igor Zimarev, Head of Marketing in ABA Bank commented after awarding the finalists. “Although our Cambodian players haven’t reached the final stage of the competition, we clearly see their ability and skills are improving in time. We hope that participation in such events will help them gain more practice and experience, and will bring championship in future,” he added.
“The two weeks of the ITF Junior Series 2019 were a great success for us in many ways. Firstly, we received the highest number of Cambodian participants comparing to the past events, which we are very happy with. Secondly, the overall number of players was also high with a total of 111 participants in the first week,” said Phalkun Mam, Technical Director at Tennis Cambodia.
The last two tournaments of the ABA Bank ITF Junior Series 2019 will be held within November and December.