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Young tennis prospects join ITF tournament

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Cambodia’s young tennis stars have made their way to Vietnam for an International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournament which started earlier this week.

Cambodia sent five players to join this year’s event, the fourth year in a row that the kingdom has sent a team.

Chhieu Chaya from Phnom Penh, Rouert Sampun from Battambang and Soum Rootha from Siem Reap contest the boy’s category, while Nyem Srey Noch and Lou Reaksmey from Siem Reap take part in the girl’s draw.

The two-week ITF Asia 14 & Under Development Championships at the Phu Tho Tennis Club in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, finishes on January 20 with 16 nations sending athletes to take part.

In yesterday’s matches, Mohamed Namiq Shahid of the Maldives advanced to round two by defeating Sampun 4-2 4-1, with the girls expecting to make their debut today.

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