Friday 15 Dec 2017

Malaysia Lifts Winning Trophy of Division 2

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Malaysia and Mongolian players dominated Division 2 of the 2016 ITF Asia 14 & Under Development Championships which took place in Asian Tennis Centre, Bangkok from 17–29 January.

Seventy-four participants from 19 nations participated in the championships which comprised two tournaments during the 12-day event.

Number one seed Takeshi Koey took the boys’ singles title in the first tournament defeating a pakistani boy Huzaifa Abdul Rehman 16 62 63 in the final.  Abedallah Shelbayh (JOR) paired up with his teammate Bader Alabdullah (KUW) in the boys’ doubles event beating their compatriots seeded number one in boys doubles Jalal Sadek (LIB) and Siavash Shirdel (IRN) 62 61.

 

Daria Tomashevskaya, of Mongolia lifted the girls’ singles trophy at the first event with a 64 62 victory over 3rd seed Elsa Wan, of Malaysia in the final.  No. 2 seeds Elsa Wan and her sister Elysia Wan then went on to secure the girls’ doubles title defeating Daria Tomashevskaya (MGL) and N. Yakhyarva, of Tajikistan 75 60.

 

The boys’ singles finals in week two were an all Malaysian affair.  The singles’ saw a repeat of the first event with Takeshi Koey triumphing over Huziafa A. Rehman in the final 60 61.  Takeshi then teamed up with his opponent Huzaifa to score a fourth victory for the home nation when they beat doubles winners of first week Jalal Sadek (LIB) and Siavash Shirdel 63 61.

 

On the girls’ side, the singles finals were the same as first week when Daria Tomashevskaya beats Elsa Wan (MAS) with a final scoreline of  60 62 and secured a second title for Mongolia.  The third seeds, Daria Tomashivskaya and Anjilika Kurera of Srilanka , overcoming on srilankan pair N. Fernando and Samadhi Jayasinghe, who retired after losing first set by 61 in doubles finals in second week.

 

The Malaysian players’ overall performance earned them the winning nation’s trophy with Mangolia finishing in second place. these teams are promoted to Division 1 in 2017.

 

The West Asian team, comprising players from Iran, Kuwait, Jordan and Lebanon, achieved some encouraging results with Nour Dib, of Lebanon reaching in the semifinals in both girls’ singles events and finished the 3rd place. Jalal Sadek, of Lebanon reached in semis in second week and won doubles in first week help him to finishing in  fourth place in the boys’ category.

 

The Division 2 event and West Asian team is financed by the Grand Slam Development Fund (GSDF), which provides players not only with the opportunity to take part in top level international competition but also the invaluable experience of travelling abroad as part of a team.

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