The Asia/Oceania Pre-Qualifying event of World Junior Tennis Competition was held from 17th to 22nd February 2020 at Jakarta, Indonesia.
There were 9 nations in boys event and 5 nations in girls, who joined together to fight for 2 spots in the final qualifying round. The number of qualifiers from pre-qualifying were increased to three after the tournament finished as China pulled out from the qualifying event.
In the boy’s category the top 3 seeds lived up to the expectation and finished in that order. Nepal justified the top billing given to them and won the event by defeating Sri-Lanka 2-1 in the finals. While Singapore managed to overcome Philippines in the play off for the 3rd place.
In the girls event which was played on a round robin format, home nation Indonesia emerged the winner after remaining unbeaten in all matches. Singapore and Sri-Lanka finished 2nd and 3rd respectively at the end of the event.
The Chinese withdrawal paved way for the third placed Singapore team in the boys and Sri-Lanka in the girls category.
The Top 3 standing of Boys and Girls team to qualify for the final qualifying competition are:
WJT Boys (B14) WJT Girls (G14)
Sri Lanka Singapore
Singapore Sri Lanka
The top three nations from each category will be travelling to Carrara, Australia for Asia Oceania final Qualifying event which will be held from 22nd – 27th March 2020 for the Girls and from 30th March – 4th April 2020 for the Boys. Good luck to all the teams !!!!!
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