Inaugural edition of ITF Asian Junior Championships sets New Standards for the ATF 14 & Under Circuit.
The first ITF Asian Junior Championship, held in the heart of Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh, has left an indelible mark on the ATF 14 & under tennis circuit and the Asian players.
The most prestigious tournament of the Calendar concluded on 8 September and witnessed 24 talented boys and girls from across Asia showcasing their skills and sportsmanship, with far-reaching implications on the future of junior tennis.
From the moment the tournament’s opening serve was struck, it was clear that this event was more than just a competition, with participants hailing from countries as diverse as Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Turkmenistan.
The winners of this championship will have unparalleled opportunities to receive. The winners will get a chance to be a part ITF 14U Team to Florida 2023 which will help them in gaining exposure to international tennis circuit. Further players will also be part of the ITF 16U team to Asia in 2024, while the Elite Trophy in 2024, will also have players selected from this championships.
This was first time , tournament in shape of masters was conducted for the Asian 14& under circuit, which was an instant hit amongst the players as the cut off was the top 35 in the rankings.
Throughout the week-long tournament, the tennis world witnessed outstanding performances by young talents from across Asia. The finals results are as follow.
In the Boys’ Singles category, Hong Kong’s rising star, Sin Hang Tam displayed impeccable skills and determination. Sin Hang Tam emerged victorious after a final against his compatriot Alex Lap Hang Hui winning with a score of 6-1 6-2.
The Boys’ Doubles final featured an exhilarating clash between the Hong Kong duo of Sin Hang Tam & Alex Lap Hang Hui and the Korean pair Dongjae Kim & Wonmin Kim. In a match filled with intense rallies, the Hong Kong tandem secured victory in a thrilling three-set match with a score of 4-6 7-5 (10-8).
The Girls’ Singles category saw Korea’s Yeri Hong capturing the championship title in a dominant fashion. Yeri Hong overpowered her opponent, Thailand’s Tarita Hongsyok, in a thrilling three -set match with a score of 4-6 7-6(6) 6-2 showcasing her exceptional talent and composure.
The Girls’ Doubles category saw Indian duo of Diya Ramesh & Haritha Shree,triumph over the Korean- Taipei pair of Sim Siyeon & Yan Rong Tzeng in a thrilling contest that ended 7-6(2) 6-7(2) (10-4).
Heartiest Congratulations goes out to all the talented young players who graced the courts during this momentous event.
Compliments to the hospitality and excellent Organisation of the Championships by the team of Tennis Cambodia.
As the curtains fall on the inaugural Asian Junior Tennis Championship in Phnom Penh, the legacy it leaves behind is one of talent, sportsmanship, and inspiration. This tournament signifies the growing influence of Asian tennis on the global stage and promises a brighter future for the 14 & under circuit in the region.
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