Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Coaches, players, parents to form a special organistion

A tennis organisation comprising coaches, players and parents will be set-up soon.
According to sources, a committee member of a state tennis association will lead the organisation.
Its main aim — I) help upcoming players to develop their skills; II) conduct coaching clinics; III) organise tournaments.

Delizavernne is Asia's No 1 (girls' 14&Under)

Delizavernne Kaur secured the year-end Asian 14 & Under No. 1 ranking on the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) circuit at last month’s Qatar Asian Junior Championships.
The 14-year-old clinched the top spot for the remainder of 2011 by reaching the final of the girls’ singles.
The top seed, however, lost 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 to Kazakhstan’s Gozal Ainitdinova.
Delizavernne, however, won the doubles title with Libya’s Laura Sahyoun.
The second seeds edged Kazakhstan’s Milana Imamniyazova-As Jumamakhambeto 2-6, 6-3, 10-5.
Delizavernne’s father, Bhoopinder Singh said his daughter was outstanding throughout the season.
“She is progressing but needs more time to develop her skills. She will make her debut in next year’s ITF girls’ circuit,” said Bhoopinder.
In the boys’s singles, Syria’s Kareem Allaf thrashed Yemen’s Hassan Amr 6-2, 6-1 in the final.
Hong Kong’s Chan Chak Yin-Lawrence Lo Lok Pui overcame Hassan and UAE’s Fahad Janahi 6-2, 6-3 for the doubles title.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Indonesia win third Sea Games title

Christopher Rungkat and Elbert Sie won Indonesia’s third Sea Games gold medal by edging the Philippines’ Treat Conrad Huey-Cecil Mamiit in the men’s doubles final at the Bukit Assam Tennis Centre in Palembang yesterday.
Christopher-Elbert won 2-6, 6-2, 10-7.
In an all-Thai women’s doubles final, Noppawan Lertcheewakarn-Nundnada Wannasuk defeated Nicha Lertpitaksinchai-Varatchaya Wongteanchai 6-3, 6-2.
Conrad Huey and Denise Dy won the mixed doubles event by overcoming Christopher-Jessy Rompies 4-6, 6-3, 10-6.

Christopher and Ayu win men's and women's titles

Indonesia’s Christopher Rungkat and Ayu Damanyati won the respective men’s and women’s singles gold medals on Sunday.
Christopher, who represented Indonesia in recent Davis Cup ties, upset Thailand’s top seed Danai Udomchoke 6-2, 6-2 for the men’s title.
“I am so happy...I worked hard for my first career win over the Thai,” said the 21-year-old Christopher.
As for Danai, the Thai said it was not his day.
“Christopher played excellent tennis...and I could not match him,” said Danai.
In the women’s final, Ayu recorded her biggest career win by overcoming former World No 1 junior Noppawan Lertcheewakarn 6-4, 6-1.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Yew Ming-Jawairiah end Sea Games campaign with defeat

SI Yew Ming and Jawairiah Noordin were sent packing in the quarter-finals of mixed doubles at the Bukit Assam Tennis Centre yesterday.
Yew Ming-Jawairiah lost 6-1, 6-2 to Indonesia’s second seeds Christopher Rungkat-Jessy Rompies in an one-sided match.
The defeat was expected as Yew Ming and Jawairiah had never paired up in tournaments before the Sea Games.
In the first round, Yew Ming-Jawairiah defeated Myanmar’s Phyo Min Thar-Aung Thandar 6-4, 6-1.

Selected results
S-finals - Men’s singles: Christopher Rungkat (Ina) bt Cecil Mamiit (Phi) 6-2, 4-6, 8-6; Danai Udomchoke bt Elbert Sie (Ina) 6-2, 6-1.
Women’s singles: Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (Tha) bt Anna Clarice Patri (Phi) 7-5, 6-1; Ayu Damanyati (Ina) bt Nicha Lertpitaksinchai (Tha) 6-0, 6-3.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Yew Ming loses battle in quarters

Si Yew Ming was beaten 6-3, 6-2 by a fitter and stronger Christopher Rungkat of Indonesia in the men's singles quarter-finals at the Bukit Assam Tennis Centre.
“I tried hard to match Christopher but he was too good. He played flawless tennis and made few mistakes. The better player won today (yesterday),” said Yew Ming.
Yew Ming and Jawairiah Noordin will team up in the mixed doubles.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Yew Ming clears first round

SI Yew Ming reached the men’s singles quarter-finals but Jawairiah Noordin failed in the women’s singles opening round at the Jakabaring Tennis Centre yesterday.
Yew Ming, the national No 1, breezed past Laos’ Donedy Keodalasouk 6-2, 6-1 to set up a match against Indonesia’s second seed and World No 439 Christopher Rungkat, for a spot in the semi-finals today.
The unseeded Malaysian, however, is not expected to beat Christopher, whose confidence is on a high after steering Indonesia to the team gold medal on Tuesday.
Yew Ming suffered stomach problems upon arriving in Palembang last week but had since recovered.
In the women’s singles, Jawairiah Noordin played her first international match since last year’s Fed Cup Qualifiers but was tamely beaten by Anna Clarice Patrimonlo. The Filipino player won 6-4, 6-3.
Yew Ming and Jawairiah will team up in the mixed doubles.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Yew Ming wins National Masters title

Si Yew Ming emerged the men’s singles champion in the National Masters Championships, held recently at the National Tennis Centre in Kuala Lumpur.
The 32-year-old, who played in the recent ATP Malaysian Open, won all his matches in the round-robin event comprising the top eight ranked players from the recent four-leg National Tour.
He started his campaign with a 6-1, 6-1 over Sean Yip and followed up with victories over Ariez Elyaas Deen Heshaam (6-3, 5-7, 7-6), Ahmad Deedat Razak (7-6, 6-1), Syed Aqil Syed Naguib (6-4, 6-4), Wan Abdul Muiz (6-1, 6-3), Oscar Chang (6-3, 6-3) and former international Ashaari Zainal (6-3, 6-3).
Reigning National Hardcourt champion Syed Aqil finished second behind Yew Ming followed by Davis Cup player Ahmad Deedat. Ariez Elyaas, who represented Malaysia in the recent Davis Cup, finished fifth behind Ashaari.
In the women’s (combined girls’ Under-16) singles, Choo Lyn Yuen easily won the title with seven victories in as many matches.
The Sarawakian born defeated Alyssa 1-6, 6-3, 6-0 in the round-robin match that decided the champion. Aslina Chua finished third. Sea Games bound Jawairian Noordin withdrew from the event.

(Round Robin)
Men’s singles: 1. Si Yew Ming, 2. Syed Aqil Syed Naguib, 3. Ahmad Deedat;
Women’s singles: 1. Choo Lyn Yuen, 2. Alyssa Boey, 3. Aslina Chua;
Boys’ Under-16: 1 Colin Wong, 2. Ahmad Faiz, 3. Keenan Kam;
Under-14: 1. Khairil Anas, 2. Koay Hao Sheng, 3. Talhah Rahizam
Girls’ Under-14: 1. Yas Syazlin, 2. Nurin Nabilah, 3. Loo Shi Pei.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Luksika dominates Kuching event

WORLD No 316 Luksika Kumkhum of Thailand turned in a near perfect performance to win the singles and doubles titles at US$10,000 Kuching ITF Women’s Circuit event on Sunday.
The 18-year-old top seed overcame a tough first set to beat World No 433 and second seed Nungnadda Wannasuk 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 in an all Thai singles final.
She later partnered Nungnadda to win the doubles title by defeating China’s Lu Jia Xiang-Lu Jia Jing 6-4, 6-3 to claim their second title of year after India.
“I think we played well today and we have been playing well in this championship as both of us are from Bangkok and we train together,” said Nungnadda, who is eyeing for a medal at the upcoming Indonesia Sea Games.