HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnamese representative Ly Hoang Nam booked a berth in the second round of the Malaysia International Tennis Federation F1 Men's Futures yesterday in Kuching, Malaysia.
Nam defeated Jeson Patrombon of the Philippines 6-4, 6-4 in the men's singles.
His rival will be the winner of the match between Kelsey Stevenson of Canada and Karunuday Singh of India, who is the No 6 seed.
Earlier, Nam and Patrombon lost 4-6, 4-6 against No 2 seeds Carlos Boluda Rkiss and Roberto Ortega-Olmedo in the men's doubles event.
His teammates Antern Vu and Tin Dong were also knocked out of the competition after their 0-6, 3-6 defeat to Indonesian duo Wisnu Adi Nugroho and Arief Rahman.
The Malaysian F1 Futures will award prize money of US$15,000 to the winners. The final matches are scheduled for Sunday. — VNS