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Binh, Ngoc win semi-final berth in women's tennis nationals

Update: March, 10/2015 - 10:02
Phan Thanh Binh of Da Nang won a berth in the semi-final round of the over-18 category of the National Women's Tennis Championships in Da Lat City.. — Photo baodanang
HCM CITY (VNS) — Phan Thanh Binh of Da Nang won a berth in the semi-final round of the over-18 category of the National Women's Tennis Championships in Da Lat City.

Binh won two break points in each set to beat Dao Minh Trang of HCM City 7-5, 6-4 yesterday.

She will play against Si Boi Ngoc in the next round. Ngoc had easily beaten Huynh Phi Khanh 6-3, 6-1 in an all-HCM City match earlier.

In the U-18 pool, Nguyen Thi Van Anh of Hai Duong lost 2-6, 1-6 to teammate Nguyen Thi Anh Nguyet. Meanwhile, Le Thi Truc Linh of Tay Ninh beat teammate Vo Hoang Thuy Linh 6-2, 6-4.

In the U-16 category, Hanoian Nguyen Thu Phuong won 6-1, 6-0 over Nguyen Thi Cam Nhung from Tay Ninh. Kien Giang's representative Lam Phan Phuong Khanh trounced Duong Hoai Anh of Lam Dong 6-0, 6-0.

More than 30 athletes are competing in the tournament's different age group categories, ranging from U-12 to over-18 years, and in the singles and doubles categories.

The finals are scheduled for Thursday.

The Viet Nam Tennis Federation will select the best performers for inclusion in the national team, who will compete at the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore this June. — VNS

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