|Military’s Savana Lý Nguyễn defeats former national No 1 Nguyễn Phương Đài Trang in the women’s singles match of the team event. — Photo VTF|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Title favourites, HCM City, lost in the women’s and men’s team events, at the National Tennis Championship at the city’s Lan Anh Club on Wednesday.
The women’s team lost to the Military squad in the semi-finals, and the men were defeated by Bình Dương in the quarter-finals.
On the women’s class, former No. 1, Huỳnh Phuơng Đài Trang, of HCM City was beaten by Savanna Lý Nguyễn 1-6, 2-6 in the first singles match. Sỹ Bội Ngọc leveled the result after beating Bé Xuyên 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (5).
Trang along with Trần Thị Tâm Hảo could not win over Savanna and Kim Ngân in the doubles match. The HCM City pair lost 2-6, 1-6.
The Military will play the final against Kiên Giang, who beat Hà Nội 2-1 in the other semis.
On the men’s side, former champion Đỗ Minh Quân lost 1-6, 2-6 to raising star Nguyễn Văn Phương. Phương’s teammate Trịnh Linh Giang met no difficulty in beating current Việt Nam No. 2 Nguyễn Hoàng Thiên 6-4, 6-2.
Bình Dương will meet the People’s Police in the semi-final round. The other semi match will see the Military versus Đà Nẵng. — VNS