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Thiên sends seeded player home in Men’s Futures

Update: September, 20/2016 - 09:00
Nguyễn Hoàng Thiên enters the second round of the Việt Nam F5 Men’s Futures. — VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Hoàng Thiên made a splash at the Việt Nam F5 Men’s Futures tennis tournament with a win over No 5 seed Takahashi Yusuke yesterday in Bình Dương Province.

Việt Nam’s unseeded Thiên defeated his Japanese rival 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the first set of the singles event.

He will next play the winner of the match between Ito Yuichi, another Japanese, and Jirat Navasirisomboon of Thailand in the second round.

Thiên will also pair with teammate Lý Hoàng Nam in the doubles category. They will play Japan’s Ehara Hiroyasu and Onishi Ken in the first match.

In other results yesterday, Moritani Soichiro of Japan came from behind to defeat No 1 seed Hong Seong Chan of South Korea 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-4, while Ochi Makoto won 6-2, 5-1 against Shiga Masato in an all-Japanese match.

Earlier, Ehara lost 6-7 (5), 3-6 to Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul of Thailand. — VNS


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