|Nguyễn Phan Yên Tích wins girls’ U16 singles title at the Dunlop Cup. — Photo thethaovietnam.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NÔI — Nguyễn Phan Yên Tích of HCM City’s Hưng Thịnh Club won the girls’ U16 category at the first youth tennis championship, Dunlop Cup, which concluded in Hà Nội on Sunday.
The overseas Vietnamese player defeated Nguyễn Thị Phương of Hà Nội in a match that saw 1.80m-tall Tích put up a strong fight to win 0-6, 6-2, 6-2.
The HCM City team also triumphed in two singles event: the girls’ U12 was won by Ngô Hồng Hạnh, while Dương Thiên Quang won the boys’ U14 event. In the doubles pool, HCM City, the national tennis hub, won all four categories of girls’ and boys’ U14 and U16.
With seven golds, HCM City topped the ranking charts.
In another final, Từ Lê Khánh Duy of Becamex Bình Dương beat Tất Thái Nguyên of HCM City 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (6) in the U16 boys’ singles.
Both of them are members of the national junior team which finished third at the recent Junior Davis Cup pre-qualifier in Sri Lanka.
Earlier, Trịnh Vũ Khang of Thái Nguyên won the U10 boys’ singles, while Tống Thị Bích Trâm of Tây Ninh won the girls’ singles. Đặng Trần Quốc Thái of the military team won the U12 boy’ singles, and Lý Minh Anh of Bắc Giang triumphed in the U14 girls’ singles. 7 VNS