SLTA set to host Asian U-14
by Samuel Aubrey, email@example.com. Posted on July 24, 2012, Tuesday
KUCHING: The highly anticipated Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) Asian U-14 tournament will be back again for the eight consecutive year at the courts of the Sarawak Lawn Tennis Association (SLTA) here from September 5-9.
SLTA president Dato Patrick Liew said he expected Asia’s top under-14 players from around 15 countries to come to Kuching for the competition.
He also confirmed last year’s winners from Uzbekistan and Hong Kong will be returning to defend their titles.
“I am excited about this tournament as this is one the tournaments that we have been waiting for in our yearly calendar. It is a platform to groom new and rising talents in tennis,” he added.
“We hosted this tournament last year and it was a huge success. We are also committed to give the best again this year (in organising the tournament)” informed Liew.
For the record, Hong Kong’s Jack Wong Hong Kit was the boys’ champion, beating his nearest rival Kareem Allaf of Syria.
In the girls category, last year’s winner Sarvinozhon Saidhujeva defeated Taiwan’s Chien Pei Ju in the final.