Monday, July 13, 2009

Tennis: Malaysia beat Kuwait

Former national champion Si Yew Ming was on track as Malaysia sealed their campaign with a 3-1 win over Kuwait in the Davis Cup BNP Tie Group II Asia/Oceania Zone 2009 clash at the National Tennis Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Sunday.
Yew Ming had minimal problems defeating Kuwaiti player Hassan Al Moussa 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 in under two hours in the singles event. The second singles match was called off after the Kuwaiti team decided not to field their player who is injured.
The win ensures Malaysia stays in Group II of the tournament.
An elated Yew Ming credited the team for his excellent performance throughout the three day tournament.
“It was a team effort. We all played our parts well,” said Yew Ming.
“It’s a whole new experience for me in the Davis Cup and everything is going well. We’re getting better after every tournament and it’s a good sign.”
Yew Ming stressed he will continue training hard to improve his playing ability.
“The schedule is not finalised yet so I’m not too sure what’s next for us. It’s back to training for now.”
National coach S.Selvarajoo wore a smile right after Yew Ming handed Malaysia’s winning point.
“I’m very happy with Yew Ming’s performance. Special mention to the Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia president (Datuk Abdul Razak Latiff) for placing his faith in us.
“It would be my dream to see a Malaysian play in the Grand Slam. Judging by our consistent performance and the establishment of a junior academy, I’m confident we’ll be able to do it in the near future.”
“We thank the supporters and the local Media for your contribution. We couldn’t have done it without you all,” added Selvarajoo. The event was hosted by LTAM.

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