JOY FOR TRANG

Thai club fi­nally win PSC ti­tle on their own

New Straits Times - - Sport - K. KAN­DIAH nst­sport@nst.com.my

THAI­LAND’s Trang Ten­nis Club were on cloud nine when their play­ers thrashed hosts PSC Red 5-0 in the biennial PSC In­ter­na­tional In­vi­ta­tional Ten­nis Tour­na­ment 2017 at the Pe­nang Sports Club Ten­nis Com­plex in Ge­orge Town re­cently.

It was a first for Trang as team cap­tain Som­pol Thien­vichai said they were de­clared as joint cham­pi­ons with Se­lan­gor’s Subang Jaya Lake­view Club in 2013 as the com­pe­ti­tion was aban­doned due to bad weather.

They were de­feated by Subang Jaya Lake­view Club in the 2015 semi-fi­nals, set­tling for third spot af­ter de­feat­ing PSC Black.

Trang won a tro­phy, medals, ten­nis bags and RM2,000 in cash prize while PSC Red re­ceived medals and RM1,000. Sin­ga­pore Chi­nese Swim­ming Club and Taip­ing Chi­nese Re­cre­ation Club each won medals and RM750 and RM500 for fin­ish­ing third and fourth re­spec­tively.

Thien­vichai said they were very con­fi­dent of win­ning the tro­phy this time as the team had pre­pared well.

“It was a suc­cess­ful com­pe­ti­tion. So much of team work. It was a team ef­fort,” said Thien­vichai af­ter re­ceiv­ing the chal­lenge tro­phy from PSC pres­i­dent Loo Choo Teng.

Or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee chair­man Lim Cheng Eng said four teams from Aus­tralia, Sin­ga­pore, Thai­land and Ja­pan made up the 13 sides who com­peted in the three-day tour­na­ment.

Pic by K. Kan­diah.

Trang Ten­nis Club with their medals and tro­phy af­ter emerg­ing cham­pi­ons of the PSC In­ter­na­tional In­vi­ta­tional Ten­nis Tour­na­ment at the Pe­nang Sports Club Ten­nis com­plex in Jalan Utama in Ge­orge Town re­cently.

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