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ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors

By Mei Kuan

Coleman Wong from Hong Kong and Funa Kozaki from Japan were crowned champions for individual boys and girls titles in the ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors J4 Perak 2019. The tournament which was held at the Perak Tennis Arena in Ipoh from April 23 to 28 April 2019 had gathered a total of 108 players from 21 countries.

ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors J4 Perak 2019 was jointly organised by Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia and Lawn Tennis Association of Perak.

Fazwil Wahid, the vice president of Lawn Tennis Association of Perak cum tournament director described the success of organising an international championship as a catalyst for Perakean youth to join the sport just like how the state produced the number one national tennis player, Siew Yeow Meng in the era of 2006 till 2010. Below are the full results of the finals:

Singles (Boys)
Coleman Wong (HKG) won Reese Falck  (NZL): 6-2, 7-5

Doubles (Boys)
Reese Falck (NZL) / Jose Antonio (PHI) won Chun Lam (HKG) / Woobin Shin (KOR): 6-4, 6-4

Singles (Girls)
Funa Kozaki (JPN) won Salsa Aher (IND): 6-2, 6-4

Doubles (Girls)
Chanta A / Kuerum Supapitchapabial (THA) won Xinvue Hu (JPN) / Jing Yang (CHN): 6-2, 6-2

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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