The Cambodian women’s tennis team won a bronze medal in the 32nd SEA Games after an unlucky loss to Indonesia. .
Som Chenda and Andrea Ka, of the Cambodian women’s tennis team, snagged third in the competition after losing 2-0 Ito Indonesia on Monday morning at the new national stadium, the Morodok Techo in Phnom Penh.
Who were they up against?
The tennis competition began on Saturday and sees participants from nine countries competing in seven different categories, namely the men’s team, women’s team, men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and finally the mixed doubles competition.
The road to the bronze medal saw the pair beat Singapore and Myanmar en-route to the game against Indonesia, where they lost to a strong team in front of both local and international spectators.
The Tennis Cambodia scene
This marks the first medal for Tennis Cambodia in the 2023 SEA Games, although with the competition far from over there is hope that it will not be the last of the medals.
Cambodian tennis has been going through a sort of renaissance over the last few years, with the sport being not only more successful, but also more popular than it has ever been.
Tennis Cambodia are sponsored by Golden Cambodia Century Group, as well as ABA bank, with this help leading the Kingdom to an unprecedented promotion in the Davis Cup last year, a success Team Cambodia are clearly building upon in the current SEA Games.
They were also arguably one of the best dressed teams within the competition while sporting their new attire provided to them by up and coming apparel designer Desportol.
You can check out Desportol here.
The final matches of the tennis competition are set to be played over the next few days, prior to the closing ceremony of the games which will take place on May17th.
This article is adapted from BPVE, (https://bpve.com/) reported and edited from the great team – Cambodia Sports Review. (https://www.cambodiasportsreview.com/)
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