VN’s tennis star loses in Singapore F1’s semis hinh anh 1Tennis player Ly Hoang Nam (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s top tennis player Ly Hoang Nam failed to progress in the Singapore F1 Men’s Futures in both the singles and doubles events.

Sixth-seeded Nam was defeated by No 1 Dayne Kelly of Australia 6-3, 6-3 in the semi-final of the singles event on May 27.

Kelly, however, failed to take the title after losing 6-3, 6-3 to Japanese Hiroyasu Ehara in the final match on May 28.

Nam and Vijay Sundar Prashanth of India were the No 1 pair in the doubles event, but they were ousted in the quarter-final, losing 6-4, 4-6, 10-12 to Japan’s Issei Okamura and Arata Onozawa.

Nam remains in Singapore to take part in the F2 event, which starts on May 29 at the same venue.

In the first round on May 29, Vietnamese Nguyen Hoang Thien is scheduled to play Aryan Goveas of India, who is the No 2 seed here.

Thien is seeded No 10 in the qualification round, where he got a walk over after his rival Punnakrit of Kritakara retired at 7-5, 1-2 on May 27.

Nam’s schedule has not been updated in the tournament’s website.-VNA