JORDANIANS INTO ASIAN SEMIS
Jan 12, 2017
Jordan has enjoyed a successful Asian Junior Tennis Championships (U14) so far with two players through to the semi-finals of an event that runs through to January 21.
Abdullah Shelbayeh reached the semi-final by beating Aadit Subedi of Nepal, Md Forhad Islam Rodro of Cambodia and C. Nilaweera of Sri Lanka without dropping a single set, and he will play Neleka Dissanayake of Sri Lanka in the last four on Friday.
His teammate Mohammad Alkotop reached the quarter-final stage but lost to Syria's Taym Alazmeh 2-0.
In the female section, Jana Al Khatib also booked a semi-final spot after beating Sri Lanka's A. Kurera 2-0, and will play another Sri Lankan, Maria Breidy, tomorrow.
Her teammate Randa Al Qudsi enjoyed a strong run but lost in the quarter-finals to Sri Lanka's N. Weerawansa.
The four Jordanian players were chosen based on results from the West Asian Championships recently hosted by Jordan Tennis Federation.