Alan Sou And Jack Wong Soak Up Pressure In New Zealand To Win Doubles Title

Alan Sou And Jack Wong Soak Up Pressure In New Zealand To Win Doubles Title

Saturday, February 6: Hong Kong duo Alan Sou Ming-chun and Jack Wong survived a stern test and came up trumps in New Zealand winning the doubles competition in the ITF Grade 3 Summer Championships.

Alan Sou And Jack Wong in the ITF Grade 3 Summer Championships

Sou and Wong lived up to their top billing as number one seeds as they served up a hard-fought win over local pair Finn Reynolds and Macsen Sisam in the doubles final winning 7-6(2), 7-5.

The Hong Kong pair had to battle hard after registering straightforward wins in the opening two rounds. In the quarterfinals they were taken into a sudden death third set before edging eighth-seeded Australians Alexander Crnokrak and Will Maher 6-4, 1-6, (10-6).

Then in the semi-finals Sou and Wong were pushed into a tie-break in the second set by fifth-seeded Japanese pair Shinji Hazawa and James Trotter winning 6-4, 7-6(1).

“Jack and I are very happy to win this tournament. We had tough matches in the last few matches including the semis and the final. Winning many crucial sudden deaths helped us secure the win, as well as winning both tiebreaks,” said an elated Sou.

Sou also continued his good form in the singles reaching the semi-finals where he lost to eventual champion Adam Walton of Australia 6-3, 6-4. Walton defeated compatriot Christopher Cox 6-3, 6-3 to win the singles title.

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