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Thailand Defeats Hong Kong In Davis Cup Match At Thanyapura Phuket

February 21, 2014 Destination Thailand No Comments Email Email

The Thai Davis Cup team triumphed against Hong Kong 4-1 in the Zone Asia/Oceania, 1st round match at Thanyapura Phuket and will now go into the semi final clash with Kuwait on April 4-6.

After an uncertain start, which saw Thailand’s, Warit Sornbutnark, defeated in the opening match against Hong Kong’s Phillip King, the home team rallied to win the following four matches and triumph by an impressive margin.

From left: CEO Thanyapura Phuket, Michael Gilliam; Executive Chairman Chris McCormack, K. Maitree Inthusut; Vice President Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand, Lt. Gen Thawatchai Samutsakorn; K. Suwat Liptapanlop; Thanyapura Founder and Director, Klaus Hebben; Phuket Director of Sports Authority of Thailand, Virat Patee; Netipong Wichitwechakarn, Managing Director of Royal Advocate international Ltd; and Director of Marketing Debbie Dionysuis. On the final day Thailand’s Pruchya Isarow and Nuttanon Kadchapanan defeated Hong Kong’s Philip King and Ognian Kolev respectively, to wrap up victory in front of a packed house of cheering supporters.

The three-day Davis Cup match was opened by the President of the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand Suwat Liptapanlop and Phuket Governor Maitree Intusut who were welcomed by Thanyapura Founder Klaus Hebben and Thanyapura Executive Chairman, Chris McCormack, who is a four time triathlon world champion.

The BNP Paribas-sponsored event was moved from Bangkok to Phuket after Davis Cup organisers expressed concerns due to the current political uncertainty and Thanyapura Phuket, offering the same surface used for the Australian Open grand slam tournament, proved to be the perfect solution.

Thailand Davis Cup star Pruchya Isarow. “We were delighted with the opportunity to host this international event and I would like to congratulate Thailand on their success, and our team at Thanyapura for the seamless execution of a very important sporting occasion,” said Mr McCormack.

“Our tennis, swimming and triathlon academies offer world-class facilities, and we look forward to bringing more events of this stature to Phuket to put the Thanyapura Phuket destination firmly on the international map for sporting events and training camps.”

Thanyapura Phuket’s Olympic-standard pool recently played host to the British, Dutch, Italian, Hong Kong and Singapore national teams, with the centre’s facilities extending further to international-quality football, rugby and athletics amenities.

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