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Sandakan’s men clinch tennis gold
Published on: Wednesday, December 20, 2023
By: GL Oh
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Sandakan’s men clinch tennis gold
The Sandakan (centre), Kota Kinabalu (left) and joint third placed Kalabakan and Tawau teams after receiving their medals from Sabah Sports Council deputy director Valerie Wong (front fifth right).
Kota Kinabalu: Sandakan clinched the tennis men’s team title in the 10th Sabah Games after defeating host Kota Kinabalu 3-0 in the final.

Their first point was delivered by Stevie Alfie Silvester in the first singles after he thrashed Danish Afif Aziz 6-1, 6-0 and the second from the doubles siblings Rishigeswaran and Sharrvineswaran Uigneswaran with a straight sets victory over Alan Irfan and Mohd Fareed 6-4, 6-3 before Mohd Asyahmie Haffizie Suhaili delivered the winning point with a three-set 6-1, 0-6, 10-8 win over Samuel Guansing in the second singles.

Team manager Silvester Lawai said their women’s team also did well to win a bronze.

He praised the players’ fighting spirit and he expects they will deliver more medals in the coming individual events.

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