Tamachan Momkoonthod and Varunya Wongteanchai after their victory.
Tamachan Momkoonthod and Varunya Wongteanchai after their victory.

Tamachan and Varunya take the doubles title

sports August 12, 2017 06:22

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
The Nation

Tamachan Momkoonthod made amends for her last week’s defeat in the final by beating Stefanie Tan of Singapore and Genevieve Lorbergs of Australia with a new partner Varunya Wongteanchai to win the women’s doubles title in the US$15,000 PTT-LTAT Academy Men’s Circuit 2 in Nonthaburi yesterday.

The 20-year-old and her Indian partner Pranjala Yadlapalli lost the doubles final in Circuit 1 a week ago. This week she was not to be denied her first ITF win. With World University Games player Varunya by her side, Tamachan won 6-3 6-4 at the LTAT National Tennis Development Centre.

“It’s good to win after losing the final a week ago. We made some mistakes but we recovered fast to win the match. I must thank my partner for helping me to win,” said Tamachan, who dedicated her victory to her mother on the eve of the Mother’s Day in the Kingdom.

Varunya will next week team up with two-time WTA doubles winner Varatchaya in a US$25,000 ITF event here. Both the players will represent the country in the Universiade Summer Games in Taiwan.

“My sister and I need to practise together before the Games as we hardly play as a team. We want to have good results in Taiwan,” said the 24-year-old Varunya.

In the men’s doubles final, Sora Fukuda and Sho Katayama of Japan dashed the hopes of Pruchya Isarow and India’s Karunuday Singh by coming from behind to win their match 5-7 7-5 10-8.