Junior Davis Cup ’19 – Qualifying Round: Chinese Taipei beat Pakistan in Opener

Pakistani players made a poor start of their Junior Davis Cup campaign after losing the opener 0-3 against Chinese Taipei in the final qualifying round of the Junior Davis Cup at Bangkok, Thailand.

In the first singles match, Abdullah Adnan suffered 2-6, 4-6 defeat at the hands of Kai Shiang Yang while Zalan Khan was defeated 4-6, 0-6 by Cheng Tang in the second match.

In the doubles encounter, the Pakistan pair of Abdullah Adnan and Rayan Jawwad lost their match 3-6, 3-6 to Yu Shiang Huang and Cheng Tang.

Pakistan will now play against Thailand. Pakistan have been placed in Group C with Chinese Taipei, Thailand and Philippines.

Pakistan Junior Davis Cup team non-playing captain Rashid Malik said: “Pakistan players played well but have to improve mentally on crucial points.  We had chances but the players couldn’t avail them. We will fight better Inshallah.”

Kai Shiang Yang beat Abdullah 6-2 6-4
Cheng Tang beat Zalan 6-4 6-0
Shiang/Cheng beat Abdullah/Rayan 6-3 6-3

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