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Susanto remains on track for double
Saturday, December 7, 2013

Top seed Anthony Susanto is paving his way towards two gold medals at the 48th Brunei International Tennis Federations (ITF) Junior Circuit.

The 17 year old booked his spot in the semi-finals of the boy's singles after taking out Thailand's Vorachon Rakpuangchon 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 yesterday.

Susanto is lined up to play fourth seed and fellow Indonesian Bryan Husin at the National Tennis Centre of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas today.

"I actually lost 3-6, 7-5, 5-7 to Rakpuangchon two weeks ago during the Phinma International Juniors in Philippines," Susanto told The Brunei Times.

"I played better than the first time I played when I found it hard with the weather.

"I'm feeling really happy because we got to meet again and this was my revenge win," said Susanto.

Susanto stepped on the court once more with fellow national Christian Alvin Edison as third seeds and wiped out the top seeded boy's doubles team of Singapore's Joshua Liu and Rakpuangchon 6-1, 6-1 to advance to the final.

They will meet No 2 seeds Achmadi Prayoga and Hutauruk Tio Juliandi of Indonesia in the final today.

"I was also feeling good about our doubles game but our opponents weren't really that good as a team," said Susanto.

Watching over the No 3 seeds was their coach Elbert Sie.

"Both of them played well in the doubles," said Sie.

"Susanto also did pretty good in the first set this morning but in the second, he lost his game because he changed his style. I felt he could have finished it in two sets but he lost his momentum from the change," he said.

"In the third set the other guy seemed like he was pretty tired and even though Anthony was playing tight, he still took the win."

Japan's Miyo Kobayashi, the circuits No 1 seed for the girl's singles, suffered an upset, following a double bagel 6-0, 6-0 loss to compatriot Saya Usai, the No 6 seed.

Kobayashi who is also the top seed in the girl's double with Indonesia's Damarsari Arrum sealed their spot in the final after defeating third seeds Usai and Yuri Katano from Japan 6-3, 6-4.

They will face No 2 seeds Balce Maia Bernadette of Philippines and Chen Han-Chi of Chinese Taipei today.

Courtesy from Brunei Times