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Jakarta Post

SEA Games: Three golds show what Indonesian tennis is made of

  • Ramadani Saputra
    Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Manila, Philippines   /   Sun, December 8, 2019   /  05:02 pm
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Jessy Rompies (left) and Beatrice Gumulya prepare to receive the serve from their Thai opponents Tamarine Tanasugarn and Peangtarn Plipuech during the women's doubles tennis final at the 30th Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. The Indonesian duo won gold after winning 6-3, 6-3.(JP/Ramadani Saputra)

The Indonesian tennis squad has excelled at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines, showing their true capability by nailing three gold medals, exceeding their initial two-gold target. On Saturday, the national squad grabbed an additional two gold medals from the women’s doubles and mixed doubles after Aldila Sutjiadi won the gold first for the country in the women’s singles event on Friday. With Friday and Saturday’s successes, Indonesia was the dominating nation in the individual competition, leaving just the men’s singles and doubles golds to Vietnam and the Philippines, respectively. This year's Games did not feature a team competition. However, the Red-and-White squad cannot enjoy the party for too long, as they are now faced with some tough tasks. Finding backing from sponsors and seeking new talents are now th...