SEA Games 2017 First Tennis medal for Singapore in 22 years
24 August 2017
By Team Nila
Stefanie Tan's winning run at the 29th SEA Games came to an end earlier today (24 Aug) at the National Tennis Centre as she bowed out at the competition’s semi-final stage.
Despite a good fight, underdog Tan failed to overcome Thailand's Kumkhum Luksika, losing in straight sets (1-6, 1-6) to the competition favourite. Luksika was a gold medallist for the Women's team competition during the 2015 SEA Games.
As there are no third-placed playoffs in the tennis competition, this means that Stephanie Tan, in spite of her defeat, will bring home the bronze medal – the first SEA Games medal for Singapore Tennis since 1995 and the first women’s singles medal since 1983.
En-route to the semi-final, Tan defeated Tran Thuy Thanh Truc (VIE) 6-0, 6-0 in the quarter finals and Jawairiah Noordin (MAS) 6-0, 6-2 in the round of 16.
(Photos by Andrew Tan/Team Nila)