July 16th 2018 - the first round of ITF Junior Circuit G5 - Kichi Kichi Cup 2018 began at Phu Tho Tennis Club with the participation of more than 100 young players from 20 countries on the world.
On the first day of the tournament, the young Vietnamese players had very active matches, including many of the Hung Thinh team. The most impressive player is Tran Thuy Thuc from Hung Thinh Ho Chi Minh City team. She is the only female tennis player of Vietnam entered the second round after beating India's Laksanya Vishwanath 2-0 (6/3, 6/1). The other mens of the Hung Thinh Ho Chi Minh City are Tat Thai Nguyen and Vo Hoang Hung also entered the second round. Thai Nguyen beated Yu Hsien Wang 6/2, 6/1, Hoang Hung wins Rudolfs Aksenoks. (Latvia) 7/6, 6/0.
The remaining Vietnamese players lost due to lacking of experience or too strong opponents. Le Thao Han lost Chia Yi Tsao 0-2 (0/6, 2/6), Nguyen Minh Thuy Isabelle Coman lost 1-2 (6/3, 4/6, 4/6), Le Khanh Duy lost to Jun Ha Hyun (Korea) 1-2 (2/6, 6/3, 1/6), Phan Diem Quynh lost to Elsa Wan (Malaysia) 0-2 (0/6, 1/6).
Due to the heavy rain in the afternoon, the Organizing Committee has decided to delay the remaining matches to tomorrow morning (17/7).