Tue, 21 Mar 2000

Dea wins Malaysia Int'l

JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian Dea Sumantri buckled down for the tennis title in the girls singles of the Malaysia International Junior Group 3 in Kuala Lumpur, defeating Ayano Taekushi of Japan 6-1, 2-6, 6-1 in the final on Sunday.

But Dea, partnered by Angelique Wijaya, lost in the doubles event in the tournament, which began on March 13. The Indonesian fourth seeds lost to second seeded Masayo Hasokawa and Yuki Arai of Japan 7-6, 6-7, 6-2. (yan)