Top-seed Aldila Sutjuadi and Christopher Rungkat of Indonesia beat Denise Dy and Treat Conrad Huey of the Philippines 6-7, 6-3, 13-11 on Tuesday in the 30th Southeast Asian Games tennis mixed doubles competition at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.
Sutjuadi and Rungkat saved three match points in the super tiebreak to book a spot in the semifinals.
“It was a tough match for us. They played very well, both of them. They played very solid also. In the super tiebreak, we were lucky that we are able to give them pressure during the matchpoint so they made a few mistakes. We were able to get the win in our first matchpoint,” said Sutjuadi.
“We had some chances in the end,” said Huey. “Three matchpoints but didn’t capitalized. Denise played great. She was the reason that we were in the match and had chances to win. But they are the number one seed for a reason. They played well in the end and they deserve to win. Tough match for us.”
In women’s singles, Priska Madelyn Nugroho of Indonesia eliminated top-seed Peangtarn Plipuech of Thailand 6-1, 6-4 to advance to the semifinals.
Sutjuadi, the second seed in women’s singles, beat Csilla Fodor of Vietnam 6-1, 6-2 while No. 3 Aunchisa Chanta of Thailand beat Charmaine Shi Yi Seah of Singapore.
Clarice Patrimonio of the Philippines, the silver medalist in 2017, lost to Savanna Ly Nguyen of Vietnam 2-6, 2-6.
In men’s singles, No. 1 Nguyen Daniel Cao of Vietnam beat Kenny Bun of Cambodia 6-0, 6-3 while Alberto Lim of the Philippines eliminated No. 8 Muhammad Shaheed Alam Bin Mdqsud Alam of Singapore 7-6, 6-4.