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Vietnam advance to semi-finals at Junior Davis Cup/Junior Fed Cup

Vietnam advanced to the semi-final round of the Junior Davis Cup/Junior Fed Cup Asia Oceania Pre-Qualifying Tournament as the second-placed teams of their groups on February 26 in Indonesia.

In the Junior Davis Cup, Vietnam lost 1-2 to the Philippines, their first defeat at the event.

Nguyen Quang Vinh let his rival Joewyn Rey Pascua come from behind to win 6-4, 3-6, 4-6. Meanwhile, Pham Hoang Hieu lost 4-6, 4-6 to Joewyn Rey Pascua.

Later, Vinh and Truong Vinh Hien secured their only win of 6-3, 6-3 over Pascua and Rupert Ohrelle Tortal.

As second-placed in Group C, Vietnam will face Singapore in the last-four round.

In the Junior Fed Cup, Vietnam were defeated 1-2 by powerhouse Singapore in Group B.

Sophia Huynh Tran Ngoc Nhi pushed her team ahead by beating Claire Kye Sun Chan 7-5, 6-3. But her teammate Nguyen Minh Thuy Hang could not make it. She lost 2-6, 2-6 to Lerr Min Lim.

In the doubles match, Sophia and Ho Thi Truc Tam were down 3-6, 5-7 to Lim and Michelle Si Ting Yeo.

They will next play the Philippines in the semi-finals.