It seems like Ayu Fani Damayanti has secured a WC spot for MD in both tournaments. She lost in the semifinal of the Surabaya. :bounce:
The other 2 spots will get a WC in Qualifying Draw and the contenders are Sandy Gulmua, Liza Andriyani and Nudnida Luangnam.
Nudnida lost in the quarterfinal of Surabaya and RU in Thailand, while Liza didn't play in Thailand but still in the final of Surabaya. Sandy lost in the quarter of Thailand but in the final of Surabaya.
If Liza wins, Liza gets the WC and Sandy and Nudnida will have the same points, and thus, they will count the total sets played. I'm not sure about how they will count them.
If Sandy wins, Sandy and Nudnida will get the WC.
Aug 22nd, 2004, 02:45 PM
1-TONGSALEE Napaporn THA vs BYE
DAMAYANTIAyu Fani INA d. DITSRIPORN Nuntiporn THA 60 60
MULSAP PorntipTHA d. SRITAWAN Ontip THA 62 26 63
5-SAWONDARI Wukirasih INA d. JARASPHONGPISUTH Jiraporn THA 61 62
3-MENDE Septi INA d. CHAICHANACHAICHARN Ratchaya THA 62 76(4)
BUAKLEE Prim THA d. TARUWANSupranee THA 60 64
CHANTAWANNOP Penporn THA d. LUANPORN Narisa THA 26 62 61
6-THONGDACH Pichittra THA d. NIROJ Marissa THA 60 62
8-ROSA Maya INA d. SARAYA Ornchuma THA 60 61
SRITAWAN Khanita THA d. BOWORNCHOKCHAI Sasirin THA 21 Ret.
PHONKAN Daowadueng THA d. KHUNPITAK Punchanok THA 76(11) 75
4-LUANGNAM Nudnida THA d. NA-UDOM Jirathiti THA 62 60
7-LAMANGTHONG Orawan THA d. THUMRONGLUCK Kamolnadda THA 63 63
SAOVANA Kamonthip THA d. TARUWAN Praphasri THA 63 61
VIJUKSANABOON Varanya THA d. WANNASUK Nungnadda THA 26 63 64
2-GUMULYA Sandy INA vs BYE
DAMAYANTIAyu Fani INA d. 1-TONGSALEE Napaporn THA 6-3,6-0
5-SAWONDARI Wukirasih INA d. MULSAP PorntipTHA 6-3,6-0
3-MENDE Septi INA d. BUAKLEE Prim THA 6-2,7-6(4)
6-THONGDACH Pichittra THA d. CHANTAWANNOP Penporn THA 3-6,6-2,6-1
SRITAWAN Khanita THA d. 8-ROSA Maya INA 4-6,6-4,6-3
4-LUANGNAM Nudnida THA d. PHONKAN Daowadueng THA 2-6,6-3,6-3
7-LAMANGTHONG Orawan THA d. SAOVANA Kamonthip THA 7-6(3),6-2
2-GUMULYA Sandy INA d. VIJUKSANABOON Varanya THA 6-4,5-0 Ret.
DAMAYANTIAyu Fani INA d. 5-SAWONDARI Wukirasih INA 6-4,1-6,6-1
6-THONGDACH Pichittra THA d. 3-MENDE Septi INA 6-3,6-3
4-LUANGNAM Nudnida THA d. SRITAWAN Khanita THA 6-0,6-0
7-LAMANGTHONG Orawan THA d. 2-GUMULYA Sandy INA 7-5,4-6,6-4
DAMAYANTIAyu Fani INA d. 6-THONGDACH Pichittra THA 4-6,6-2,6-4
4-LUANGNAM Nudnida THA d. 7-LAMANGTHONG Orawan THA 6-3,2-6,6-3
DAMAYANTIAyu Fani INA d. 4-LUANGNAM Nudnida THA 4-6,6-2,6-3
Aug 22nd, 2004, 02:56 PM
1-Sandy Gumulya vs bye
Sediati Merdiningsih d. Dwi Utaminingsih 61 63
Dian Mayasari vs bye
7-Maya Rosa vs bye
4-Diana Julianto vs bye
Lavinia Tananta d. Natalia Indah 61 62
Aleta Sungkono d. Prissilia Anggrenny 62 64
8-Ayu Fani Damayanti vs bye
5-Nudnida Luangnam vs bye
Patricia Soesilo vs bye
Wei Ping Lee d. Widhy Setyorini 63 63
3-Septi Mende vs bye
6-Wukirasih Sawondari vs bye
Denise Harijanto d. Agustina Wibisono 62 61
Febri Joana d. Komang Sri Maryati 61 62
2-Liza Andriyani vs bye
1-Sandy Gumulya d. Sediati Merdiningsih 60 75
7-Maya Rosa d. Dian Mayasari 62 61
4-Diana Julianto d. Lavinia Tananta 63 64
8-Ayu Fani Damayanti d. Aleta Sungkono 60 60
5-Nudnida Luangnam d. Patricia Soesilo 67(4) 60 61
3-Septi Mende d. Wei Ping Lee 60 63
6-Wukirasih Sawondari d. Denise Harijanto 63 61
2-Liza Andriyani d. Febri Joana 60 61
1-Sandy Gumulya d. 7-Maya Rosa 60 61
8-Ayu Fani Damayanti d. 4-Diana Julianto 64 62
3-Septi Mende d. 5-Nudnida Luangnam 75 64
2-Liza Andriyani d. 6-Wukirasih Sawondari 62 61
1-Sandy Gumulya d. 8-Ayu Fani Damayanti 60 57 61
According to the news, in the first set, Ayu played below her normal level. And then in the second set, she made a come-back and started to develop her play. Gulmuya lost 5-7. In the third set, after 1-2. Ayu started making so many unforced errors and frustrate Ayu. She was found often screaming as her shots are either out or stuck on the net.
After her match Sandy said that her play was better than in the quarterfinal. Moreover, Ayu was not in her usual form and made lots of mistakes. Ayu commented on the hot weather.
2-Liza Andriyani d. 3-Septi Mende 62 61
1-Sandy Gulmuya vs Liza Andriyani
Great match to watch. Sandy just won 2 times over their 6 encounters.
Aug 22nd, 2004, 02:57 PM
One more thing to mention, Ayu is just 15 years old. And obviously she has improved so much than last year. All the best in Wismilak :bounce:
Aug 22nd, 2004, 02:59 PM
Some news during the Thailand pre-qualifying in Thailand.
The Nation, Aug 5, 2004
Meanwhile in Bangkok, top local junior Pichitttra Thongdach stormed into the second round of the first leg of the South East Asian PreQualifying Circuit at Ramkhamhaeng University yesterday.
Junior world No 25 Pichittra routed former national player Marissa Niroj 62 60 to join compatriot and top seed Napaporn Tongsalee, who received a first round bye, in the second round.
The world No 329 is set to play Indonesian Ayu Fani Damayanti, who thrashed local player Nuntiporn Ditsirporn 60 60. Another Thai teenager, Nudnida Luangnam, also moved on by defeating Jirathiti Naudom.
Sick Napaporn makes a shock exit
The Nation, Aug 6, 2004
Top seed Napaporn Tongsalee crashed out in the second round of the WTA South East Asian Pre-Qualifying Tennis Circuit event, losing haplessly to Indonesian Ayu Fani Damayanti 6-3 6-0 at the Ramkhamhaeng University courts yesterday.
The Thai, who won the tournament last year and received a wild card into the WTA Volvo Women’s Open, had a fever and did not pose much of a challenge, which saw her lose tamely in the most surprising result of the day.
The Nation, Aug 7, 2004
In Bangkok, three Thais yesterday paraded into the semi-final of the WTA South East Asian Pre-Qualifying Tennis Circuit at Ramkhamhaeng University.
Orawan Lamangthong produced the biggest upset of the day, beating second-seeded Sandy Gumulya of Indonesia 7-5 4-6 6-4 in the quarter-finals.
Compatriots Nudnida Luangnam and Pichittra Thongdach also advanced, with Nudnida blanking Khanita Sritawan 6-0 6-0 and Pichittra upending third-seeded Septi Mende of Indonesia 6-3 6-3.
The other semi-final was taken out by Ayu Fani Damayanti, who won an all-Indonesian clash against 1997 SEA Games gold medallist Sawondari Wukirasih 6-4 1-6 6-1.
The Nation, Aug 8, 2004
Meanwhile in Bangkok, local teenager Nudnida Luangnam and Indonesian Ayu Fani Damayanti will square off this morning in the final of the WTA South East Asian Pre-Qualifying Tennis Circuit at Ramkhamhaeng University.
Yesterday, Nudnida downed countrywoman Orawan Lamangthong 6-2 2-6 6-3 in the semi-finals while Damayanti benefited by a string of unforced errors from Thailand’s top junior Pichittra Thongdach to win the match 4-6 6-2 6-4. The Indonesian was leading 5-1 in the final set before the Thai girl managed to rally back to 4-5.
However Pichittra’s nerves finally gave in and she netted a backhander to surrender the match.
The Nation, Aug 9, 2004
Meanwhile in Bangkok, Indonesian Ayu Fani Damayanti stopped local hope Nudnida Luangnam to dominate the first leg of the WTA South East Asian Pre-Qualifying Circuit event at Ramkhamhaeng University yesterday.
Damayanti, the conqueror of top seed Napaporn Tongsalee, came from a set down to beat the Thai teenager 4-6 6-2 6-3 in the final. She picked up $1,000 and 25 accumulating points, while the Thai received $500 and 17 points.
The second leg will start on September 18 in Bali, Indonesia. A player with the best results from the two legs will earn a wild card into September’s WTA Wismilak Open in Indonesia and February’s Volvo Women’s Open in Pattaya.
Aug 22nd, 2004, 03:01 PM
Too bad only ONE Thai player in the Surabaya..
Aug 22nd, 2004, 03:03 PM
Today I heard that LUANGNAM Nudnida got one for qualifying WC.
Aug 22nd, 2004, 03:05 PM
Today I heard that LUANGNAM Nudnida got one for qualifying WC.
that means Gulmuya bear Andriyani then.
Aug 22nd, 2004, 04:40 PM
So Ayu is playing maindraw in Bali(This year) and Pattaya(Next year)????
Aug 22nd, 2004, 04:57 PM
Congrats Ayu for Maindraw at '04 Wismilak and '05 Volvo :D
:sad: Sick Napaporn
:sad: ONE Thai girl for WC !!
GO!!!!!! Thai & Indonesian girls
Aug 23rd, 2004, 12:53 AM
Seemingly all the Thais players flied to India instead of playing this event.
With that, Sandy and Nudnida will get the WC for Qualifying draw. Pity for Liza as she made it to round 2 of qualifying round.
Aug 23rd, 2004, 08:27 AM
Seemingly all the Thais players flied to India instead of playing this event.The tournament director should analysis " what's exactly reason why only one Thai players played Bali pre-qualifying." One thing IMO is they should consider pre-qualifying schedule to avoid the clash against ITF tournament.