Vietnamese women in junior FED Cup qualifiers for the first time

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Vietnam's young women table tennis team have qualified for the International Tennis Federation's (ITF) Junior FED Cup qualifiers for the first time after finishing third at the pre-qualifying contest in Malaysia.

Sy Boi Ngoc and Dao Minh Trang lost in straight sets to China in their Group A opener but beat Iran in straight sets to finish second in the group.

The Vietnamese girls then beat Sri Lanka 2-0 to finish third at the tournament behind leaders China and hosts Malaysia in second place.

Only three teams from the Asia-Pacific region can qualify for the qualifying round to take place in Australia in April.

The Vietnamese boys team, Tran Minh Thong, Hoang Bao Long and Trinh Long Giang, lost to Iran and Sri Lanka in the group stages.

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