March 11, 2018

Qatar Junior Tennis team take second place in Davis Cup Pre-Qualifying

Qatar’s junior tennis team qualified to the 2018 Asia Oceania Qualifying event of Junior Davis Cup to begin in Thailand on March 26.

The Qatari team secured their place in qualifying event after taking the second place in the 2018 Asia Oceania Pre-Qualifying concluded in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Saturday.

In the final match, Qatar suffered a 1-2 defeat against hosts Sri Lanka.

The Qatari team began their campaign in the event with a 2-1 victory over Pakistan then defeated Philippines 2-1 in the quarterfinals before edging past Malaysia in the semifinals.

Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, Rashed Nawaf, Nasser Al Yafei represented the state of Qatar in the event.

Khalid Al Khelaifi, Board Member of the Qatar Tennis, Squash and Badminton Federation (QTSBF) and Chairperson of National Teams Committee congratulated the players on their qualification to Davis Cup Qualifying event to be held in Thailand later this month.

“We will provide our players with all possible support to qualify to the next level,” Al Khelaifi said.

Al Khelaifi also thanked the coaching and administrative staff of the national team for their efforts and commitment for implement the QTSBF strategy and to build strong national teams, which are able to compete in all age groups.