SEA Games: PH’s Amit beats Thai foe to start women’s 10-ball bid
MANILA, Philippines–Rubilen Amit of the Philippines put together a gritty stand to overcome Thailand’s Nuanthakhamjan Siripapor, 7-5, to open her 10-ball singles bid in the Southeast Asian Games Wednesday at Manila Hotel Tent.
Amit, third in the world rankings and a many-time SEA Games gold medalist, found herself trailing early in contest.
The 37-year-old finally got her bearings in the 5th rack, before mounting a blistering rally to upend her opponent for a spot in the quarterfinal.
Amit will face Vietnam’s Xuan Bui next, who is coming off a stellar 7-0 outing over Malaysia’s Poi Sei Wong.
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