Noh Ho-young and Kim Yoo-jin win back-to-back titles at Jang Ho-bae Junior Tennis Tournament

Noh Ho-young (17, Osan GS) and Kim Yoo-jin (18, Ansan TA) won back-to-back titles in the men’s and women’s singles at the Jangho Hongjong Munbae Junior Tennis Tournament, a showdown of Korean tennis dreams.토토사이트

Noh defeated Lee Woong-bi (18, Seo Incheon High School) 2-0 (6-3, 6-0) in the men’s singles final of the 67th Jang Ho Bae on Friday at the Myeongji Indoor Tennis Center in Yongin.

It was the eighth consecutive men’s singles title for Noh, who also defeated Jeong Yeon-yeon (16-JWONTA) 2-0 in the final last year. Last year, Noh was selected as the second “Jangho Next Generation” scholar sponsored by the Jangho Tennis Foundation.

The foundation provides Next Generation Scholars with an annual travel stipend worth 50 million won to compete in overseas tournaments. Jang Joon Kim (17-Sinkron TA), the first Jangho Next Generation scholar, was seeded first and Ho Young Noh was seeded second. However, Kim fell 0-2 (4-6, 4-6) to Jung in the first round of the tournament, so the ‘Scholar Derby’ will have to wait until another time.

In the women’s singles final on the same day, Kim Yoo-jin defeated her teammate Choi On-yu (17) 2-0 (6-2, 7-6) to complete her second straight victory. Kim, who gained experience in major junior tournaments by qualifying for the Australian Open and French Open this year, will graduate from the junior stage this year and begin her adult tour challenge next year.

The Jang Ho Bae was founded in 1957 with the aim of identifying and nurturing outstanding junior tennis players at an early age. Now in its 67th year, the Jang Ho Bae is the only invitational junior tournament in Korea.

Current Korean men’s tennis ‘signature’ Kwon Soon-woo (26-Dangjin City Hall) won the 59th Jangho Bae in 2015, while the 58th edition in 2014 was won a year earlier by Australian Open quarterfinal hero Chung Hyun (27). Almost all of the players who have made Korean tennis history, including Lee Deok-hee (30-time champion), Lee Hyung-taek (37-time runner-up), and Jeon Mi-ra (37 and 38-time champion), have competed in the tournament.

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