The men’s singles match was held on the first day. Indonesia was left behind 0-1, as Gunawan Trismuwantara was defeated by Barbados top tennis player Darian King, 1-6,1-6.
Meanwhile, on the second day, Justin Barki was successfully held to a 1-1 draw after defeating host representative, Kaipo Marshall 6-2, 6-4.
“We laud Justin’s performance, who was able to meet the target of the Indonesian team to hold a draw to host in the first day,” Indonesian team captain Febi Widhiyanto stated in a press statement on Saturday.
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Such results benefited Indonesia’s Merah Putih team, he pointed out.
“We will apply more pressure on the opponents on the second day,” he stressed.
Indonesia will pair Justin Barki and Gunawan Trismuwantara to face the pair Darlan King-Haydn Lewis from Barbados in the men’s doubles match.
The Merah Putih pair to play in the game are different from the initial plan. While drawing, Febi was listed to play with Justin Barki.
“The men’s doubles will be the key to this game. It is time for the young to prove themselves,” Widhiyanto noted.
Meanwhile, in the men’s singles match on the second day, Barki was scheduled to play again against Darian King. In the closing game, Tismuwantara will face Kiapo Marshall.
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