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Phuket tennis hopes dashed at ITF tennis tournament

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PHUKET: Hopes of a Phuket player qualifying for the main draw of the Chang ITF Pro Circuit tournament 2011 being held at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club (TSLC) were dampened yesterday with Tachakorn Tonnon exiting the competition in the very first match.

Tachakorn, who plays his tennis out of Chalong, lost 6-0, 6-0 to Wing-Lun Lam of Hong Kong in a best of three sets encounter in just under an hour.

However, the score does not do justice to the young man’s efforts. Nerves certainly played a part in Tachakorn’s defeat, but it was clear that by midway through the second set his confidence was beginning to grow.

Rallies between him and his opponent increased in length, his ground strokes were more assured and he began to move Lam around the court.

Unfortunately, his form came too late and Lam was able to close out for a comfortable victory.

“Yes, I was quite nervous out there. I don’t think I practiced enough before the event. I’m glad to have had the experience, and I hope to have another chance in the future,” Tachakorn said to the Phuket Gazette.

TSLC vice president Dave Roberts – formerly ranked 445 in the world himself – was impressed with Tachakorn’s play.

“He (Tachakorn) has very good fundamentals, but the problem with players of this caliber is that they can hit well but are not getting enough match and tournament practice,” Dave explained.

There may still be hope for Tachakorn. Should a player scheduled to play in the second qualifying tournament next week forfeit his entry, Tachakorn could be called up to fill the vacancy.

Pavaporn Limsakul, Phuket’s second wild card entry, will play in the second qualifying tournament next week.

The Phuket Gazette and Blue Wave 90.5fm radio will keep readers and listeners informed of the tournament’s progress until its conclusion on November 12.

— Neil Quail



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Police hunting for driver in hit and run – Patong

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Patong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)

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PHUKETWARNING: Extreme graphic contentPatong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)VIDEO: Newshawk Phuket

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UPDATE: Response to Rabies zone in Chalong

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‘Following the earlier reported rabies incident in Chalong, the Soi Dog Foundation yesterday (Friday, January 18) teamed up with The DLD and Chalong OBT to carry out vaccinations in the area the infected dog was discovered.

Jointly, the team was successful in vaccinating 128 dogs in a swift response to what is hoped to be an isolated case.

Working alongside the Chalong OBT and DLD, they carried out a door-to-door exercise, alerting local residents of the specific area in order to perform precautionary vaccinations of their pets, as well as street dogs in the vicinity.

Soi Dog Foundation, along with the Chalong Public Health Representative and DLD Representative, Dr.Suthat, are keen to urge the public that this is not an outbreak and are hopeful that it is an isolated incident.

However, as a further measure to ensure this remains as such, the team will continue with the rabies vaccination program on Monday, January 21.’

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Police searching for the killer after shooting near Saphan Hin

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A Thai man has been shot dead near Saphan Hin in eastern Phuket earlier today. The arrest warrant has already been issued for the suspect.

The Wichit Police were notified of the incident on Rattanakosin 200 pi Road near Saphan Hin at 3.40am this morning.

Police and rescue workers arrived to find the body of 30 year old Teerasak Saeong from Phuket covered with blood and laying on the road. Two bullet wounds were found on his right and left temple.

Seven bullets were also found around Mr Teerasak’s body. Nearby they found a motorbike. His body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for full autopsy and identification.

Witnesses told police that Mr Teerasak was stopped on his motorbike and was talking with the suspect who was in a black car. The suspect shot at Mr Teerasak and sped away.

Mr Teerasak was the son of a member of Rassada’s Municipal Council. At this stage police believe that the two had personal conflicts. Police are now searching for the driver of the vehicle who shot Mr Teerasak.

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