SEA Games: Amit rallies to beat tough Thai foe in 10-ball singles
Paul Lintag on Dec 04, 2019 12:06 PM
Taking on Thailand’s Nuanthakhamjan Siripapor Wednesday at the Manila Hotel Tent, Amit rallied from three racks down to score a sensational 7-5 victory. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)
MANILA — Two-time world Champion Rubilen Amit was challenged right from the start in women’s 10-ball singles of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.
Taking on Thailand’s Nuanthakhamjan Siripapor Wednesday at the Manila Hotel Tent, Amit rallied from three racks down to score a sensational 7-5 victory.
Siripapor was in position to force a decider but she missed the final 10-ball. Amit didn’t and the Filipina is through to the quarterfinals.
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The Thai missed the final 10-ball that would have forced a 6-all tie#SEAGames2019 pic.twitter.com/B1VNXcUJi1
Down 0-3, Amit got a break in the fourth rack, banking an 8-ball to the side pocket. That started Amit’s run, winning four of the next five racks to force a 5-all tie.
“Yung 8-ball na nag-safety siya [Siripapor] and na-banda ko sa side pocket na na-call, dun nag-start,” Amit said.
“Buti na lang naka-recover naman,” she added.
Amit’s next match is to be determined.
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