SEA Games: Amit rallies to beat tough Thai foe in 10-ball singles

Paul Lintag on Dec 04, 2019 12:06 PM
SEA Games: Amit rallies to beat tough Thai foe in 10-ball
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.

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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