Nationalchampionship runner-up Nguyen Hoang Thien of Ho Chi Minh City had nodifficulty in beating overseas Vietnamese Vu Aterm of the Military Team6-2, 6-1.
The Military Team’s Ho Huynh Dan Mach camefrom behind to overcome Lam Quang Tri of Ca Mau before Tri had toretire with an injury.
Tran Hoang Anh Khoa trouncedMilitary teammate Le Cong Tien 6-3, 6-2. Hanoi’s Trinh Linh Giang wasalso leading rising star Nguyen Dac Tien 6-2, 3-0, before the teenagerwithdrew from injury.
In the main round, Thien andKhoan will play in Group A where they will meet wildcard holders formernational champion Do Minh Quan (Ho Chi Minh City) and Pham Minh Tuan (DaNang). In Group B, Mach and Giang will face Le Quoc Khanh (Ho Chi MinhCity) and Tran Thanh Hoang (Military).
In thewomen’s event, Huynh Phi Khanh overpowered Dao Minh Trang 7-6, 6-3 in anall Ho Chi Minh City match in Group A, while Tran Thi Tam Hao beat TranThi Thanh Thanh of Tay Ninh 6-1, 6-1.
In Group B,Ho Chi Minh City’s Huynh Phuong Dai Trang defeated teammate Si Boi Ngoc6-0, 6-1, while Nguyen Ai Ngoc Van from Ho Chi Minh City won 6-1, 6-0over Le Thi Thanh Thuy of Kien Giang.-VNA