# Lakeview edge Hytech PJ to retain title in round robin league
# Champions pocket RM5,000 in prize money
Defending champions Wilson Lakeview from Kuala Lumpur retained their title in the 8th 1Malaysia Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor Team Tennis Invitational Tournament which ended in Kota Kinabalu on Sunday.
The champions pocketed RM5,000 in prize money that came with the title. Wilson Lakeview finished the round robin tournament unbeaten.
In their final match Wilson Lakeview triumphed 3-2 over HYTECH from Petaling Jaya. HYTECH returned home RM3,000 richer while third place went to KK Frenz of Kota Kinabalu who won RM2,000.
A total of 10 teams took part in this year’s tournament which was played at the Likas Tennis Courts and Sutera Tennis Courts.
Teams that competed apart from Wilson Lakeview, HYTECH PJ and KK Frenz were Ranau LTA, Suria Tennis, Sandakan DTA, Head Hunters, Kent Teachers Institute, Gugusan Dominasi Banditz and TC Sports.
An interesting feature in this tournament was that the teams were represented by 10 nationalities as their players came from South Korea, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Italy, France, Latvia, Holland and Malaysia.
“It is a tournament where you build friendship bridges and it was nice to see players from various nationalities representing their teams,” said Sabah Tennis Association president Johnson Koh.
“It was a very international tournament. Most of the players are either based in peninsula Malaysia and Sabah. It created a harmonious atmosphere throughout the competition.”