SINGAPORE - National junior tennis player Matthias Wong clinched a place in the Longines Future Tennis Aces tournament in Paris after winning the Singapore qualifying trial on Friday (April 7).
The 12-year-old, who was undefeated throughout the April 3-7 qualifying trial, beat fellow 12-year-old Joshua Cheng 6-1 7-5 in the final at the Singapore University of Technology and Design.
He will join 19 other tennis players under age 13, each of different nationality, at the June 1-3 Longines tournament, which takes place alongside the French Open - tennis' second Grand Slam of the year.
Besides a tournament cup, the overall winner will receive a Longines watch and an annual tennis scholarship, valued at US$2,000 (S$2,800) per year, until they turn 16.
Matthias, who has been playing tennis for eight years, told The Straits Times: "I'm expecting that there will be a lot of good players (in Paris) and I hope to learn from them so I know what to improve on."