Story by Tessa Cho/Red Sports
Nanyang Technological University, 9th September 2013 — Felix Wee of Singapore Management University (SMU) beat Brian Colin of National University of Singapore (NUS) 9–4 to win the tennis men’s singles gold in the Singapore University Games (SUniG).
Throughout the match, both players traded deep and powerful shots that kept their opponent at the baseline. Their consistency was also put to a test with both sides doing their best to keep the ball in play and not commit any unforced errors. Ultimately, Felix Wee of SMU emerged victorious with his more composed performance.
“It was tight at the start because I think we were both nervous. But as the game moved on, we became more warmed up and I managed to get a 4—1 lead. That made me more comfortable and I started to play better and things just picked up from there,” said Felix. Felix used to be part of the national youth tennis team and has been playing tennis since he was 9 years old.
For Brian Colin of NUS, a French exchange student from Erasmus University in Holland, the weather and competing at night were new experiences for him.
He said: “The opponent was pretty good and aggressive. He also had good first serves. I made quite a few mistakes and lost a couple of important points which gave the match away.”
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