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(Asiad) S. Korea takes men's team gold in soft tennis

2014/10/04 13:46

INCHEON, Oct. 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korea captured the men's team gold medal in soft tennis at the Asian Games on Saturday, taking its sixth gold from the sport on the final day of competition.

South Korea defeated Japan 2-0 in the team final at Yeorumul Tennis Courts.

The team competition features a doubles match, followed by a singles match and, if necessary, a second doubles match in the best-of-three format.

Kim Dong-hoon and Kim Beom-jun, the men's doubles gold medalists here, won the first doubles match, 5-3, over Hidenori Shinohara and Koji Kobayashi.

In the next singles, Kim Hyeong-jun, who won gold in the men's singles, defeated Koichi Nagae 4-2 to clinch the gold medal for South Korea without having to play another doubles match.

This was the third Asiad gold here for Kim Beom-jun, who'd earlier won the men's doubles gold with Kim Dong-hoon and the mixed doubles title with Kim Ae-kyung.

jeeho@yna.co.kr

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