Lim joins D Cup team vs Indonesia

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Lim joins D Cup team vs Indonesia

Albert Lim Sr. (second from left) receives the check on behalf of his son – Albert ‘AJ’ Lim Jr. – from tennis president Buddy Andrada. The financial assistance was provided by the Philippine Sports Commission for Lim’s international exposure. Also shown are Philta Board trustee Julito Villanueva and sec-gen Romeo Magat.

MANILA, Philippines – Top junior netter Alberto “AJ” Lim, Jr. has been named the newest member of the Philippine Davis Cup team priming up against rival Indonesia in their February showdown at the Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) tennis courts in Paco, Manila.

“I’m so honored to be part of team,” said Lim, “It’s a great team so I will do everything to help the team reach its goal. This is for the country so I need to play very hard.”

At 17, Lim thus became the youngest member of the Davis Cup.

A freshman at the University of the East, Lim is currently ranked No. 52 in the world junior rankings.

Aside from Lim, Philippine Tennis Association (Philta) sec-gen Romeo Magat said the other members of the team are Fil-Am Treat Huey, Ruben Gonzales and Casey Alcantara.

Martin Misa has also been tapped by Philta president Buddy Andrada as Davis Cup administrator while Karl Santamaria as team captain.

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