NATIONAL reps Tarani Kamoe and Annie Shannon returned home with a silver medal after participating in the 2012 Oceania Tennis Championship in New Caledonia last week.
Kamoe and Shannon lost in the final of the women's doubles competition. They went down to the Samoan pair of Melany Ahoy and Steffi Carruthers. Fiji Tennis Association executive member and national coach Naga Reddy said it was good to see the girls reach the final.
He said Carruthers was among the first scholarship holders at the International Tennis Federation Regional Tennis Centre in Lautoka.
Reddy said the Samoans provided stiff competition for Annie and Tarani.
"We are building these two players for the girls doubles event in the upcoming international tournaments," Reddy said.
"Reaching the final is a big achievement. Both Tarani and Annie are now slowly forming a winning combination. We will work with them to enhance their game.
"Hopefully we will see them in action together during the Pacific junior team's tour of Australia next year. They are our medal prospects for the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea."
Papua New Guinea's Marcia Tere-Apisah won the girls singles title.
Results: Men Team Event: Gold-New Caledonia, Silver-Australia, Bronze-Vanuatu; Women Team Event: Gold-Samoa, Silver-Australia, Bronze-Papua New Guinea; Women Singles: Gold-Marcia Tere-Aprsah (PNG), Silver-Steffi Carruthers (Samoa), Bronze- Yaelle Honakoko (New Caledonia) Women Doubles: Gold-Melany Ahoy, Steffi Carruthers (Samoa), Silver-Tarani Kamoe, Annie Shannon (Fiji), Bronze-Marcia Tere-Apisah, Lorish Puluspene(PNG); Men Doubles: Gold-Brett Patton, Adam Alessandrini (Australia), Silver-Troy Hardgreaves, Bruce Osborne (Australia), Bronze-Nickolas N'Godrela, Samuel Journet (New Caledonia).