FIJI'S Annie Shannon will feature in the New South Wales Junior International which starts at the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre tomorrow.
This will be Shannon's second week of international tennis competition in Australia.
Last week Shannon competed in the Sydney Junior International where the Natabua High School student reached the quarter-finals of the girls open doubles.
Shannon with her Japanese partner Ayano Sonoda qualified for the quarter-finals after beating Nicole Kraemer and Claudia May in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.
However, in the quarter-finals Shannon and Sonoda eventually went down to the champions Anja Dokic and Katerina Valos 6-3-6-2.
Earlier Shannon bombed out of the girl's singles consolations.
Shannon was relegated to the consolations after suffering a first round defeat in the main singles draw.
In the consolations Shannon lost in the second round to Alexandra Bozovic 6-3, 6-2.
International Tennis Federation Pacific Oceania development officer Gene Ridgway said Shannon's trip was funded by the Grandslam Development Fund, Oceania Tennis Federation and the ITF.
"It is a great experience for Annie to be competing internationally again," Ridgway said.
"The New South Wales Junior International is a grade four ITF junior circuit event. She will be seeded either fifth or sixth in the singles. This will be a tougher event"
"Andrew Mailtorok the coach based at the Regional Tennis Centre in Lautoka will take the Pacific team to New Caledonia on October 22. The team will comprise of Ruby Coffin from Fiji, Larry Magalasin of American Samoa and Michael Emery from Tahiti."
"They will compete in an Under-12 international tournament. After that Mailtorok will attend the ITF Asian coaching conference in Bangkok from November 7-10. This is a great opportunity for Andrew to learn more of the latest techniques and coaching skills from world experts and bring the knowledge back with him to the Pacific players and coaches."