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Kamoe into the quarters

Zanzeer Singh
Friday, January 25, 2013

NATIONAL rep Tarani Kamoe qualified for the quarter-finals of the Wilson Canterbury International Tennis Federation Grade Four Championship in Ashburton, New Zealand.

Kamoe won her third round match against Petra Hule of Australia.

She beat her Aussie opponent who was the tenth seed in straight sets 7-5, 6-2.

ITF Pacific Oceania coach Andrew Mailtorok said Kamoe made a slow start in the match.

"At the end it was a great result achieved by Tarani," Mailtorok said.

"She started slow in the beginning of the match but then things turned quickly in her favour. Tarani moved well and got back some amazing angles shots from her opponent"

"She ran everything down and hit with great pace and accuracy to win the second set with ease. It was a good performance all around."

Papua New Guinea's Marcia Tere Apisah failed to reach the quarter-finals.

She lost her third round match to Sasha Bollweg of Australia 7-5, 3-6, 1-6.

In the doubles quarter-finals Annie Shannon and Kamoe beat Anja Dokic and Maddison Inglis 6-3, 7-5.

Mailtorok said Shannon and Kamoe played positively.

"The performance was excellent and they played with lots of positive energy in the first set," Mailtorok said.

"In the second set things slowed down a little. They started make a few double faults to give their opponents couple of games which boosted their confidence. But then Annie and Tarani stepped up at the right moment."

"Tarani moved and played aggressive to win points. Annie served out the match getting all her first serves in."

"It was an outstanding battle and our girls showed a lot of determination."