FIJI'S Tarani Kamoe and Annie Shannon booked their spot in the girl's doubles final during the Wilson Canterbury International Tennis Federation Grade Four Championship in Ashburton, New Zealand.
In a tight semi-final affair, Tarani and Shannon defeated the Kiwi pair of Sade Atkinson and Laura Wehner via a super tiebreaker 7-5, 0-6, 11-9.
ITF Pacific Oceania head coach Andrew Mailtorok said Tarani and Shannon fought hard.
He said at one staged it looked like that the duo would concede defeat.
"There was very good team work and communication from both players," Mailtorok said.
"They made fewer errors when they were serving. In the second set their opponents stepped up hitting powerfully.
"They were very aggressive and it looked like Annie and Tarani were going to lose the match.
"But during the super tie-break Tarani and Shannon rose to the occasion. They showed everyone that they were there to win."
"Both players were very calm and did not show their opponents any sign of being nervous. They were more aggressive and put pressure on their opponents to win the super tie-break."
"This was a great win for Tarani and Shannon and I'm very proud of their achievements."
Kamoe failed to reach the semi-finals of the girl's singles event.
She lost her quarter-final match to Mira Ruder Hook of the United States of America.
Kamoe went down 6-4, 6-0.
Mailtorok said Tarani struggled in the second set.
He said she took a cautious approach which prevented her from setting up winning points.
"Tarani put up a good fight in the first set but then struggled to play her game," Mailtorok said.
"She was being too cautious and hit most of her shots in the middle of the court. This did not put her in a good position to set up winning points as she had to defend more.
"In the second set Tarani's opponent was just moving and hitting well. She did not let Tarani come back in the match.
"There was a lot of running and hustling from Tarani but it was just not enough for her to win."