BROTHERS William and Tony O'Connell have been eyed to boost Fiji Tennis Association's medal bid during the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.
The pair, who reside in the US, have dual citizenship, having been born here.
Their father, Dan, is the former International Tennis Federation Pacific Oceania development officer who was based in Fiji for more than 20 years.
William aged 21, represented the Pacific Oceania Davis Cup team in the group three competition in the United Arab Emirates.
In his final singles tie, William lost to Oman's number one Khalid Al Nabhani 6-4, 3-6, 1-6.
The Pacific Oceania team, which had the services of Daniel Llarenas (Guam), Brett Baudinet (Cook Islands) and Gilles de Gouy (Tahiti), failed to spark at the event and has been relegated to the group IV competition next year.
Fiji Tennis Association committee member and head coach Naga Reddy said William played extremely well in the time-frame he was given to prepare for the tournament.
He said they wanted to send a powerful squad to PNG with medals in mind.
"Tony is also doing well in the United States," Reddy said.
"The brothers are strong contenders for a spot in the national team for the 2015 Pacific Games.
"We have Daneric Hazelman in the United States.
"He is the coach for the New Mexico Military Institute. So we hope to announce a strong team with an aim to win some medals.
"The boys from the United States are expected to participate in the Fiji Open next year.
"We will be monitoring their progress in the tournaments they play abroad.
"We have the local players such as Divashkar Reddy, Christopher Hargrove, Raynald Singh, Krishneel Kumar and Kunal Singh knocking on the national team door. "For the girls, we have Tarani Kamoe and Adalyne Hazelman in America. Then we have the youngsters like Annie Shannon, Mulan Kamoe and Ruby Coffin who are strong contenders."
Fiji's last medal win was in the 1999 South Pacific Games in Guam. The side — which included players such as Sanjeev Tikaram, Archana Reddy, Hiteshn Morriswala, Adriana Thaggard, Hamidan Bibi, Jane Apted and Mohammed Janiff — won a bronze medal in the team event.