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Shannon claims Easter tennis championship

Zanzeer Singh
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ANNIE Shannon won the ladies title at the Sports World Easter Open Tennis Championship at the Regional Complex in Nadovu, Lautoka, yesterday.

The Natabua High School student impressed during the four-day event to win her first major title in the country.

She defeated Lorraine Bainimatuku 6-3, 7-5 in a tight and exciting affair.

Tennis Fiji vice-president Naga Reddy said Annie played gallantly and the junior players impressed in the tournament.

"The contingent from the Norfolk Islands livened up the competition," he said.

"They brought a young squad and dominated the grade events. The standard of tennis was high. Annie was able to shrug off Lorraine in her deciding set."

Tennis Fiji secretary John Shannon said their next aim was to tour either American Samoa or Norfolk Islands.

"A squad from American Samoa participated in the tournament a few years back. Now we hosted the team from the Norfolk Islands.

"They spent close to $40,000 to get here. The money was collected through fundraising like washing cars, book sales and walk-a-thons.

"We have to do something like that to fund our trip."

In the men's open singles final top seed Tito Bira lost to Terry Rush 6-3, 7-5.

Results: Boy's U10: Lachlan Guba (winner), Alexandre Davias (runner-up); U12: Mavi Leflon (winner), Sam Grubb (runner-up); U14:

Nicholas Yee Toy (winner), Damien Wu (runner-up); Girl's U12/U14:

Namratta Noleen Nand (winner), Storm Walker (runner-up); Men's Social:

Devrath Narayan (winner), Sumeet Sharma (runner-up); Men's Open

Singles: Terry Rush (winner), Tito Bera (runner-up); Ladies Open

Singles: Annie Shannon (winner), Lorraine Bainimatuku (runner-up); Men's Open Singles: Richard Breen (winner), Rakesh Singh (runner-up); Men's Open Doubles: Tito Bera/Andre Forrester (winner), Kunal Narayan/Devrath Narayan (runner-up); Men's Social Doubles: Krishneel Pillay/Aaron Dutt (winner), Rakesh Singh/Raynald Singh (runner-up).

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