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Overseas players boost tennis tourney

Zanzeer Singh
Thursday, May 29, 2014

A group of players from Vanuatu will spice up the annual Fiji Open Tennis Championship which starts at the Denarau Golf and Racquet Club in Nadi next week.

The players from Vanuatu will be using the tournament as a learning experience and will feature in the junior division.

About 120 players have registered for the five-day event which will be played at one of the best tennis facility in the country.

Fiji's Tarani Kamoe will be the top seed for the ladies open singles category.

Kamoe won the title back in 2012 and subsequently gained a scholarship to the Georgia State University in the United States.

Her main rival will be Natabua High School student Annie Shannon.

Kiribati's Tito Bira is the top seed in the men's open singles category.

Elisabeth Leas of Australia will be the player to look out for in the girl's under-13 category. She is a primary school champion from Sydney.

Clement Mainguy is the top seed in the boy's U13 category.

Fiji Tennis Association secretary John Shannon said a total of 41 events would be played.

John said many junior players had entered this year.

"We are thankful to our sponsors Sports World, Anchorage Beach Resort, Tatts Lotto, Fiji Water, Fiji Gas and Tourism Fiji," he said.

"There are more than 60 overseas participants. We are grateful to Bob Siely for getting his group from Sydney and also the contingent from Vanuatu.

"This year's event will be exciting with the veterans and social categories as well. A total of ten courts will be used."

The Nadi Sports Club courts will be on standby. The tournament will start on June 4.








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