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British duo out

Zanzeer Singh
Friday, June 27, 2014

TWO youngsters from Great Britain bowed out of the South Pacific Open Championship at the Regional Tennis Centre in Lautoka yesterday.

Playing for the first time in the tournament, Luke Hammond and Pier Foley lost in the boy's singles quarter-finals.

Hammond lost to Jamie Fraser of Australia 7-5, 6-4 while Foley went down to Richard Yang also of Australia 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.

In the other quarter-finals, Kiranpal Pannu defeated Zach Whaanga 6-2, 6-1 in the all Kiwi tie while Anthony Tang of Hong Kong beat Jack Heslin of New Zealand 6-3, 6-3.

In the girl's quarter-finals, top seed Valos Katerina of Australia beat Momoka Yashida of Japan 6-3, 7-5; Michaela Haet of Australia defeated Yaelle Honakoko 6-1, 4-6, 6-4; Alicia Smith of Australia downed Kelly Drew of New Zealand 6-1, 6-4 and Hsin-Yuan Shih of Taipei beat Mimi Levine of the United States 6-2, 7-5.

Tournament referee Patrick O'Rourke said they recorded a higher number of participants this year.

O'Rourke said there was a big qualifying tournament for the boy's singles category.

"The standard has been very high with many good players from Australia, New Zealand and Asia," he said.

"We have two guys from the Great Britain, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old who played in the quarter-finals. They have come a long way to lift the profile of the tournament."

"They had competitive matches which was exciting to watch," he said

The semi-finals will be played this morning.





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