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Annie on song

Zanzeer Singh
Thursday, July 03, 2014

NATABUA High School student Annie Shannon fought hard to win her elimination match during the inaugural Oceania Open Junior Championship at the Regional Tennis Complex in Lautoka yesterday.

Shannon qualified for today's girls singles quarter-finals after beating Alexanda Taylor of Australia 7-6, 6-3.

Mulan Kamoe wasn't so lucky going down to Jinxuan Wang of China 7-6, 6-2 in her fixture.

Top seed Katerina Valos of Australia qualified for the quarter-finals after beating Ramu Ueda of Japan 7-5, 6-2.

Boys' top seed Jack Wong of Hong Kong downed Pratt Keerasuntonpong of New Zealand 6-3, 6-2.

Tournament referee Patrick O'Rourke said the International Tennis Federation Junior Championships held in the country were a pathway for bigger events on the international scene.

O'Rourke said Australian Nicholas Kyrgios who upset world number one Rafael Nadal during the Wimbledon fourth round yesterday, won the South Pacific Open Junior Championship in Lautoka in 2010.

"It is unbelievable that after winning the junior tournament here four years ago, Nicholas has now defeated the world number one," he said.

"This is the first Oceania Open Junior Championship. We have a very good field because it is following the South Pacific Open Junior Championship last week which is the ITF Grade Four event.

"Many of the overseas players have stayed back to compete.

"The top seeds from last week have progressed to the singles quarter-finals.

"There have been some good performances by the local girls.

"Mulan got to the round of 16 so she has achieved her first world junior ranking points while Annie Shannon is in the quarter-finals."

The tournament continues today.

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