Fiji Time: 9:09 AM on Friday 1 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Annie goes down fighting

Zanzeer Singh
Friday, July 04, 2014

ANNIE Shannon went down in the girl's singles quarter-finals at the Oceania Open Junior Championship at the Regional Tennis Centre in Lautoka yesterday.

The Natabua High School student put on a brave show against the second seeded Natsumi Okamoto of Japan going down 7-6, 6-1.

Tennis Fiji vice-president Naga Reddy said Annie fought hard in the first set.

Reddy said Okamoto with a junior world ranking of 479 used her experience to outclass Annie in the second set.

"It is good to Annie matching up to the higher ranked overseas players," he said.

"She was the only player from the islands to reach the final 16 at the South Pacific Open Junior Championship last week.

"In this tournament she reached the quarter-finals so she has been performing well.

"We also had Mulam Kamoe who reached the final 16 in this tournament and it has earned her the first world junior ranking points."

In the other girl's quarter-finals, top seed Katerina Valos of Australia lost to Jinxuan Wang of China 2-6, 6-1, 6-1; Momoka Yoshida of Japan beat Jessica Brzozowska of Australia 7-5, 6-4 and Hsiang-Wen Huang of Taipei beat Stella Cliffe of New Zealand 6-1, 6-3.

In the boy's singles quarter-finals, top seed Jack Wong of Hong Kong beat Justyn Levin of Australia 7-6, 6-3; Luke Hammond of Great Britain downed Edwyn Ramos of Australia 6-0, 6-4; Zach Whaanga of New Zealand defeated Lok Pui Lawrence Lo of Hong Kong 6-1, 6-2 and Anthony Jackie Tang of Hong Kong beat Jack Heslin of New Zealand in a three set thriller 3-6, 6-3, 7-6.

The semi-finals will start at 8.30am today.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63220.6132
JPY 50.597447.5974
GBP 0.36260.3546
EUR 0.43850.4265
NZD 0.69540.6624
AUD 0.66050.6355
USD 0.48740.4704

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Hayne jets out
  2. Chief for a day
  3. Assault claim probe
  4. NFP lacks vision for all Fijians, says A-G
  5. Rabuka maps plans for 2018 election
  6. Fijians stand out
  7. Reference cards target environmental threats
  8. Initiative receives positive feedback
  9. Farmers served with eviction notices
  10. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

Top Stories this Week

  1. Prayer for a spouse Thursday (30 Jun)
  2. Early morning catch wows crowd at Labasa fish market Tuesday (28 Jun)
  3. Resignation threat Saturday (25 Jun)
  4. Home on a mission Wednesday (29 Jun)
  5. Body parts Tuesday (28 Jun)
  6. Monster fish halts traffic Wednesday (29 Jun)
  7. Rabuka in Saturday (25 Jun)
  8. INTERPOL assists with Natadola gruesome discovery, missing couple Monday (27 Jun)
  9. Police probe body parts find Saturday (25 Jun)
  10. Nowhere to turn to Wednesday (29 Jun)