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Wong, Whaanga in the final

Zanzeer Singh
Saturday, July 05, 2014

TOP seed Jack Wong of Hong Kong will face Zach Whaanga of New Zealand in the boy's singles final at the Oceania Open Junior Championship in Lautoka this morning.

Wong who has a world junior ranking of 267 defeated Luke Hammond of Great Britain 6-3, 6-4 in the semi-final at the Regional Tennis Complex yesterday.

Whaanga beat Anthony Jackie Tang of Hong Kong 6-1, 6-2 in his semi-final fixture.

In the girl's singles semi-final, Hsiang-Wen Huang of Taipei defeated Natsumi Okamoto of Japan 6-3, 6-3.

In the other match Momoka Yoshida of Japan beat Jinxuan Wang of China 6-2, 6-3.

Tournament referee Patrick O'Rourke said straight sets victorious were recorded during the semi-finals.

O'Rourke said the standard during the tournament was high.

"There were some long three-set matches in the lead up to the semi-finals," he said.

"The finals will be very interesting. Jack ,the number one seed in the boy's singles looks strong."

Natabua High School student Annie Shannon bowed out of the tournament after losing her quarter-final fixture to Okamoto on Thursday.

The finals will start at 8.30am.

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