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Wong comeback for title

Zanzeer Singh
Sunday, July 06, 2014

TOP seed Jack Wong of Hong Kong won the boy's singles title at the Oceania Open Junior Championship at the Regional Tennis Complex in Lautoka yesterday.

Wong who has a world junior ranking of 267 defeated Zach Whaanga of New Zealand 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the final.

Wong lost the first set but regained his composure to outsmart Whaanga in the next two sets to clinch victory.

The ladies singles final between Momoka Yoshida of Japan and Hsiang-Wen Huang of Taipei also lasted three sets. Yoshida lost the first set 6-4. She bounced back to win the next two sets 6-2, 6-2 to claim the title.

The British pair of Piers Foley and Luke Hammond took out the boy's doubles title.

They defeated Jack Heslin and Kiranpal Pannu of New Zealand 7-6, 7-6. The exciting match was decided after a tiebreaker in both sets.

Kelly Drew of New Zealand and Alexandra Taylor of Australia claimed the girl's doubles title. They defeated the Taipei pair of Hsin-Yuan Shih and Huang 6-4, 6-3.

Tournament referee Patrick O'Rourke said the inaugural event was successful.

O'Rourke said the plan was to rotate the tournament around the island nations.

"We expect a bigger turnout next year," he said.

"The overseas players enjoyed the atmosphere and there was high standard of tennis on display."

Fiji's Annie Shannon reached the girl's singles quarter-finals.





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