118 participants for South Pacific junior tennis championships

Japan’s Anna kobayashi competes in the South Pacific Open Junior Championships in Lautoka. Picture: REINAL CHAND

SOME of the world’s best junior tennis players are battling it out for the top honours in this year’s ITF South Pacific Open Junior Championships held at the Regional Tennis Centre at Nadovu, Lautoka.
Highest ranked junior boy from India Maan Shah is one of the top contenders for the top award while Carol Lee of Northern Mariana Islands is tipped to take out the girls’ title.
The event has attracted 118 participants (51 boys and 65 girls) from 18 countries which is a record number of girl’s entries for a junior event in Fiji.
Fiji is well represented with both Saoirse Breen and Ruby Coffin competing for the girls singles while Charles Cornish out to stamp his mark in the junior boys singles.
The event started on Monday and will end on Sunday.

Monday 25 June 2018 Qualifying Results

Boys Singles Qualifying
Shin Inoue, JPN def. Masami Sasano, JPN 6-0 6-0.

Girls Singles Qualifying
Chloe Green, AUS def. Chiharu Kobayashi, JPN 3-6 7-5 6-1 .
Zali Morris, AUS def. Konomi Miyakawa, JPN 5-7 6-3 6-2 .
Yui Moriguchi, JPN def. Prudence Bird, SOL 6-4 6-2 .
Stefani Webb, AUS def. Moka Takizawa JPN, 6-0 6-3 .
Ai Maruyama, JPN def. Maya Haidari AUS, 6-3 6-4 .
Minami Tani, JPN def. Sara Tanti, AUS 6-0 6-1 .
Anna Kobayashi, JPN def. Ayda Guler, AUS 6-7(3) 7-5 7-5 .
Zorika Morgan, SOL def. Nanami Hayakawa JPN, 7-6(2) 3-6 6-1 .
Ella Fraser, AUS def. Madeleine Whip, AUS 6-3 6-1 .
Shiori Kurita, JPN def. Penina Kamu, SAM 6-2 6-1 .

Moe Konno, JPN def. Chloe Green, AUS 6-2 7-5 .
Zali Morris, AUS def. Mystique Maljanek, AUS 6-1 6-1 .
Stefani Webb, AUS def. Yui Moriguchi, JPN 6-1 6-2 .
Minami Tani, JPN def. Ai Maruyama, JPN 6-2 6-2 .
Ella Fraser, AUS def. Shiori Kurita, JPN 6-4 6-3 .

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