43 Boys and 33 girls signed in for the BNP Paribas New Caledonia ITF Junior Championships in Noumea from the 11th-16th June. In the Boys Singles, only 2 Pacific players won a round, Terry Rush (FSM) and 14th seed Johan Sklenak (CAL) with the latter reaching the 3rd round following a 1st round bye before being beaten by the 3rd seed, Ming Chun Alan Sou (HKG) 6-3, 6-2. The Boys Singles was won by the top seed, Moerani Bouzige (AUS) who defeated 5th seed Taisei Miyamoto (JPN) 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-2.
In the Girl’s Singles, the only pacific player to win a round was 14th seed, Ayana Rengiil (PAL) who advanced to the 3rd round after a 1st round bye by beating Wakaba Sato (JPN) 6-0, 6-2 before losing to 4th seed Rika Tanaka (JPN) 6-3, 6-0. The Girl’s Singles final was won by top seed Ayumi Miyamoto (JPN) who beat 2nd seed Mimi Levine (USA) 6-1,6-1
The Boy’s Doubles saw Johan Sklenak (CAL) reach the quarter-finals with his partner Moerani Bouzige (AUS) before losing this very close match 6-4, 6-7 (6), (10-8). The Boy’s Doubles was won by the Japanese pairing of Taisei Miyamoto/ Yuki Watanabe who beat Seon Yong Han (KOR)/Ming Chun Alan Sou (HKG) 6-2, 6-1
The Girl’s Doubles saw the Pacific pairing of Carol Lee (NMI)/Ayana Rengiil (PAL) and Lysiane Moto-Nekiriai (CAL) and her Australian partner reach the quarter finals before being beaten. The Girl’s Doubles final was won by the top seeds, Mimi Levine (USA)/ Ayumi Miyamoto (JPN) who beat the Japanese pairing of Risa Fukutoku/ Funa Kozaki 6-4, 6-3
Yaelle Honakoko continued her domination of the BNP Paribas New Caledonia Junior Event, part of the ITF World Circuit, in June 2014 when she won the Girl’s Singles title for the 2nd consecutive year. She convincingly beat Gabriella da Silva Fick (AUS) 6-0, 6-4. This win was all the more creditable as she had struggled with a serious abdominal injury in defeating Ramu Moriguchi (JPN) in the semi-final 6-0, 2-6, 6-2
New Caledonia was again in the winner’s circle when Samuelle Bull (CAL) teamed with Mimi Levine (USA) to defend her doubles title in beating Gabriella da Silva Fick and Alicia Smith (AUS) 2-6, 7-6(3), 10-6.
New Zealand Boys dominated both the Boy’s Singles and Doubles events with Kiranpal Pannu (NZL) beating Zac Whaanga (NZL) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Zac Whaanga then combined with Dominic Miller(NZL) to beat Kiranpal Pannu and Jack Heslin(NZL) in the Boy’s Doubles Final 6-7 (3), 6-2, 10-7
The 2014 BNP Paribas Junior de Nouvelle-Caledonie Fact Sheet can be accessed here NCal fact sheet 2014
The BNP Paribas New Caledonia ITF Junior Tournament starts Sunday 16th June in Noumea. Please follow the link below for all the draws and results this week. The tournament will finish on Friday 21 June.
Saturday 22nd June
Pictured on the left Yaelle Honakoko(CAL) and on the right Ayaka Higashi (JPN)
In the Boy’s Singles Final, Yu-Ju Chung (TPE) beat Simon Truong (AUS) 63 64.
Pictured on the left, Yu-Ju Chung (TPE) and on the right Simon Truong(AUS)
Thursday 20th June
The Pacific Oceania pairing of Annie Shannon (FIJ) and Samuelle Bull (CAL) have won the Doubles Final of the BNP Paribas ITF Junior Doubles Event in Noumea, New Caledonia. For Annie Shannon, this is her 2nd ITF Junior Doubles title.
In the Final they played the 4th seeds, Gabriella Coates (NZL) and Danielle McIntyre (AUS) and closed the match out in 2 tight sets 7/5, 6/4.
Earlier in the semi-finals, they had beaten the 3rd seeds Yuri Katano (JPN) and Alicia Smith (AUS) 6/4,6/3.
Monday 17 June:
Andrew Mailtorok reports on the Opening Day that “Vinda Teally (SOL) had an outstanding start to the Tournament yesterday defeating Emma Eccleton (NZL) with an ITF Junior ranking of 217 . Vinda started somewhat nervously with numerous unforced errors to lose the 1st set 6-3. After being down 4 games in the 2nd set, she fought back tenaciously to win that 6-4. Then closing out the match 7-5 in the 3rd set producing outstanding tennis on the big points.She will now have to play Samuelle Bull (CAL) in the next round.
Annie Shannon (FIJ) will play Lana Popovich, with a NZ ranking of 52, if the current rain eases up.”